A Birth Injury Attorney Can Pursue Compensation for Medical Treatment and More
Perhaps the most tragic of all personal injuries are those suffered by infants during the birth process. Birth injury cases include those involving Erb's palsy, shoulder dystocia, brain damage, and cerebral palsy. The birth injury lawyers at our Brooklyn firm work closely with medical experts to determine whether a birth injury is the result of medical negligence. If it is determined that medical malpractice was involved, we proceed with a case against the responsible parties, calling upon expert witnesses and building the most thorough case we possibly can in an effort to maximize your recovery.
Obviously, nothing can compensate for an injury to your child, but we will work tirelessly to help you attain some measure of justice. If your child has suffered from Erb's palsy, brain damage, cerebral palsy, or another birth injury, please contact our attorneys in Brooklyn, New York.
Common Forms of Birth Injury
When an injury occurs before, during, or after delivery, the resulting condition is deemed a birth injury. We have handled cases involving a variety of different conditions. The most common forms of birth injury include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Skin irritation and soft tissue damage
- Erb’s palsy
- Fractures, especially to the collar bone
- Spasticity and/or temporary body paralysis
- Bruising, bleeding, and forceps marks on the skull
- Spinal cord and/or cranial nerve damage
- Herpes, group B, or cytomegalovirus infection
If your baby is suffering from one or more of these birth injury conditions, please get in touch with our lawyers in Brooklyn right away. Although the most severe birth injury conditions are incurable, a variety of treatments and support systems are available to help manage your child’s care.
Causes of Birth Injury
The primary cause of birth injury is the lack of oxygen to the brain, resulting in the death of brain cells and permanent damage. Fetal respiratory distress, shoulder dystocia, and bleeding on the brain are also among the leading causes of brain damage and long-term disabilities. The difference between a birth defect and birth injury is that the latter is directly linked to medical malpractice, in the case of an anesthesia error, or delayed or mistaken diagnoses.
The majority of birth traumas are preventable — we work with families to help them defend their helpless children.
Contact Our Birth Injury Lawyers in Brooklyn, New York
After more than 30 years defending the rights of birth injury victims, the attorneys at our Brooklyn, New York firm understand the difficulties of fighting complex medical cases and big insurance companies. We are highly skilled and experienced, with a passion for the law and compassion for the victims of all forms of personal injury. If you believe that your child is suffering as a result of a malpractice-related birth injury, contact our lawyers to schedule a free evaluation of your case.