Birth Injury Lawyers in the Philadelphia Area

Birth Injuries | Delivery Room Errors | Cerebral Palsy | Erb’s Palsy
Shoulder Dystocia | C-Section Mistakes | Hypoxia Issues

Though the birth of a child is often called “a miracle,” it is in reality a medical and scientific event. Hundreds of years of experience have demonstrated that there are proper procedures to follow to minimize the risk of injury to a newborn child and the mother. When doctors, nurses or other medical personnel fail to follow established procedures and you or your child suffer needless injuries as a result, the attorneys at Shaffer & Gaier can help.

At the law firm of Shaffer & Gaier, we offer more than 45 years of combined legal experience to people in and around Philadelphia, representing parties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We have the experience to understand that every case is unique, but our commitment to you is always the same — to help you get the best result possible as quickly as is reasonable. To ensure that we have a thorough understanding of all the medical issues involved in your case, we have a registered nurse as a full-time member of our staff. We will take the time to listen carefully to the details of your case, and will fully explain your rights and options so you can take the right steps to protect yourself and your family.

Contact our office online, or call us in Philadelphia at 215-751-0100 or in New Jersey at 856-429-0970 to set up an appointment. There is no cost or obligation for your first meeting.

Our Representation in Birth Injury Cases

We will take care of all matters related to your birth injury claim, gathering and preserving all relevant evidence, drafting and filing all pleadings and other documents, and zealously representing you in all hearings or proceedings, from depositions to settlement talks to trial. We handle a broad range of birth injury claims, including cases involving:

  • Delivery room errors, from suction or clamp-related injuries to hypoxia or medication-induced injuries
  • Errors in inducing labor
  • Failure to properly monitor mother or fetus, leading to fetal distress
  • Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brachial plexus injury or shoulder dystocia
  • Preeclampsia
  • C-section errors, including failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner

We will help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses, including loss of companionship or consortium, any medical expenses involved and the costs of special care, special equipment, home remodeling and other expenses incurred to accommodate your child’s health problems.

Contact Shaffer & Gaier

At our office, every prospective client receives a free initial consultation. For an appointment, call us in Philadelphia at 215-751-0100 or in New Jersey at 856-429-0970, or Contact our office online. Evening and weekend meetings can be scheduled upon request. We will also travel to your home if necessary.

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