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The first cry from a newborn in the delivery room is probably one of the happiest and most monumental moments for a new mother. But that smile soon turns to worry when you find out your infant has sustained injury from the delivery process.
According to statistics, 7 out of 1,000 children born in the US sustain some form of birth injury. Of these cases, the majority are avoidable and due to negligence on the part of the medical personnel.
If you believe that your child’s birth injuries were preventable and that the doctors had a duty to do better, you don’t have to suffer in silence. At Gregory Spektor & Associates, we believe in being the voice for mothers and families whose children have suffered birth injuries because of medical negligence in Queens, NY.
You can trust us to investigate the case, offer appropriate legal guidance, and represent you until you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
If you need to talk to an attorney immediately, reach out to us at our legal office in Queens, NY, for a free consultation.
There are many ways that an infant may sustain birth injuries, so you may be confused about what you can pursue legally and what you can’t.
In most cases, parents suffer in silence because they don’t know that they can take legal action for their baby’s injuries as a result of medical negligence.
That said, what type of cases can a birth injury attorney from our law firm help you pursue?
Unfortunately, oxygen deprivation during birth is the most common cause of brain injury in children, affecting 2 out of 1,000 births. Oxygen deprivation cuts off oxygen and nutrient supply, which are both extremely essential, to the child’s brain.
Consequently, the infant develops severe and often permanent brain damage.
While cerebral palsy is sometimes unavoidable, it may also be caused by medical malpractice or negligence from doctors, nurses, or midwives. In most cases, it occurs because of oxygen deprivation from prolonged labor.
Cerebral palsy severely affects the child’s future performance and strains the parents or caregivers emotionally, physically, and financially.
If a c-section is not performed or is seriously delayed when the need for it is apparent, severe harm can occur to the mother and child. It is the doctor’s job to assess and monitor the situation regularly to determine whether a c-section is needed.
You could file litigation if failure to perform a c-section led to injuries or infant death.
Doctors sometimes require devices like forceps and vacuum extractors to assist in pulling out the baby in time during delivery. However, they are supposed to use these tools carefully so as not to injure the newborn. If the doctor doesn’t follow the level of care required and consequently injures the baby, that could qualify as negligence.
Pre-Eclampsia is a condition where a woman’s blood pressure goes up during pregnancy. If untreated or mismanaged, pre-eclampsia can cause severe health issues for the mother and the child. Negligence usually occurs if the doctor ignores pre-eclampsia signs and induces labor or performs a c-section.
Sometimes, your physician may neglect to monitor you properly during the various stages of labor. Unfortunately, improper monitoring may actually lead to some avoidable and severe injuries on the baby.
Some medications may cause birth injuries, which is why doctors are supposed to be well-informed on what drugs are safe and unsafe for pregnant women. Unfortunately, negligence and medical errors can sometimes lead to babies being born with congenital disabilities like heart disease.
Labor induction uses medicine or other techniques to start labor contractions and, finally, help get the baby out. Inducing may be required in a variety of medical situations for the sake of the mother or child’s health. Delaying or failing to induce labor can often have dire consequences, including birth injuries.
ERB’s palsy is a type of injury that causes loss of movement or severe weakness in the arms and usually results from a brachial plexus injury, which is a group of nerves in the shoulders. It may be caused by different things, including excessive force on the arm or shoulder when pulling the baby out during labor.
Many common birth injuries occur from the doctor using too much force when pulling the baby out of the birth canal. This force can mild to severe head, shoulders, neck, or spinal cord injuries.
That said, our services are not limited to this list. So, if your child sustained any other kind of preventable birth injury, be sure to give us a call to talk to a New York birth injury lawyer. We’ll be happy to do a free case evaluation so that you know what direction to take.
Unfortunately for most parents, birth injuries may go unnoticed for several years. And, with the statute of limitation for birth injury litigations being ten years, it’s become common for negligent medical personnel to get away with malpractices.
So, check for alarming signs such as bruising or swelling around the contact points (head, shoulders, and neck) and complications such as seizures in the first months. Most importantly, talk to one of our birth injury attorneys in Queens, NY, to investigate your suspicions.
As the patient, you’d hope that the medical delivery team does everything humanly possible to ensure that your bundle of joy comes safely to the world. Sadly, doctors and nurses can make mistakes that result in the injury of your newborn.
Some common errors by medical delivery teams like delayed labor or failure to plan for birth complications for a large baby can lead to irreversible injuries to both the mother and child.
If your newborn is hurt due to these mistakes or any other negligent act by medical providers, you might be entitled to compensation. But the process of claiming what you rightfully deserve can seem complicated and time-consuming. This makes it important that you get an experienced attorney on your side.
Contact our time-tested and compassionate birth injury attorneys for immediate legal assistance. We’ll leave no stone unturned as we seek to hold the negligent medical professional liable for the devastating harm they’ve caused.
Our principal objective is to get you justice by ensuring that you receive the maximum compensation your family needs and deserves. You can contact us during business hours on Monday through Friday to get our expert opinion on your case.
We understand how devastating a birth injury can be. Apart from your family dealing with the pain and trauma of what just happened, your medical bills and other expenses won’t stop ballooning. But our birth injury law attorneys have helped many families like yours to get due justice in their cases.
It’s important to note that you won’t have forever to file a birth injury lawsuit against a negligent doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider. You’ll have to file your suit before the statute of limitations that applies to your case expires.
You must file a birth injury lawsuit within two years, and six months from the date your baby is injured. If your newborn succumbs to birth injuries, you’ll only have two years to demand compensation for your devastating loss. If you wait too long, you’ll lose the right to recover any damages.
Even so, your child might still have the right to file a lawsuit of their own when they turn 18. The statute of limitations can be tolled until they become an adult.
If you are ready to take action against negligent medical personnel?
Here’s how to get an attorney from our law firm:
Reach out to us so our professional and friendly legal team can address any questions or concerns you have. They’ll also readily explain your potential compensation options.
When your appointment date comes, be sure to come to our offices in person. This way, you can discuss more details regarding your case with your birth injury attorney and work out an action plan.
As your birth injury lawyer fights for you legally, be sure to keep in touch with them, relaying any documentation or details that you come across along the way.
Here is what our birth injury lawyers will do for you:
Note, some birth injury cases award millions of dollars to complainants. If you feel that your baby suffered from a birth injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Get a free case review from us to see if you are eligible for compensation.
When looking for a birth injury lawyer, you want to find a law firm that has everything necessary to help you win your case. We have several unique features to ensure that you get the best possible outcome, such as:
You need to work with a lawyer who has handled other birth injury claims to get the best results. Our birth injury lawyers are vastly experienced in birth injury lawsuits and understand all it takes to ensure that you receive deserved compensation for your case.
Our birth injury lawyers have access to useful resources such as medical databases to ensure they have all they need to make your claim as strong as it can be. We also have great resources such as health experts with whom we will collaborate to help prove your child’s injury could have been prevented with proper care from healthcare providers.
Though all of our birth injury lawyers are top-billed, we don’t charge you any fees upfront. Our experienced attorneys will offer you a free case evaluation, no matter its intricacies. Besides, all of our birth injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which essentially means that they don’t collect any legal fees unless you win your lawsuit.
As the mother or family of a child who has suffered an injury due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or healthcare provider, you have the right to file a lawsuit. Though this will not reverse the devastating impact of the situation, holding the responsible parties accountable will give you much relief, and better yet, financial compensation.
At Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C., we have top-rated lawyers with a record winning birth injury claims for clients all over Queens, New York, ready to fight for you. Call Gregory Spektor & Associates P.C. at 800-318-8888 to get help from an experienced birth injury lawyer.