There is nothing more heartbreaking for a family than when a child suffers a birth injury. The injury is even more tragic when it is caused by preventable medical errors. While nothing can change what happened to your child, our civil justice system can hold the negligent medical providers accountable. It can also provide compensation so your child can have the best possible care and assistance in the future.
At Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP, our attorneys have more than 75 years of combined experience helping families in cases of severe birth injuries. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. We serve clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Greater New York.
Was My Child’s Injury Preventable?
Sometimes children are born with severe injuries or die despite the best efforts of medical professionals. However, every medical professional has a duty to provide at least the level of care that an ordinary, prudent professional having the same training and experience would provide. Here are examples of birth injuries that may be preventable:
- Brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation
- Forceps or vacuum extraction injuries
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Injuries caused by delayed delivery
- Injuries caused by preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy)
If your child suffered a severe injury during the delivery process and you think it may be due to doctor or hospital negligence, contact our attorneys for a free and confidential case evaluation. Our medical malpractice law firm has obtained tens of millions of dollars in compensation for families with severely injured babies.
Contact A New York City Hospital Negligence Attorney
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our NYC birth injury lawyers, call 212-221-5999 or email us.