Birth Injury Lawyer

What many people call birth defects are often, in fact, the results of injuries occurring during labor and delivery. Most birth injuries happen when a doctor or hospital staff provides incorrect care or is responsible for negligence before or during childbirth or during the postnatal care period. There are many kinds of birth defects, and for every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. each year, six babies incur birth trauma defects.

The birth of a child should be a joyous time. Our attorneys understand the worries you have for your baby’s future after a birth injury has occurred. If your child or the child of a loved one was injured during birth, contact the trial attorneys at Greenberg Law P.C. today. We are ready to draw on the input of expert witnesses as necessary to build a strong medical malpractice case for your baby.

Types Of Birth Injuries Or Defects That Require Attention

One of the more serious effects of birth injuries is Erb’s palsy, a form of brachial plexus palsy occurring when the nerves energizing and controlling the baby’s arm are stretched or torn during delivery. Erb’s palsy is known to cause permanent damage – both physical and emotional – along with a long road of medical and therapy expenses.

Other common birth injuries include the following:

  • Cerebral palsy caused by a lack of oxygen during labor and delivery
  • Cephalohematoma (bleeding between the scalp and skull), which can cause serious complications if left untreated
  • Kernicterus, a type of brain damage caused by high levels of bilirubin in the baby’s blood and untreated jaundice
  • Nerve damage, facial paralysis, bone fractures and other temporary or permanent defects

With prompt, thorough monitoring and treatment, some birth defects can be overcome. In other cases, therapy and other types of interventions may be necessary for years. Whatever type of birth defect has affected your child, our lawyers offer thoughtful, skillful advocacy.

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Our team will treat you like family while we help you fight for the compensation your baby needs for medical care, special education and other forms of assistance.

We offer compassion, commitment and greater peace of mind for parents through our skillful negotiations or litigation for your child’s sake. Call 212-972-5656 or email us to schedule a free consultation.

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