BIRTH INJURIES

new york city birth injuries attorney

 

NEW YORK CITY BIRTH INJURIES ATTORNEY

WITTENSTEIN & WITTENSTEIN

Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel are held to a very high standard when providing childbirth services.  Most caregivers are dedicated and careful, but when there is a failure to use the appropriate standard of care that results in a baby being injured during childbirth, you have right to sue the culprits.  Birth injuries can cause disabilities that last for life that can be very expensive for parents, so it is prudent in these cases to make sure that funds are available for this care.

Some common causes of birth injuries are:
  • Forceps or vacuum extraction is done improperly
  • Failure to perform a Cesarean section when needed
  • An undue delay in delivery the baby
  • Failure to diagnose complications that arise during labor

These are some examples of birth injuries:

  • Fractured bones: Improperly using a forceps or suction can cause fractures in a newborn baby.  Using these tools when they were not necessary can also be a claim.
  • Cerebral Palsy: Brain damage can be caused by injuries to the skull, lack of oxygen other problems during childbirth.  This can lead to cerebral palsy, a condition which causes difficulties in development and movement.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries:  When the baby is not properly positioned at birth due to negligent or reckless actions, damage can occur to the baby’s spinal cord, causing lifelong disabilities.
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries: Sometimes the baby’s shoulders are lodged behind the mother’s pelvis.  Doctors have procedures which should be employed when this happens.  Failing to use the proper technique can damage the nerves of the spinal cord, seriously impairing the use of the arms.
  • Asphyxia: Lack of oxygen can cause brain damage that could have been prevented.

NEW YORK CITY BIRTH INJURIES ATTORNEY

WITTENSTEIN & WITTENSTEIN

If your child was injured at birth, please feel free to call us for a free consultation.  We will provide empathetic caring help.  Call 718-261-8114