Brooklyn Birth Injury Attorney

Call an Attorney if Your Baby Was Injured During Childbirth

A birth injury occurs when a child is hurt during the course of their delivery. There are many different types of birth injuries depending on the delivery process and the infant. Every birth injury affects a child in a different manner, but they are all serious, life-altering, and potentially fatal injuries. If your infant was injured due to obstetric malpractice, you may be able to bring birth injury lawsuits for pain and suffering on behalf of your child. You will need an experienced lawyer who handles medical malpractice in New York to represent your family in your claim.

An Obstetrician's Negligence

There are many different reasons why a birth injury occurs. Many of them may be the result of medical malpractice, or in this case, obstetric malpractice has occurred. If your doctor was negligent in the delivery of your baby, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. Some birth injuries occur because of the time frame for the child’s delivery. If a child is delivered too rapidly, the positioning of the child may be abnormal and can cause injury. The delivery of a child can also be delayed. A delay in the delivery of a child can cause loss of oxygen to the child, stress on the child’s heart, brain damage, and even death.

Another common cause of birth injury is abnormal birth position. If a child is breech position or shoulder position, and a physician does not take the proper steps to ensure that there is a safe delivery, there can be serious consequences to the mother and the child. Some abnormal birth positions require a caesarean section (C-Section) surgery. Abnormal birth positions also can cause a lack of oxygen or brain damage to the child if the child is nor delivered within the appropriate time frame. If your doctor was negligent in the delivery of your child who was in an abnormal birth position, contact our birth injury law firm as soon as possible to discuss your child’s right to compensation.

If a child becomes lodged in the birth canal during delivery, some of the means for removal of the infant can cause serious permanent damage. The use of forceps on a child can cause head injuries, shoulder and neck injuries, and nerve damage that can be permanent. Similarly, pushing and pulling on the infant during the birth process can be equally dangerous to the child’s long term health and development. The last type of removal, vacuum extraction, can also seriously injure an infant when done negligently.

If any of these negligent actions resulted in a birth injury to your child, you should contact a Brooklyn birth injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your potential claim in a free case evaluation.

Types of Birth Injuries

Abnormal birth position, removal methods, and negligent timeframes for delivery can cause serious injuries to a child. Some of the most common birth injuries seen throughout the United States are cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy. Cerebral palsy develops when there is an injury to the motor control area of the brain. The injury can occur when the child is in utero, during the birth process, or any time up to age three. The symptoms of cerebral palsy include problems with motor development, abnormal muscle tone, joint deformities, and problems with reflexes. Another common birth injury is Erb’s palsy. Erb’s palsy is a paralysis of the arm that is caused by nerve damage to the brachial plexus nerve area. Erb’s palsy can occur to a child who was lodged in the birth canal. If you believe obstetric malpractice is the cause of your child’s cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy, you should contact one of the experienced birth injury attorneys in Brooklyn.

When an infant is lodged in the birth canal or there is unnecessary delay to the child’s delivery, there can be serious internal injuries to the child. Hemorrhages can occur, which can cause severe damage to the child’s brain and other internal organs. Hypoxia, which is a deprivation of oxygen in the bloodstream, can also cause severe and permanent health problems for a child. Both of these conditions can be a result of intrauterine asphyxiation, which a child is suffocating during the birth process. If your child has suffered brain damage or other birth defects because of intrauterine asphyxiation, you may be able to file a claim to compensate for their pain and suffering. You should call a birth injury attorney in Brooklyn as soon as possible to discuss your claim.

Fight for the Financial Support You Need

The cost of caring for a child with a birth injury is extraordinarily burdensome to a family. The burden is not only a financial burden, but also places a great deal of emotional stress on family relationships and marriages. Sometimes a parent will have to provide full-time care for a child with a birth injury and will be unable to work to support their family.

If your child was injured during delivery, you should speak with an experienced Brooklyn birth injury attorney as soon as possible. You may be able to bring a claim to compensate your family for your child’s injury. At Belushin Law Firm, we are experienced in handling sensitive personal injury claims with compassion and dedication. We will fight to get the maximum settlement to compensate for your child’s injuries.

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