Birth Defects & Injuries
Medical Malpractice Advocacy in New York
Approximately 27 out of every 1,000 newborn babies suffer from some sort
of birth-related injury. Birth injuries can range from minor bruises to
serious injuries such as cerebral palsy. Among these injuries, cerebral
palsy / brachial plexus (Erbs palsy) is common.
Birth-related injuries can occur at almost every point during labor and
delivery. These injuries could also result from medical negligence. A
baby diagnosed with a birth injury may recover fully and quickly, but
in certain cases the injury may result in physical or mental limitations.
Discuss your case with a New York personal injury attorney from Flanzig
& Flanzig, LLP.
Common Causes of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries are usually caused by operative deliveries, and could result
Oxygen deprivation — Oxygen deprivation is one of the major risks involved during delivery,
and can occur when the umbilical cord gets compressed or twisted during
delivery. This can result in serious injuries and lifelong suffering for a child.
Mechanical trauma — This can be caused by an unusual position adopted by the baby
at the time of delivery. It can also occur if the baby is too large to
pass through the birth canal. If the doctor does not react properly, tragic
injuries may follow.
Negligence / mistakes by the medical team during delivery — Mistakes can occur just before delivery, at the time of delivery,
or immediately after delivery. Most medical negligence cases during birth
involve the use of excessive force or improper rotational force during
delivery. Delay in performing Cesarean section (C-section) operation during
a difficult delivery could also result in birth injuries.
Incomplete or improper pre-natal monitoring / testing — The medical team could be unprepared to handle a difficult delivery
due to improper testing, resulting in a serious birth injury. All medical
professionals are required to provide adequate care. A lack of preparation
could indicate negligence or error.
Representation from Birth Injury Lawyers in NY
Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP has been serving injured New Yorkers since 1956. If your child has been a victim of birth injury, then you should contact
us immediately. Our firm has recovered millions for clients throughout
New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Long Island, and
other areas in the Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
Call our team today at 888-290-5994 to discuss your case.