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New York City Birth Injury Lawyer

Childbirth poses risks to both mother and child. The medical team attending the birth has specific safety protocols to follow when something goes wrong. If a doctor does not act quickly enough or fails to take the action that is medically necessary, misreads the data provided by medical equipment, critical injuries can occur that can lead to significant problems for your child.

At Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, our team of experienced birth injury lawyers can help you initiate a legal action to pursue justice for birth-related injuries.   If you or your baby were injured during or before labor or delivery, we urge you to contact us immediately.

Types of Birth Injuries

When malpractice or medical negligence occur during labor, all it takes is a split second for an injury to occur. A birth injury that came about due to malpractice or medical negligence can lead to a child who is impaired, suffering from one of the following conditions:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Brain damage due to hypoxia
  • Bone fractures

One of the most dangerous situations during childbirth is when the baby does not receive enough oxygen during labor, or “hypoxia.” In some birth injury cases, if the correct procedures were followed, the injuries to your child could have been avoided. When an obstetrician or other medical professional attending the birth fails to take the correct actions in this critical situation resulting in brain damage, it opens the door to the possibility of filing a lawsuit to seek to recover financial compensation.

Do I Have A Case?

If you believe that your doctor made a medical error or did not provide  “the accepted standard of care,” you may have a case and the ability to file a successful birth injury lawsuit. If your baby is facing the challenges of a birth injury such as cerebral palsy or brain damage, it is imperative that you get legal help without delay.

If your doctor failed to take appropriate action when problems occurred during childbirth, at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, our attorneys can review the facts in your case and advise you how to move forward with a birth injury lawsuit. Medical professionals must be held accountable for their actions, especially if a medical error, negligence, or poor judgment has led to a condition that will affect your child for life. When one of these errors will affect the future quality of life for your baby, legal action should be undertaken.

Most birth injuries, but not all, are preventable under the care of a knowledgeable and competent medical professional. Sadly, when a baby suffers trauma during birth, the consequences often last for a lifetime.

Improper Equipment Use

When a doctor or other medical professional attending birth, such as an anesthesiologist or nurse, misreads or misuses equipment, this can lead to errors, and a failure to act in a manner that protects the baby from harm. Misreading equipment or administering incorrect levels of medication or administering medication at the incorrect time can lead to a serious birth injury, leading to a range of impairments, including:

  • Paralysis
  • Developmental delays
  • Long-term disabilities
  • Physical impairments
  • Underdeveloped limbs
  • Death

Doctor Negligence

Birth injuries commonly occur when a doctor is negligent or fails to act at a critical moment. If your baby lacks oxygen during the birth process, he or she may suffer permanent brain damage with a lifetime of consequences. Injuries can occur in just seconds. An OB/GYN, nurse, or other medical professional is trained in the correct protocols for all problems that can arise during childbirth. A failure to act, as another similarly trained doctor would in such a circumstance, may potentially be considered cause for medical negligence.

Contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP Today

If your baby was injured during childbirth, contact the law offices of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP and seek the help that you need. Medical malpractice cases need to be filed within the strict statute of limitations in New York – you have two years and six months in which to file. Schedule a consultation today – the initial meeting is free and you don’t pay any fees until we win your case.