Kyle Newman Founder and Senior Trial Lawyer at Uptown Injury New York's Best Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer




Kyle Newman Founder and Senior Trial Lawyer at Uptown Injury New York's Best Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer

Track Record of Success Fighting for New York Birth Injury Victims

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.

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Helping Injured New Yorkers

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.

Kyle Newman Founder and Senior Trial Lawyer at Uptown Injury Law New York's Best Personal Injury Medical Malpractice and Accident Law firm New York's Top Trial Lawyers Helping Injured New Yorkers If you or a loved one was injured because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful act your life can change in an instant. You may require extensive medical care, lose time from work and have serious concerns about how you’ll pay your bills. You also may be experiencing severe pain that prevents you from returning to your normal daily life. That’s where our team of experienced personal injury attorneys come in, to help you receive full compensation for your injuries and losses from those responsible. Whether it’s a trip and fall, car accident, dog bite or workplace injury, the personal injury attorneys at Uptown Injury Law, PLLC have fought tirelessly for personal injury accident victims throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the New York City Metro Area for over 15 years. To schedule a free consultation contact us online or call our office

No Fee Unless You Win

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.


Millions Recovered

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.

Uptown Injury Law 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. more than 100 million in New York, York City. 35 Million in Brooklyn and Queens, 25 Million in The Bronx and Manhattan, 10 Million in Long Island, and about 1 Million in Staten Island
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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  1. Orthopedic and External Damage: this category covers things like broken bones, bruises, lacerations and other physical injuries caused by external trauma. The most common injury in this category is a clavicle fracture (broken collar bone), which frequently occurs when the baby’s shoulders become stuck in the birth canal.
  2. Nerve Injuries: the brain controls movement of the body through a series of nerves that run from the brain down through the spine. During a stressful childbirth the baby’s nerve channels frequently get damaged from overstretching or compression as the maneuver through the birth canal. There is a particular grouping of nerves in the neck / shoulder area (the brachial plexus nerves) that are frequently injured during vaginal delivery. Injuries to these nerves cause common birth injuries such as Erb’s palsy and Klumpke’s palsy.
  3. Brain Injuries: Damage to the baby’s brain can occur anytime the supply of oxygen to the baby is disrupted or restricted. Without oxygen, cells in the baby’s developing brain quickly die. This type of injury to brain cells is permanent. The most common birth injury resulting from brain damage is cerebral palsy – a disability affecting the child’s ability to control body movement and coordination.

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.

In most cases, doctors and health care providers are legally obligated to notify parents of any apparent birth defects, disabilities or developmental abnormalities identified during pregnancy. This means that most congenital birth defects are not a surprise when the baby is born.
With that in mind, if your baby is born with a totally unexpected injury or disability that might be the first indication that a birth injury occurred. The baby’s general physical condition and appearance immediately after birth is another good indicator. In many cases, however, the baby may appear fully normal immediately after birth and the signs of their injury don’t appear until months or years later. Your pediatrician is in the best position to diagnose a birth injury vs. a birth defect.

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:

  • Medical bills (past, current and future), such as is required for surgery, physical therapy, medical equipment or medications.
  • Nursing care or specialized daycare.
  • Private tutoring.
  • Other accommodations.

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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