New York City 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 New York 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 New York City.
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
New York 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.