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Erbs Palsy Facts From A New York Birth Injury Lawyer

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Erbs Palsy Facts

Erbs Palsy is a devastating injury that only a personal injury lawyer who focuses specifically on these personal injury cases or who has experience handling erbs palsy cases can properly prosecute.  The reason for this is that understanding the medicine in an erbs palsy case can be challenging.

Erbs palsy injuries can occur from complications during the process of labor and delivery.  These complications can result in various types of injuries for a newborn baby. These birth injuries can be minor, severe or fatal in certain erbs palsy cases.

Birth injuries in general do not only include erbs palsy cases.  It also includes cerebral palsy claims and myriad of other birth injury induced conditions and maladies.  One of the most common causes of complications at birth involving  oxygen deprivation, which commonly takes place if the umbilical cord gets twisted or pressured during the birthing process.  Another major cause is mechanical trauma, which can take place when the unborn baby occupies an unusual position during the birth process or if the baby is too large to pass through birth canal in the proper way.  There are easy ways for the doctors to prevent this in many instances.

Birth injuries are more common than anyone could imagine here in the United States.  There are several birth related injuries which are caused by medical malpractice of medical personnel such as nurses, doctors or hospitals during the delivery process.  Birth injuries can also take place if excessive force is applied during the delivery of a child or there was some sort of delay in performing C-section delivery.  Many situations during the birthing process can be rectified with simple procedures or standards of care.  It is this deviation or the doctors failure to be aware of the standard of care that leads to birth injuries due to complications at birth.

Birth injuries can also take place if the medical team fails to properly anticipate the size and position of a child, and thus causing a disordered delivery.  Birth injuries mostly result from operative deliveries, rather than spontaneous deliveries.

Some of the common birth injuries are: Paralysis, Temporary Paralysis, Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, Klumpke’s Palsy, Brachial Plexus Palsy, and Fractured Collar Bone – to name a few.

Among these birth injuries the most serious injuries are those which affect the brain of a newborn child. These injuries are usually caused by lack of oxygen or bleeding which could take place within the skull or brain. Mental retardation of the child is one of the common injuries associated with Erbs Palsy.  Some children who are suffering from Erbs Palsy may also experience seizure disorders. Other than these causes, the prescription medicines can often result in birth related injuries.

If your child has been a victim of Erbs Palsy or any other types of birth injuries then you must get in touch with your personal injury lawyer who will help you receive justice and compensation.

The right New York Erbs Palsy Lawyer makes all the difference.  You need an aggressive, caring New York Erbs Palsy Lawyer who has experience representing victims of medical malpractice, personal injury and accidents in New York.

Do not delay in call for a free consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT to discuss your Erbs Palsy or birth injury case with a New York Erbs Palsy Lawyer.

Medical Malpractice Information Links to Finding Immediate Legal Assistance

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Find a Lawyer Immediately

There are many Medical Malpractice Information Portals to Finding Immediate Legal Assistance.  The one you choose is critical.

Legal resources on the Internet are abundant but finding a lawyer that truly practices in the niche area of medical malpractice under the personal injury law umbrella is not that easy.  Victims of medical malpractice injuries need an informational site, service and law firm that can provide the most up-to-date news, the latest on medical malpractice as well as how to obtain a medical malpractice attorney, should the need arise for a medical malpractice lawsuit to be developed.

It is estimated by some sources that medical malpractice and negligence is linked to over 200,000 fatalities among Americans each year as well as millions of additional injuries. The cause of medical malpractice and negligence ranges depending on an individual and their specific medical malpractice case, but some of the most frequent medical malpractice cases have involved a shortage of qualified medical professionals in nursing homes or hospitals, a physician’s misdiagnosis of a patient as well as the physical or psychological harm caused by an error or negligence of a medical professional who has compromised the safety of their patient. Another very common condition that can often be attributed to a physician’s negligence or medical malpractice is that of the devastating condition of cerebral palsy among a new born child.

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder which can affect movement and muscle coordination. Cerebral palsy can be caused by complications during birth, many of which can be avoided if proper medical procedures are followed.  Unfortunately, cases involving and resulting in Cerebral palsy in infants during the birthing process is more common than we would like.

Individuals and their families who have endured the pain and suffering from medical malpractice and negligence are encouraged to consult a medical malpractice law firm that can locate an experienced and qualified medical malpractice lawyer. Such a legal professional will likely be able to offer a free legal consultation on an individual’s potential malpractice case.

There are many definitions of medical malpractice.  Basically, medical malpractice is defined as “the failure of a physician, hospital or employee of a hospital, in rendering services, to use the reasonable care, skill or knowledge ordinarily used under similar circumstances.” Medical malpractice and negligence remain similarly defined within each state, but are commonly left up to each hospital or health care provider to regulate and monitor internally. A recent news report regarding Medical Malpractice found that there are many defects regarding the current system of reporting and recording medical malpractice, which is why it is extremely important for an individual who has suffered from a medical malpractice-induced injury to contact a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer to receive insightful information as to how to adequately develop a case in which monetary compensation may be awarded for the pain endured by a medical malpractice victim or their family and friends.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of any type of malpractice or Medical Malpractice, not just Cerebral Palsy, please call the Medical Malpractice Lawyer for a free consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  Speak to an aggressive Medical Malpractice Lawyer for free.  We have convenient locations and can even have a Medical Malpractice Lawyer come to your home or hospital.  There is no fee to us unless we win your case.  Do not delay, contact us today.  I look forward to fighting hard for your rights.

