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Ask birth injury lawyers serving the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and other areas about the merits of your case.

Calcagno & Associates

900 South Avenue, 3rd Floor
Staten Island, NY, 10314
Phone: 1-800-WE-FIGHT
             (718) 568-3585

By appointment only

Battery Place
New York, NY, 10004
Phone: 800-933-4448

Grand Concourse Bronx, NY, 10451 Phone: 718-933-4448

Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY, 11214 Phone: 800-487-6837

Birth Injury Malpractice

A birth injury is a physical injury suffered by a baby during labor or birth; these injuries usually occur during difficult or complex births. Sometimes, a routine birth is made unnecessarily difficult and complex by the poor judgment of the medical professionals on hand. If you suspect that this was the case in your child’s birth, you may have a medical malpractice claim, so it is best to contact birth injury lawyers working locally in the Bronx, Manhattan, or Staten Island areas as soon as possible. Understanding something about the most common birth injuries can help you decide whether taking this step is in order.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a medical condition that affects motor skills and mental development permanently. Research has revealed that cerebral palsy can be caused by a lack of oxygen to the infant’s brain during birth and/or improper handling of the skull. Birth injury lawyers can investigate your case in the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, or any other area of New York state to determine whether the cerebral palsy occurred because of the doctor’s error. Please visit our page dedicated to cerebral palsy for more information on this condition and your legal options.

Erb’s Palsy / Brachial Plexus Paralysis

Brachial plexus paralysis is a birth injury that can occur when the doctor stretches or pulls the baby’s shoulder during labor and delivery. The result of this birth injury is that the individual suffers paralysis, problems with muscle control, and/or nerve damage in the hand and arm area. Please visit our page dedicated to Erb’s palsy for more information on this condition and your legal options.

Brain Injury

In a difficult birth, the doctor will sometimes opt to use vacuum extractors to pull the infant out of its mother by the head. When these vacuum extractors are used improperly, a large hemorrhage can form on the back of the baby’s head. The infant may also suffer a scalp laceration. During birth, if the baby is deprived of oxygen, loses significant amounts of blood, or has its umbilical cord twisted or compressed, brain damage can result. Seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, and other mental impairments commonly follow. If you suspect your child has suffered this type of injury, experienced birth injury lawyers can explain your rights and help your family.

Untreated Jaundice

A baby who is delivered by a doctor who improperly uses forceps or vacuum extraction or engages in other careless handling techniques may become bruised during delivery. Bruises on an infant that small are not necessarily as harmless as they would be on an adult. A baby bruised at birth is more likely to develop jaundice, which, if left untreated, can cause a type of brain damage known as kernicterus. Kernicterus is known to cause types of cerebral palsy as well as hearing, vision, and neurological problems.

Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer Serving the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and All of New York State

Determined birth injury / cerebral palsy lawyers in your area, whether it is the Bronx, Manhattan, or Staten Island, may be able to gather key evidence that your doctor was responsible for the birth injury suffered by your child. If evidence of birth injury malpractice is found, it is important for you to seek damages so that you may obtain compensation for the resulting medical expenses. Please contact a birth injury lawyer for more information.

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