Our firm has represented many children who suffer from cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy. We have recovered millions upon millions of dollars in damages for these children. Our New York City birth injury lawyers have seen to it that special trusts are set up so that a child’s lifetime needs for medical or custodial care and housing needs, such as wheelchair access, bathroom needs, and sleeping accommodations are financially secured. New York City birth injury attorneys have set trends in the application of the new medical indemnity fund. The fund provides for a lifetime of medical care through the State of New York. To learn more about the steps to starting your injury claim consult with a New York City medical malpractice lawyer today.
How Birth Injuries Occur
Unfortunately, there are times when the birth of a baby and all the joy and promise of a newborn are forever damaged because of medical and hospital malpractice. During pregnancy, labor and birth, a doctor, nurse or hospital employee has a responsibility to the mother and her baby to monitor and manage their medical conditions. When a doctor, nurse or hospital employee fails to provide reasonable care, a baby can suffer a lack of oxygen, infection or trauma, all of which can cause damage to the very delicate brain of a baby. When this happens, a parent will sometimes receive the excuse that there has been a “complication,” which can be nothing more than a cover-up for negligence.
Our multi-million dollar recoveries for children who were injured during labor and birth at hospitals in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk have provided parents with the assurance that their son or daughter’s life will remain safe and secure, even when the parents are no longer around.
How a New York City Birth Injury Lawyer Can Help
The New York City birth injury attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. have experience protecting the rights of babies and children. When you need a professional to defend a child’s rights, we can help. Injuries to young people come in many different forms and require special expertise, knowledge, sensitivity, and understanding to handle. Related lawsuits often involve complex negotiations for lifetime care, so that parents can rest easy knowing that their child will be provided for throughout their entire life.