$I Billion for Injured New Yorkers
Our Results
  • $30.1 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $15 Million Manhattan - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $3 Million Queens - Wrongful Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Bronx - Birth Injury Accident
  • $30.1 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $15 Million Manhattan - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $3 Million Queens - Wrongful Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Bronx - Birth Injury Accident
  • $7.75 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP
Experienced & Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Call today for a Free Consultation
1-866-516-5887
Serving the greater NYC Area: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx & Staten Island
Attorneys

Birth injuries in New York

When a woman is giving birth, there are many things that could potentially go wrong. While many health care professionals do what they can to ensure the safety and health of both mother and child, there are instances where a birth injury may occur.

In general, birth trauma can occur during the actual birthing process due to the different mechanical forces involved, including compression and traction. On average, there are approximately six to eight injuries per 1,000 live births with approximately half of those being avoidable. In most cases, certain risk factors may lead to a birth injury. These include a vaginal breech delivery, infants who weight at least 4,500 grams and deliveries where forceps or vacuums are used.

Birth injuries rarely result in a child's death. However, the long-term prognosis for an injury depends on the type of injury that was suffered. For example, if the child suffered a soft tissue injury, such as an abrasion or a laceration, the prognosis is generally favorable. Certain nerve injuries, including facial palsy and radial nerve palsy also have favorable prognoses. If the injury is more severe, the child could potentially have a permanent disability, including permanent paralysis or weakness.

While some birth and pregnancy injuries that occur are not avoidable, others can be prevented with proper precaution on the part of the medial professionals involved. If the doctors or other hospital staff fail to notice that the infant is in distress just prior to or during the birth and an injury occurs, the parents of the child may have the grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the staff and the hospital where the birth injury occurred. In most cases, the parents seek compensation for the cost of the treatment of the injury and for the cost of a rehabilitation program should the injury be severe or permanent.

Source: Medscape, "Birth Trauma", December 30, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Learn About Medical Malpractice Cases in NYC

Watch all videos »

Listen to our clients

Watch all videos »

Case of the month

$7,750,000 Recovery Due to Negligent Care in NYC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Our client, a 5 year-old patient receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc,Falkoff & Wolf. Daniel Minc, representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts said "it was great day for the family".

The case involved negligent care on the part of the hospital pediatric intensive care unit for failing to observe bleeding from a simple biopsy wound which caused Neurological damage.

Medical Malpractice Blog

$25 million verdict against New York Methodist Hospital
When a child is born, parents expect the doctor, nurses and other staff to provide care that is up to the...
Read This Malpractice Post

Experienced & Trusted medical malpractice lawyers

  • Top Lawyers 2016
  • Litigator Awards
  • Verdicts and Settlement Hall of Fame
  • BBB Accredited Business | A+
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Medical Malpractice
  • Rated By Super Lawyers | Daniel C. Minc | 5 years
Call 1-866-516-5887 or email us to set up your free, confidential consultation. Our experience can make a difference for you.

Office Locations - Call today to schedule a consultation 1-866-516-5887

16 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11241

Brooklyn Law Office

3101 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

Astoria Law Office

8900 Sutphin Blvd
Suite 501
Queens, NY 11435

Queens Law Office

9201 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Brooklyn Law Office

Firm News

Robert H. Wolff Named President
Firm Attorney, Robert H. Wolff is now the president of the New York City Bronx County Bar Association
About This Attorney

Back to Top