Erbs Palsy Attorney

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The right Erbs Palsy Attorney makes all the difference.  When choosing a lawyer for your Erbs Palsy Medical Malpractice case you should consider two important factors: 1) the lawyers experience in the area of law (in this case Erbs Palsy cases) and 2) the lawyer’s familiarity with the local courts.

As you are probably aware, Erbs Palsy is a condition that results from injury to the brachial plexus nerves of a child often from medical malpractice at child birth.  Shoulder dystocia is a byproduct of this devastating injury.  A lawyer well versed in this area of law and with these types of cases is invaluable.

If you or anyone you know has a child suffering from birth injuries, birth defects, Erbs Palsy or any type of palsy from medical malpractice that you think may have happen at child birth call the Erbs Palsy Attorney, Pasquale Calcagno, Esq., at 1(800)WE-FIGHT and visit us on the web at www.1800wefight.com.   We have convenient locations all over New York and can even have an attorney come to you for free consultation.

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Birth Injury Articles, Causes, Lawyers, Attorneys, Cases, Awards – 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

There is nothing more natural and amazing as a woman giving birth.  However, every year doctors cause countless mistakes during pregnancy, the birthing process and labor resulting in egregious and catastrophic injuries to new borns and their mothers.  , especially ”baby brain damage” cases as they are callously referred to are very complex.  As such, if anyone believes their child has been victimized by a doctor they should immediately consult with competent legal counsel experienced in these types of complex cases.

The following article describes the complexities lawyers experienced in these cases are required to navigate through to fight and win on behalf of their clients.

01/31 – National Legal News

A mother and father from Honolulu filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Tripler Army Medical Center earlier this month for actions that they claim resulted in their daughter’s bilateral cerebral palsy.

Bilateral cerebral palsy is a heartbreaking and very debilitation result to a doctors mistake.  It typically involves countless years of struggle for both the family and the child victimized both physically, emotionally and economically.

David and Celia McCraw allege that while Celia was in labor with their daughter, Kayla, a fetal heart monitor revealed that the child began to experience severe heart rate decelerations. The parents claim in their lawsuit that these symptoms indicated that Kayla was suffering from a severe lack of oxygen, and that a Caesarian section birth should have been performed.

It always blows my mind how a doctor, in this day and age, would not simply perform a Caesarian section birth at the first sign of heart rate abnormalities.

Celia McCraw stayed in labor a total of 10 hours before giving birth, at which point it was discovered that Kayla’s umbilical cord was wrapped tightly around her neck, the McCraws allege. In an effort to resuscitate Kayla, a breathing tube was placed down her throat; however, the lawsuit alleges that the tube was placed into Kayla’s esophagus instead of her trachea. It was roughly 30 minutes before the mistake was discovered.

Complacency is the plague of our society.  There should never be a time when a doctor should put his or her guard down during a delivery or during a woman’s pregnancy for that matter.

The McCraws are suing for unspecified damages. Kayla suffers from bilateral cerebral palsy and requires physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

My heart goes out to the McCraws.  There is nothing that we can do to reverse the heartache they have undergone.  But what lawyers can do is make our clients lives easier by vigorously litigating birthing injury cases like this.  The monetary compensation they receive will pay for the exorbitant life time expenses they will incur in medical costs and care for their child who has been victimized by this horrific medical malpractice.

Tripler Army Medical Center has not commented on the lawsuit.

If you or anyone you know has a child suffering from cerebral palsy, bilateral cerebral palsy, erbs palsy or any type of palsy please contact the aggressive, caring lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation or email us for a free confidential consultation right away.  Do not delay, the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim.  Please feel free to visit the resources of our website if you have questions on what cerebral palsy, erbs palsy or any type of palsy is or what causes cerebral or erbs palsy.

Ataxic Cerebal Palsy – Call a lawyer at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Cerebral palsy is a condition which, many times, is the cause (unbeknownst to the family) of medical malpractice or doctor’s mistake

Ataxic cerebral palsy is a type of cerebral palsy that affects 5% to 10% of the persons suffering from cerebral palsy.  Ataxic cerebral palsy is the least common form.  Typically, it is caused by damage to the base of the brain known as the cerebellum.  Ataxic cerebral palsy usually affects all four limbs and the individual suffering from the condition appears unsteady and shaky.

If anyone you know is suffering from ataxic cerebral palsy please call a ataxic cerebral palsy attorney today for a free consultation.  It is our mission  to answer any questions you may have and determine whether ataxic cerebral palsy was the resulf of medical malpractice.

Medical Malpractice Cases, Moving out of Courts? – Call 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

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