As per recent statistics approximately 27 out of every 1,000 newborn babies suffer from some sort of birth related injuries. Birth injuries can range from minor injuries including bruises, to serious injuries like cerebral palsy. Most deliveries are done in hospitals, and some of these birth related injuries can happen at almost any point during labor. The injuries can also be a result of medical negligence or errors. Among these injuries, Cerebral palsy / Brachial Plexus (Erb’s Palsy) is common.
A baby diagnosed with a birth injury may be able to recover fully and quickly. However, in certain cases, the injuries result in lifelong physical injuries, brain injuries involving physical or mental limitations.
What is a Birth Injury?
Birth injuries occur during the birthing process. They are generally caused due to the negligence of medical professionals. Some babies are born with defects that could have developed during the pregnancy and couldn’t have been prevented. Birth injuries are caused by trauma during the birthing process. The injuries can vary from minor and temporary injuries to long term complications and medical conditions. However, just because there was a birth injury, it does not mean that there was negligence.
If your baby is the victim of a birth injury, you don’t only need a New York medical malpractice lawyer, you also need a supportive individual who can fight for you and provide a voice for your innocent baby. Our experienced attorneys at Frekhtman & Associates work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Common Birth Injuries
It is not necessarily the case that you will see the birth injuries right after the birth. They can sometimes take years to show. Common birth injuries include:
All potential birth injuries can be avoided if the medical professionals delivering your baby practice the right standard of care.
How can attorneys at Frekhtman & Associates help?
Our birth injury attorneys at Frekhtman & Associates handle all cases involving:
Oxygen deprivation to the mother as well as the baby- The deprivation can occur when the umbilical cord gets compressed or twisted during delivery.
Mechanical Trauma- This can occur due to unusual position adopted by the baby at the time of delivery. It can also occur if the size of baby is too large to pass through the birth canal.
Negligence/Mistakes made by the medical team at the time of the delivery- These mistakes can occur just before delivery, or at the time of delivery, or they can occur immediately after delivery. Most medical negligence cases during birth involve the use of excessive force or use of improper rotational force to deliver the baby. The delay in performing a cesarean section (C-section) operation during a difficult delivery could also result in birth injuries as well.
Incomplete or improper prenatal monitoring/testing can also result in medical mistakes during pregnancy.
WHY CHOOSE US AS YOUR BIRTH INJURY MALPRACTICE LAWYER?
Our team have been personal injury attorneys operating in New York for over 20 years. We know how the hospital insurance companies work. We fight against them everyday.
We bring in our own medical experts t o review your case to make sure that what the hospital is telling you is true. If they help us determine that you have been the victim of malpractice, then we will aggressively fight your case and take it to trial if necessary.
Give us a call. We have numerous attorney offices throughout New York to better serve you. We understand that mobility may be an issue and we can even meet with you at your home if necessary. We provide a free consultation and a No Win, No Fee model. You have nothing to lose. Contact us now and let us help you get the justice you deserve.