Giving birth is safer today than ever before, for the mother and the baby. However, birth accidents have not been eliminated by modern medicine. They regularly occur. Fortunately, most birth injuries are not serious injuries – they resolve themselves within a few days after the birth. Only a minority of birth injuries are severe.
During a vaginal delivery, the baby’s body experiences a tremendous amount of pressure – especially their head. The baby can be bruised on their face, head, and neck during birth. Their head can be swollen from all the force of delivery. Their face may be paralyzed and blood vessels in their eyes can be broken. These are all birth delivery injuries. In most instances, these injuries resolve themselves.
Serious birth injuries most often involve the nervous system, where there has been a failure to get adequate oxygen to the brain of the mother, the child, or both during delivery. When a baby’s brain does not get enough oxygen the baby can sustain permanent damages such as cerebral palsy or brain damage. Other severe birth injuries involve mechanical injuries that can lead to serious injuries such as spinal cord injuries.
Erb’s Palsy (brachial plexus paralysis) occurs when the baby’s shoulder and related nerves are injured during childbirth. As a result of the injury, the child’s arm may be limp and he may have a loss of muscle control in the arm, wrist, or fingers. Failures in controlling disease, such as eclampsia, can cause grievous injury.
If your child is suffering as the result of a birth injury, reach out to an NYC medical malpractice lawyer at Hecht, Kleeger, and Damashek, P.C. right away. Contact us today at (212) 490-5700 to get started on your case.
Medical error, commonly referred to as medical malpractice, is one of the main causes of serious birth injuries. Doctors or nurses don’t recognize signs of distress fast enough, or they make a mistake in interpreting electronic fetal monitors or other errors. Sometimes, doctors and nurses fail to act fast enough in a delivery situation where every second matters. If you or a loved one has a baby who suffered a serious birth injury, then the law may provide for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, as well as long-term care needs for the child.
The legal responsibility for birth injuries may lie with more than one health care provider. Nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and/or other medical professionals all may be partially liable under state law. Speak with a New York City birth injury lawyer who can review your case in order to properly establish fault, and pursue the full compensation you are entitled to.
Birth injury cases are complex and require an attorney with an intricate understanding of the medicine and the interplay between the medical and legal issues. Additionally, there are also strict time deadlines to file suit. Any delay can result in valid actions being time-barred. Here at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., our New York City birth injury attorneys have the experience and sophistication to handle a birth injury case. We have represented numerous families who have dealt with the tragedy of serious birth injuries. If you need a personal injury lawyer in New York City, please contact our team. Call us today at (212) 490-5700, or reach out online to schedule a free, initial consultation of your case.
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