Fighting For Children Injured At Birth
Sadly, birth injuries affect roughly seven out of every 1,000 births in the United States, and the impact of these injuries can often be devastating and lifelong.
When the joyous anticipation of pregnancy turns to sadness and anger in the aftermath of a serious injury to your newborn, the birth injury lawyers of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, are ready to provide the expertise and experience to obtain justice for your family.
Our careers have been dedicated to serving individuals who have been harmed by the negligence of others, and we stand prepared to guide you through the process of securing the financial recovery your family needs.
Types Of Birth Injuries That Give Rise To Lawsuits
Every labor and delivery process is different, but certain types of birth injuries occur with unfortunate frequency. While some injuries suffered during birth are relatively minor and tend to resolve on their own, the more serious events and resulting conditions that often merit legal action include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain injury due to hypoxia
- Spinal cord damage
- Brachial plexus injury
- Erb’s palsy
- Bone fractures
- Umbilical cord strangulation
- Internal bleeding
Health care providers are under an obligation to adhere to the accepted standards of care during these times, and divergence from those standards can result in serious birth injuries, permanent harm and, ultimately, medical malpractice claims.
Acts and omissions that commonly lead to debilitating birth injuries include:
- Failure to identify changes in the condition of the fetus
- Improper or excessive use of Pitocin
- Insufficient monitoring of fetal heart rate
- Failure to diagnose complications such as placental abruption, umbilical cord entanglement or infection
- Lack of communication and coordination with other medical staff
- Delay in calling for cesarean section delivery
If you suspect that your child’s disability or medical condition is the result of a doctor or other health care provider’s failure to follow the accepted standard of care during labor or delivery, we can help in your quest for the truth.
Achieving Successful Outcomes For Children
From the firm’s beginning in 1952, we have been achieving successful outcomes for clients fighting for the rights of their children. Our attorneys have a proven track record of handling medical malpractice cases and are committed to being available to clients at any time.