- Testimonial - Birth Injury
Expectant mothers and their unborn children require attentive care at every stage of the pregnancy and delivery, as well as post-natal care after the child has been born. Doctors and every member of their staffs share in the responsibility to take all necessary steps to ensure that mother and child are in good health at all times and to promptly address any issues that may arise.
Any failure in this responsibility can result in complications with the pregnancy that could have devastating consequences. When errors are made, critical indicators are missed or the duty of care goes unfulfilled, negligent medical professionals can be held accountable for any harm suffered by the mother or her child. These are complex and emotional cases. Be sure that you have an experienced New York City medical malpractice lawyer behind you from the start.
We obtained $7 million in damages for an infant in a case against Bellevue Hospital and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). In a case involving a delay in the delivery of the child and mismanagement of shoulder dystocia, the child suffered severe brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy, a broken arm and serious nerve damage to the brachial plexus.
Seeking Full Compensation For Your Child's Lifetime Needs
At Edelman & Edelman, P.C., we represent children and their families in a wide array of cases involving birth injuries and other fetal complications. Founding attorney, Martin Edelman, is widely known for his medical knowledge and the impact an injury will have on a victim throughout his or her life. He seeks compensation sufficient to accommodate your child's current and future needs for medical care, rehabilitation and therapy, assistive medical equipment and other considerations.
We have experience representing children and families in all types of birth injury claims, including:
- Brain damage, including injuries involving hypoxia
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia resulting in a brachial plexus injury or Erb's palsy
- Forceps injuries, including fetal lacerations
- C-section errors
- Failure to monitor vital signs
- Failure to diagnose complications
- Injuries to the mother
- Errors resulting in the death of the mother or child
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Discuss Your Birth Injury Claim With A Lawyer Today
Our attorneys handle birth injuries for clients throughout New York City and the surrounding area. There are specific criteria that create grounds for a medical malpractice claim. We will provide a thorough analysis of your case during a free initial consultation and answer any questions you may have. Please call us at 212-235-1197 or contact us via email to arrange an appointment.