Staten Island Birth Injuries Lawyer
Staten Island Attorneys Who Understand Birth Defects
Millions of healthy babies are safely delivered in the US each year. It might surprise many people to learn that the most common reason for hospital admission is actually childbirth. The health care workers responsible for care during labor and delivery are usually highly trained. They have years of experience and have studied the signs and the remedies for the many complications which can crop up even during a fairly smooth labor and delivery.
But not every birth goes smoothly. Injuries sometimes happen, to both the mother and the baby. It is a great misfortune when even one child enters the world only to suffer an injury before she takes her first breath, yet this particular tragedy happens every day. Birth injuries occur thousands of times every year, and they are frequently the result of negligence on the part of delivery room staff.
As a parent, it’s your obligation to do everything you can to give your child the best possible start in life. When your efforts have been made more difficult by the burden of a disability inflicted at birth, you need to find a legal team on Staten Island with the knowledge and experience to pursue compensation from those responsible.
You expect the birth of a child to be a milestone, bringing happiness to your family. Unfortunately, an injury caused during delivery can leave a child with lasting health complications, including lifetime disabilities, and the medical expenses to care for that child as she grows can place enormous stress on a family’s finances. Even though the medical staff who specialize in childbirth are held to high legal and ethical standards, their patients are not immune from lapses in judgment, training, or experience by doctors and others. Reckless action and negligence can lead to many birth injuries with lasting effects, such as brain damage, spinal cord damage, or brachial plexus injuries (Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy).
When a child has received an injury during delivery, a number of details can indicate that negligence is involved. A few of these actions are:
– Failing to recognize complications during labor
– Not performing emergency procedures to solve complications
– Delivering a child too quickly
– Delay in delivery
– Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction
– Not performing a cesarean section when needed
Assisting Claims For Birth Injury
If your family has been turned upside down by the arrival of a child who has been injured at birth, you have the right to initiate legal proceedings to receive compensation for that child and for your family. Contact Kuharski, Levitz, & Giovinazzo today to discuss your case and what we can do for you.