According to the National Healthcare Quality Report (AHQR), out of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, 6 to 8 of them are born with some type of birth injury. In other words, approximately 1 in every 9,714 people is born with a birth injury in the U.S. To break it down even further, 28,000 people per year are born with a birth injury. Birth injuries are most common during deliveries that involve an instrument. Although not every birth injury occurs as a result of the negligence of a medical or healthcare professional, those that are enable the victim to seek compensation for their injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered a birth injury as the result of the negligence of a medical or healthcare professional, you may be entitled to compensation. These cases are complex and should only be handled by a law firm that specifically handles such medical malpractice claims. At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., our legal team has more than three decades of experience in handling all types of medical malpractice claims, especially birth injuries.
Birth-related medical malpractice occurs when a medical or healthcare professional fails to comply with the applicable standard of care while treating a pregnant woman and her child or treating potential parents for issues relating to procreation. There are three basic areas of birth-related medical malpractice: 1) injury to the mother and/or child during pregnancy or labor; 2) wrongful death; and 3) wrongful pregnancy.
Some common examples of mistakes or errors made by healthcare professionals that result in a birth injury include:
If you believe that your child suffers signs related to a birth injury, you should consult with an attorney who can provide you with more guidance as to whether you have a viable medical malpractice. The seasoned birth injury attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have the experience to help you determine whether you have a valid claim and help you obtain the full extent of the compensation you deserve.
Birth injuries often occur when the infant is deprived of oxygen, causing brain damage. If a healthcare provider does not promptly deliver a baby who is in distress, or if a baby is not properly resuscitated after being born, there is a possibility that the resulting lack of oxygen will cause serious brain damage. Babies can also be injured when they are improperly delivered, or when they are not properly oxygenated during surgery.
Some common types of birth related injuries caused by medical malpractice include:
In pursuing a medical malpractice claim, especially one that involves the delicate issue of birth injuries, it is important to hire an attorney with the knowledge and experience needed to help you get the best settlement possible so that you will have the money and resources to give the highest quality of care possible to your child.
If your child was the victim of an injury due to an accident at birth in New York or New Jersey, you need a good attorney on your side. The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. understands the ramifications of birth injuries on the lives of the victim and their family members. Our firm has been protecting the rights of victims for more than 30 years. We aggressively litigate these cases to hold the right parties accountable for their actions and help our clients obtain the full compensation that they deserve.
Call an Experienced NYC Birth Injury Attorney Today!
If you believe that your child suffered injuries during birth as a result of the negligence of healthcare professionals, call the legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. immediately. We are eager to hear your story, answer your questions and lay out all of your options.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced insurance birth injury lawyer in New York, please call us at 1-800-529-9997 or fill out a New York Personal Injury Case Consultation form. We handle personal injury cases in New York and New Jersey.