Just ask Seeger Weiss, New York birth injury lawyers, the awful toll a birth injury can bring to families. By specializing in personal injury litigation, they see first-hand how one of the most joyous events in a couple’s life can turn tragic. And the most tragic of all events involve damage to an infant’s brain: brain damage, traumatic brain injury, a brain injury or ergs palsy (a paralysis of the arm caused by a difficult birth).
Birth injuries to the brain are caused by oxygen deprivation or bleeding inside the brain from trauma during pregnancy, labor or delivery. In some circumstances, birth injuries are caused by mistakes made by doctors, hospitals or other medical professionals during the delivery process—especially during C-sections. Here are four situations that could warrant a birth injury lawsuit:
- A delay in performing a necessary C-section delivery
- Complication with a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) delivery
- Use of excessive force during the delivery
- Or, a miscalculation in the size of the baby, causing a traumatic delivery
Depending on the nature of the damage, some injuries can get resolved over a period of months or through rehabilitative therapy or surgery; others can’t. And the severity of the problems can vary greatly—from very mild injuries to birth injuries that cause the death of an infant.
Consult us if you suspect that birth injuries were caused by medical negligence. Our New York birth injury lawyers understand catastrophic and complex medical claims. To determine whether your birth injury lawsuit around negligence has merit, we’ll help you obtain and review all the medical records—and advise you accordingly. Contact us.