Manhattan Birth Injury Lawyers
Was Your Child Injured by Medical Malpractice?
There are many different forms of birth injuries, sometimes they can occur well before birth if the treating physician failed to properly care for the mother during her pregnancy. They can also occur during the birth itself. Injuries to a newborn child are devastating, both physically and emotionally, to everyone involved. Far too many birth defects are the result of medical malpractice and are entirely preventable.
Speak with a Manhattan birth injury attorney to find out about legal recourse after being affected by medical malpractice. Call 800-SMART-LAW today.
Birth Injury Defects
Erb’s and Cerebral palsies are two of the most common and tragic results of malpractice during delivery. Each one has severe effects that last an entire lifetime. Erb's palsy (brachial plexus palsy) is a form of paralysis that affects the arm, shoulder, and hand. This occurs during delivery when the nerves that connect a baby's arm, shoulder, and hand to the spinal cord are damaged. Other types of birth injuries that can occur include brachial plexus and microcephaly.
Birth injuries can occur when:
- There is lack of oxygen to the brain during delivery
- Forceps are used incorrectly
- A doctor prescribes drugs that are dangerous for pregnant women
- Doctors fail to schedule the mother for regular checkups
- Medical professionals commit some other error through negligence
Compassionate, Caring, and Effective Representation from a Manhattan Injury Lawyer
If you have a child with severe complications from birth, you need both the best medical and the best legal advice. Retaining the services of a skilled Manhattan birth injury attorney can ensure that you obtain representation to protect your child's rights. In cooperation with leading medical experts, Segal & Lax can determine if you have been the victim of an improper delivery or care. When the consequences of a doctor's error are brain damage and a lifetime of suffering, have the team of Segal & Lax on your side.
It is tough feeling helpless after a tragedy. Call 800-SMART-LAW and regain some control over the situation.