Complications can arise with any birth, but families should not have to prepare for their child being injured due to an avoidable mistake by a physician or other medical professional. If you suspect your infant is a victim of a birth injury, contact Lever & Ecker, PLLC or a free consultation.
Our skilled team of Yonkers birth injury lawyers have over 50 years of experience, along with the unique tools and resources to investigate the circumstances of your baby’s injuries or recent diagnosis. We will discover who or what is responsible for causing the harm. If evidence of medical malpractice is detected, such as physician incompetence or improper use of birthing tools, we can pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf. Our law firm takes birth injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning parents don’t have to pay anything for our services, unless we win.
While birth injuries are often preventable, trauma is more likely when:
When a serious preventable birth injury occurs, it is often caused by the negligence of an obstetrician, doctor, surgeon, or nurse responsible for the birth. The acting physician can be considered negligent for failing to monitor the mother and child’s vital signs, detect problems, or take proper emergency action. A nurse might be negligent in caring for a newborn, or a hospital for failing to follow proper protocol.
Some of the most common types of birth injuries associated with medical negligence or errors, include:
If your child has suffered an injury requiring medical treatment during pregnancy or childbirth, the personal injury lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC will ensure the healthcare providers responsible are held accountable. Call our Yonkers, New York law firm at (914) 288-9191, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.