Injuries to Children
New Jersey and Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys
Child Fatalities might be one of the most devastating tragedies a person (parent or other) can endure. There is an especially difficult grief that accompanies the loss of a young life. Injuries to children can be just as difficult to endure, especially when they have permanent results. These injuries or deaths can come about through:
- Faulty playground equipment
- Negligent day cares
- Drowning/Swimming pool accidents
- Defective products/recalls
- Defective drugs/medical devices
- Medical malpractice
- School accidents
- Dog bites
- Birth injuries
Every day in the United States, children are injured in a variety of accidents that cause severe injuries. Many of these injuries could have been avoided if a responsible adult was properly supervising these children, or if other safety measures had been taken.
If your child has been injured on another’s property or by a defective product, or is the victim of an accident, medical malpractice, or other injury in Philadelphia, or anywhere in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect the rights of your child. The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys and personal injury lawyers at Messa & Associates, P.C. will thoroughly investigate your claim and work diligently to arrive at a timely settlement or proceed to trial to obtain the compensation you and your child deserve for the injury, trauma, loss, suffering and any ongoing needs that may result.
Messa & Associates, P.C. has the legal expertise to pursue your child’s claims under complicated legal theories. Our team of Philadelphia personal injury lawyers understands that the emotional, physical, and financial losses that result from injuries to your child can be overwhelming and unexpected.
Examples of our Success in Injury to Children Cases:
An eight-figure products liability settlement against a leading smoke detector manufacturer and major mobile home company where a family of seven perished in a fire. The victims, including five children ages four to eleven, suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation causing their deaths. The victims’ mobile home came equipped with smoke detectors with ionization technology which failed to provide a timely warning of, what the Pennsylvania State Police investigators determined, was a slow and smoldering fire.
$8.6 Million verdict for a family of a child who suffered severe brain damage because her delivery was inexplicably delayed.
$6 Million settlement for medical malpractice when a cardiac defect (tetralogy of fallot) in an infant went undiagnosed and untreated, resulting in death of the infant.
- Jane Doe v. Philadelphia Daycare Center
$5.75 Million recovered for wrongful death of a two-year-old at a Philadelphia daycare center. Messa & Associates, P.C. represented the interests of a two-year-old’s family who hoped that the lawsuit would bring awareness to the potential dangers and severe injuries that can occur to children at daycare centers when staff are not properly trained to supervise children. The family further hoped that daycare centers around the country, specifically those in Pennsylvania, will re-examine their hiring and training procedures of employees and take steps to improve and/or create additional policies to ensure that the safety and well-being of all the children who are under their care and supervision is not compromised.