New York City Birth Injury Attorneys
Complications during labor and delivery can cause injury to a mother and/or her baby. A family’s grief after a birth injury can be devastating if the mother or child dies or if the child suffers an injury that will last a lifetime. The costs of treating birth injuries can be astronomical, but the loss extends far beyond just the financial hardships. The emotional pain that occurs from birth injuries can cause trauma and affect a child or mother’s ability to function as much as any physical injury. The medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm have the experience and drive to fight ruthlessly for the wrongdoings that occurred to you and your child.
Are Birth Injuries Rising in NYC?
According to Reuters Health, a recent government study showed that severe complications from childbirth are on the rise. From 2008 to 2009, for example, there were 129 cases of severe complications for every 10,000 women who delivered a baby in a hospital. That is a 75% increase in the number of complications from a decade ago.
Types of Birth Injuries in NYC
There are many types of birth injuries that a child could suffer during labor and delivery.
Some of the most common birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain damage
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Untreated jaundice
- Meconium aspiration
- Bone fractures
- Depressed skull fractures
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
- Obstetrical malpractice errors
The mother may also be harmed either as a result of mistakes made during delivery or as a result of poor prenatal care. Placental abruption, preeclampsia, and gestational diabetes are just a few of many complications that could endanger the life of the mother.
Obtaining Compensation for Birth Injuries in New York City
Many types of birth injuries are incurable and leave the child in need of lifetime care. If a doctor or hospital caused a birth injury, they should be held liable to pay for all of the costs associated with the medical treatment the mother or child needs. A medical malpractice claim can also be brought by an experienced NYC birth injury lawyer to obtain compensation for non-economic losses, including pain and suffering and emotional distress.
To make a successful malpractice claim, it is important to show that the doctor or care provider’s actions were unreasonably incompetent and fell below the accepted standard of care. It is also important to demonstrate that the mistakes or errors made by the care provider were the direct cause of the injury to the mother or baby. These are difficult to prove for those inexperienced with the laws regarding malpractice, which often protect physicians.
Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer in New York Today!
Our New York City birth injury attorneys can you assist with all aspects of your claim for compensation, from gathering evidence to negotiating a settlement or going to court. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., has more than four decades of legal experience helping injured clients pursue full and just compensation for their losses, securing the second-highest settlement for a client in New York state history.
Our firm recognizes the dire needs of our clients. The heartbreak and suffering from birth injuries are enough to deal with on their own — our lawyers can handle your case so you can move forward with your life. We aggressively represent your interests because we believe in what we do. When you retain an attorney from The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., you are putting a powerful ally in your corner.
Seek the justice and resources you need and deserve. Contact us for a free consultation.