You took every precaution during your pregnancy to ensure your child would be born healthy. Then, during delivery, your baby is injured. Unfortunately, this nightmare scenario is common for many parents throughout New York City and beyond. A birth of a child is supposed to be a happy occasion, but when a birth injury occurs, parents are often devastated and uncertain about what to do.
If your child suffered a birth injury, you need to contact an experienced New York City medical malpractice attorney immediately. At Scaffidi & Associates, we believe that your family does not deserve the hardship of an unexpected birth injury, and we know from our experience representing New York birth injury clients, that birth injury medical bills quickly add up. Most importantly, your family deserves justice and those who caused your child’s birth injury should be held accountable.
What Are Different Causes of Birth Injuries?
The United States Center for Disease Control estimates that one in every 33 babies born in the United States is born with a birth injury. Birth injuries have many different causes, but one of the most common causes is the negligence of a medical professional. Common examples of New York City birth injuries caused by negligence of a medical professional include:
- Improper administration of medications during pregnancy and/or delivery
- Improper use of delivery instruments
- Miscalculating the size of the fetus
- Failure to timely perform a c-section
- Premature delivery due to improper dating of the fetus
- Failure to provide oxygen to newborns as necessary
- Improper monitoring of the fetus prior to and during delivery
- Failure to respond to fetal distress prior to and during delivery
What Are Different Kinds of Birth Injuries?
Unfortunately, there are a very large number of birth injuries which can result from the negligence of medical professionals. Some of the more common types of birth injuries include:
- Brachial plexus injury
- Brain damage
- Broken clavicle
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Hypoxic-anoxic encephalopathy
- Intraventricular hemorrhage
What Damages Can I Recover for Birth Injuries?
If your child suffered a birth injury, you should immediately contact an experienced New York City personal injury attorney. At Scaffidi & Associates, we know from our experience representing birth injury clients that children with birth injuries face a lifetime of expensive medical care, including visits with specialists, physical therapy, and, in severe cases, in-home care. While government programs like Medicaid provide for certain kinds of care for children suffering from birth injuries, the quality of care through government programs may not be the kind of care your child truly needs. The compensation you receive through a personal injury lawsuit against those who caused your child’s birth injury can ensure they receive this care.
Is Your Child Suffering From a Birth Injury?
A birth is supposed to be a happy occasion and should never be marred by a birth injury due to the negligence of the medical staff. However, if this has happened to you and your child, you need to contact an experienced birth injury attorney immediately, to ensure your child receives the financial security they will need to obtain the medical care they need. The attorneys at Scaffidi & Associates are experienced in handling birth injury lawsuits in New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, and the surrounding areas, and will provide compassionate and aggressive representation for you and your family. Contact us today.
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