If you or a loved one have experienced a birth injury caused by the negligence of medical professionals, our firm is here to provide the legal assistance you need. Our experienced attorneys have helped many victims of medical malpractice and personal injury obtain the compensation they deserve. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for a consultation and start building your case.
If your child has suffered a birth injury, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. Birth injuries can have a lifelong impact on a child and their family, and it is important to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
At our firm, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that families face when their child has suffered a birth injury. Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping families seek justice and obtain the compensation they need to care for their child’s ongoing medical needs. We have a proven track record of successfully representing clients in cases involving birth injuries caused by medical malpractice, negligence, and other types of accidents.
We will work tirelessly to investigate the cause of your child’s birth injury and build a strong case to hold the responsible party accountable. Our goal is to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your child’s medical bills, ongoing care needs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
We understand that this is a difficult and emotional time for you and your family. Our compassionate team will listen to you with empathy and provide you with the support and guidance you need throughout the legal process. We will fight for your right to compensation and justice, so you can focus on caring for your child and helping them to thrive.
If your child has suffered a birth injury, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. You can reach us by calling our office at 855-233-8728 or by filling out our online contact form. We will listen to your story, answer your questions, and provide you with the legal guidance and support you need to move forward.
Most people struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, our New York trial attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. That means you pay us nothing unless we win your case.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys have represented thousands of seriously injured New Yorkers. We are extremely proud of the results we’ve obtained for our clients in excess of $100 million dollars in the New York City Metro area.
If your child has been injured as a result of a birth injury caused by a doctor or hospital’s negligence, our team of skilled New York birth injury attorneys are here to help. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
The term “birth injury” refers to any internal or external damage or injury to a baby that occurs during pregnancy or labor and delivery. Birth injuries can be the result of developmental abnormalities or trauma and duress during childbirth or pregnancy. How is a “Birth Injury” Different from a “Birth Defect”?
A birth defect is a congenital condition that is passed on through genetic abnormalities. A birth injury is not something that is inherited but rather an injury that occurs as a result of some event during pregnancy or childbirth. For example, cleft palate and clubfoot are 2 common congenital birth defects. They are the result of genetics not anything that happened during pregnancy. By contrast, Erb’s palsy is a common birth injury involving paralysis of the arm. Erb’s palsy has nothing to do with genetics. The condition is caused by a specific type of nerve damage babies often suffer during traumatic childbirth.
Most commonly occurring birth injuries fall into one of 3 categories:
Not all birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice or anything the doctors did or did not do during pregnancy or childbirth. Many birth injuries are simply the result of developmental abnormalities or environmental factors that doctors have no control over. However, a large percentage of birth injuries are directly caused by medical errors or negligent care. Negligent use of forceps or vacuum extractors; delay in performing an emergency C-section; and prenatal diagnostic mistakes are just a few of the many common medical errors that directly cause thousands of preventable birth injuries each year.
Once you realize that your baby suffered a birth injury, the natural questions for most parents become how and why. Many parents don’t even consider the possibility that their baby’s birth injury might be the result of a mistake by the doctors or hospital staff during delivery. But the fact is that medical negligence is one of the most likely reasons why your baby suffered a birth injury. Even the best doctors make mistakes. If you think your healthcare providers may have been responsible for the injury, the only way to know for certain is to consult a medical expert and get a formal opinion from them.
Generally, the defendants in a birth injury lawsuit are the medical staff that helped deliver your baby. This medical staff may include your obstetrician, nurse, or any other medical personnel that was negligent with the care of your child during delivery.
In some cases, you may sue the hospital where your baby was delivered.
Since every case is different, it can be difficult to specify how long your lawsuit will take to reach a conclusion. In general, birth injury lawsuits last for several months to several years.
Your birth injury attorney will try to resolve your case as quickly and fairly as possible, keeping you updated on the progression from start to finish.
Most birth injury lawsuits will resolve with an out-of-court settlement. Birth injury settlements allow the case to come to a conclusion quicker, in turn, helping your family receive compensation sooner.
The amount of compensation awarded in a settlement depends on the severity of your child’s birth injury, the estimated amount of lifetime medical costs, and other factors.
That said, some birth injury cases do go to trial, in which a judge and jury hear arguments from both legal teams and then reach a decision on who wins. The trial process can add a significant amount of time to your lawsuit, and if your side loses, you may not receive any money at all.
Victims of birth injuries caused by medical malpractice may be eligible for compensatory damages in a birth injury lawsuit.
This could include money to help pay for:
Your child may also be eligible for eventual costs of lost wages, lost earning capacity and future lost income, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.
You might also be compensated for the lost parent-child relationship if your child’s injury has caused a significant mental disability. A malpractice lawsuit may also seek punitive damages if actions by the liable parties equate to gross negligence or reckless disregard for human life.
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