Compassionate and Dedicated Poughkeepsie Birth Injury Lawyer
Serving Throughout Dutchess County
For most, the birth of a child is one of life’s most joyous and blessed events. About one in ten births, however, involve complications that require the skill and attention of doctors, nurses and hospital staff to ensure the health and safety of mother and child. Unfortunately, about 28,000 birth injuries occur in the U.S. every year, including serious injuries such as fractures and permanent disability from nerve damage or brain damage. Many birth injuries could be prevented if adequate care were taken, but sadly cases of medical negligence occur daily in hospitals around the country, and labor, delivery and birthing rooms are not immune from medical mistakes. For birth injuries caused by medical malpractice in Dutchess County, the Poughkeepsie birth injury attorneys Ingber & Provost provide strong, compassionate and effective representation to hold doctors and hospitals accountable for their errors while ensuring families get the care and compensation they need to deal with the harm done to them.
Doctors, nurses and hospitals must practice with care during pregnancy, labor and delivery
Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals are held to a professional standard of care, meaning they must perform with the skill and competence that other members of the profession would practice under similar circumstances. Failure to meet this standard is medical malpractice, and doctors and hospitals can be held liable for injuries caused by these medical mistakes. The experienced Poughkeepsie birth injury lawyers at Ingber & Provost are skilled in evaluating birth injury cases, investigating and determining fault, and preparing strong cases for compensation to families of victims.
One of the most common birth injuries results in cerebral palsy (CP), a disorder that causes muscle spasms, difficulty in walking or controlling movement and inability to speak in many cases. Brain damage and other developmental disabilities may be present as well. Lack of oxygen during birth can cause CP, which can occur if the baby spends too much time in the birth canal, or if doctors delay in ordering a c-section in a timely fashion. Low birth rate, premature birth and maternal infections are other risk factors for CP. The expenses of raising a child with CP, and the lifetime of expenses for the affected victim, can be enormous. Our birth injury lawyers in Poughkeepsie can help you get the level of compensation you need to provide your child with the care he or she needs for the best quality of life.
Other complications that may arise from mishandling during delivery or other negligence during labor and delivery include:
- Brachial plexus injury
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Erb’s Palsy
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
Help is Available after a Malpractice Birth Injury in Poughkeepsie or Dutchess County
If your child suffered a birth injury in Dutchess County because of the negligence of doctors, nurses or other hospital staff, contact Ingber & Provost at 845-733-2720 for a no-cost, confidential consultation with a team of compassionate and dedicated Poughkeepsie birth injury attorneys.