Birth Injury Attorneys in Syracuse NY

The birth of a child is typically the best day of a parent’s life. There should be feelings of joy and happiness for that child’s and the entire family’s future. These positive feelings can quickly be taken away when their child sustains birth injuries that will impact their quality of life. When birth injuries occur it can be devastating for the entire family both emotionally and financially. If you’ve experienced trauma and heartache due to the negligence of a medical professional during the delivery of your child, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If you believe your child’s birth injury was caused by the fault of a medical professional, take action and contact the birth injury attorneys of the DeMore Law Firm for a free case evaluation to see if you may be owed compensation.

 

Best Birth Defects Injury attorneys in Syracuse, NY

Types and Causes of Birth Injuries and Defects:

 Birth injuries are damages to an infant’s body before, during, or after labor. Many birth injuries can potentially lead to death and always result in either physical or mental impairment.  A shocking 2.7% of births in the United States result in a reported injury, and it is estimated to be even higher when  unreported injuries are actually counted. There are so many complications that can lead to birth injuries, but some are more common than others. These are a few of the most common birth injuries reported:

     Cerebral Palsy

     Motor disability causing issues with posture and balance.

     Comes with related conditions such as intellectual disability, vision and hearing problems, scoliosis, joint problems, and seizures.

     Caused by brain damage during birth.

     Brachial Plexus Injuries

     Brachial Plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from your spinal cord to your shoulder, arm, and hand.

     Can result in permanent weakness, numbness, loss of use, and pain in affected areas.

     Injuries occur during delivery when the nerves are stretched, compressed, or ripped from the spinal cord.

     Spinal Cord Injuries

     Fractures, dislocation, and nerve damage.

     Can result in pain, discomfort, numbness, and loss of use or mobility.

     Caused by medical providers putting pressure on the spinal cord and mishandling the baby.

     Umbilical Cord Issues

     Loss of oxygen resulting in minor to serious birth injuries and even death.

     Caused by umbilical cord being compressed, twisted, or getting wrapped around the baby’s neck.

     Improper Vacuum Use

     Vacuums are used to assist in expelling the baby out of the birth canal after getting stuck.

     Improper use can cause the child to be forced into damaging positions.

     Can result in many different injuries or death.

     Improper Forceps Use

     Forceps are used to reposition the child in the womb for more suitable delivery.

     Improper use can force the child into damaging positions and harm both the child and the mother.

     Can cause nerve damage and loss of oxygen in the child.

 

The Struggles of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries aren’t just damaging to the child, but they also take an emotional toll on the child’s parents and other family members. The pain and suffering that a child and her parents experience from birth defects can have long lasting effects on the family. Learning that your child may not live a “normal life” and changing your way of life to adapt to the needs of your child can significantly impact the whole family’s quality of life and mental health. There also comes the medical expenses both in the moment of a child’s birth  injury, as well as the future medical expenses.

These expenses can include physical therapy, special education, medical equipment, special transportation, as well as time off from work that is now spent caring for your child’s particular needs. If your family has been affected by a child birth defect at the potential fault of a healthcare professional, take the first step towards pursuing justice by scheduling a consultation with the birth defect attorneys of the DeMore Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.

When It Comes To Birth Injuries, Experience Matters.

 The attorneys at the DeMore Law Firm have experience handling birth injury cases in NY State. We secured $350,000 on behalf of an infant plaintiff in Central New York whose pediatrician failed to diagnose and treat leg length discrepancy and bilateral developmental hip dysplasia. As a result, the infant plaintiff underwent repair surgery and was placed in a spica cast for several months. It is anticipated the infant plaintiff will need substantial treatment for the rest of her life, including likely requiring multiple hip replacement surgeries as an adult.

We also secured $800,000 on behalf of an infant plaintiff in the North Country whose pediatrician failed to diagnose and treat a dislocated left hip and developmental hip dysplasia. As a result, the infant plaintiff has undergone several surgical procedures and placement in a spica cast for several months on multiple occasions. The infant plaintiff continues to walk with a limp and requires extensive physical therapy. It is anticipated the infant plaintiff will likely need multiple hip replacement surgeries as an adult. 

Act before it’s too late

 In the State of New York there is a set amount of time that can pass before you can no longer file a claim for compensation in a birth injury case. The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for injuries sustained to the baby during labor and delivery is 10 years from the date of birth. Act quickly and meet with Syracuse’s medical malpractice lawyers at the DeMore Law Firm.