Birth Injuries: Cerebral Palsy And Erb’s Palsy
Welcoming your new child into the world is meant to be a happy and memorable occasion. When you have spent months in anticipation of the birth, it can be difficult to suddenly face medical complications.
Even though it is not something anyone should have to expect, birth injuries are one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. Doctors and nurses may be certified professionals, but they too can be negligent, harming their patients by making mistakes that could have been avoided.
If you are experiencing the outcomes of birth-related medical negligence, it is important that you speak with a qualified personal injury attorney. While a lawsuit cannot reverse the tragic situation, a skilled attorney can walk you through your legal rights and also help you retrieve compensation. Call established attorney Alan S. Friedman today at 646-569-9896 and get the assistance you need.
An Experienced New York Personal Injury Attorney
New York lawyer Alan S. Friedman has over 25 years of experience in handling medical malpractice cases. While we are based in the Bronx, we cater to clients across all five boroughs in the city and are comfortable taking on a wide variety of birth injury claims.
Although there are many instances in which birth-related malpractice can occur, some of the most common injuries are:
· Cerebral palsy: A physician may neglect a baby’s need for sufficient oxygen, either by unnecessarily delaying or even failing to consider the need for a caesarian section. A lack of oxygen can affect both the baby’s brain and body, causing symptoms such as slow cognitive development and limp muscle tones.
· Erb’s palsy: When too much pressure is placed on a baby’s head, neck or shoulders during delivery, it damages the nerves that stimulate their arms and hands, causing the area to be paralyzed or limited in movement. This happens when a physician does not consider what delivery methods would be most suitable in relation to the baby’s weight and size.
Whether you fall into either category or not, attorney Alan S. Friedman is prepared to represent you, no matter how severe your child’s symptoms are.
Schedule A Free Consultation With Us
At the law office of Alan S. Friedman, we understand that a financial compensation doesn’t quite replace your losses. However, we are committed to recognizing and protecting your rights so that you don’t have to deal with the aftermath of your child’s injuries alone.
To learn more about how we can help you with birth injuries, you can set up a consultation with us for free. Call 646-569-9896 or email us to get started. When you work with our personal injury firm, there are no financial risks to take. This means that if we can’t get you a compensation, you won’t have to pay us any fees. Hablamos español.