NYC Birth Injury Attorneys
Types of Medical Malpractice Claims

Childbirth is certainly not easy for mother or baby in any scenario, but we expect it to be a joyous occasion in spite of the pain and any challenges that may arise. Unfortunately, some families find what should have been the happiest moment of their lives turned frightening or tragic.

Birth injuries may arise when there has been negligent medical or nursing care before, during, or following a birth, such as the negligent failure to perform a caesarian section or a failure to respond to fetal distress. Birth trauma resulting from medical negligence can cause catastrophic injuries, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, brain damage, developmental impairments, and a variety of neurological injuries. It can even prove fatal.

While some complications are unforeseeable and injuries can occur even when proper care is provided by all healthcare professionals involved, there are scenarios where harm could have been prevented had a doctor or nurse provided standard care. Our New York City birth injury lawyers know how to recognize medical malpractice in obstetrics and can work to help you recover the financial compensation your child needs for his or her lifelong care.

Discuss your rights and legal options with an experienced professional. Call (800) 498-2782 today for your free, confidential case evaluation.

Causes of Birth Injuries

There are many different types of birth injuries that may have various causes linked to medical malpractice. Our team takes on all of these, including injuries caused by:

  • Delayed C-sections
  • Misuse of forceps or vacuum extractors
  • Negligent fetal monitoring
  • Failure to respond to fetal distress
  • Mismanaged shoulder dystocia
  • Failure to diagnose/treat preeclampsia
  • C-section mistakes
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to diagnose/treat severe jaundice

If your child has been diagnosed with any type of injury or medical condition you believe may be linked to medical malpractice, it is worthwhile to have an experienced NYC birth injury attorney review the matter. By involving Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P., you will have a skilled team to investigate the circumstances surrounding labor and delivery and determine whether your doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other medical professional deviated from the universal standard of care in any way. We can expose this and help you recover financial compensation for your child’s care, ongoing treatment, physical therapy, assistive devices, and more.

Actual Birth Injury Case

The following are actual exhibits prepared for a case handled by our office involving (a) the misdiagnosis of a uterine anomaly resulting in fetal injury and (b) birth injuries resulting in brain malformations. We used these exhibits (a) to show the jury different uterine conditions and their individual effect on a fetus and (b) to counter defense arguments that the injuries were caused by unrelated genetic abnormalities. Exhibits like these are essential in properly explaining complicated medical issues to jurors and we routinely prepare and present exhibits like these in our trials.



Call (800) 498-2782 for a Free Birth Injury Case Evaluation

After a cerebral palsy or other birth injury diagnosis, it can be almost impossible to know what to do. Did malpractice occur? If so, can you prove it? What is your case worth? Our attorneys can answer all of your questions and can provide an honest, detailed assessment of your potential birth injury claim so you can make the right choices moving forward.

To learn more, call (800) 498-2782!

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