Birth Injury Lawyer Serving the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York Metro Area
Suffering a birth injury or seeing your child suffer a birth injury is heartbreaking, and here at Ingber & Provost, we treat our clients with the compassion and respect that they deserve in their time of need. The law cannot change everything, but it can at least provide you with the financial assistance that you need for the present and future. Although medical advancements have decreased the number of birth injuries over time, thousands of injuries still occur every year. If you or a loved one suffered from a birth injury, please call the experienced injury lawyers at Ingber & Provost at 845-733-2720 so that we can help you evaluate your case.
Common Types of Birth Injuries
There are many types of birth injuries that can result from medical negligence:
- cerebral palsy;
- brain damage;
- Erb’s palsy;
- Klumpke’s palsy;
- C-section mistakes;
- Umbilical chord entrapment;
- bone fractures;
- and others conditions.
If you are suspicious that your injury or your baby’s injury was the result of someone’s fault, please call our attorneys so that we can answer your questions. Birth injury cases can be complicated, and you need someone with experience to answer your questions.
Common Causes of Birth Injuries
A wide range of mistakes can cause birth injuries. They can range from use of excessive force while delivering the baby to a delay in performing a C-section. For injuries affecting the baby, the most common are oxygen deprivation and miscalculation of the size of the baby. Also, injuries could just be the result of carelessness or lack of training.
Doctors, nurses, or anyone involved in the natal care can be held liable. They must provide a certain standard of care, and that standard is based on the skill and care that a qualified professional will do in the same circumstances. If the care they provide falls below this level, they can be held liable for the birth injury. The earlier you bring your case, the easier it is to determine liability, so please call our experienced attorneys so that we can help you evaluate your case and answer any of your questions.
When You Should File
Aside from determining which parties are liable, determining how much time you have to bring a case can be complicated depending on certain facts. Birth injury cases are different in that the time you have to file depends on who the victim is and the type of injury. Thus, it is important that you call our attorneys to help you evaluate your case and determine when you should file. If you wait until the statute of limitations has expired, a court may not hear your case even if it is strong.
Calling an attorney early in the process is also important because with birth injuries investigations rely heavily on facts, and the more time passes, the harder it is to prove liability. This is because during a birth there is always a chance of naturally-occurring harms mixed with the chance that the injury resulted from negligence. Thus, time is of the essence.
What You Can Recover
In addition to past, present, and future medical expenses, injury victims can recover for pain and suffering as well. The costs of caring for a child in the future is also recoverable. For stillbirths and miscarriages, the law is more complicated, so it is important that you consult an attorney to have these questions answered.
Call Us Today
Bringing an action for birth injuries is a complex process. The time that you are allowed to file a claim and what you can recover depends on a host of issues that only an experienced personal injury lawyer can answer. We have over 40 years of combined experience and are ready to aggressively and diligently represent you in your claim. Suffering from a birth injury or seeing your child suffer from a preventable mistake is extremely difficult. It is our job to treat you with the respect and sensitivity that you deserve in your time of need. Call us today at 845-733-2720 for a free consultation.