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Causes of Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Lawyers in New York

While your child’s New York birth injury may have been unavoidable, there is also a chance that a medical error which occurred before, during or after labor and delivery left your child temporarily or permanently injured. At our firm, our New York birth injury lawyers can help you determine whether your child’s birth injury was preventable. To do so, we will recover your medical records, which will be reviewed by experienced doctors who will determine the cause of your child’s birth injury. If your physician, nurse or obstetrician was found to be negligent in causing the injury, we will seek financial compensation proportional to your current and projected medical expenses, as well as other damages.

Was your child injured at birth in New York? Complete our FREE case evaluation form and our New York birth injury lawyers will evaluate your claim to determine if you have a valid medical malpractice case.

Common Causes of New York Birth Injuries

The natural birthing process can be difficult on a small infant, and the potential for injury is always present. However, in some cases, improper care, known under New York birth injury law as negligence, on part of the doctor, nurse or obstetrician is commonly cited as the cause of many birth injuries.

Some factors which may contribute to birth injuries in New York include the following:

  • Lack of oxygen to the child
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress
  • Delay in ordering a C-section
  • Failure to diagnose gestational diabetes
  • Improper positioning of the baby for delivery
  • Failure to diagnose and treat infections

Improper use of forceps, vacuum extractors or Pitocin are also common causes of birth injuries in New York.

New York Birth Injury Lawyers

If you suspect your child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence, our New York birth injury lawyers may be able to assist with your case. We have years of experience successfully filing cases on behalf of children who were injured at birth, and have an impressive track record in handling these types of claims. For instance, our New York birth injury attorneys recovered $4 million on behalf of a child who sustained a brachial plexus injury during childbirth, and apply this same level of commitment in handling each of our client’s claims. To find out if our New York birth injury attorneys can help you seek compensation for your child’s injuries, fill out our FREE, no-obligation case review form today.

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