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New York Birth Injury Lawyer Helps You Seek Justice

Nothing is more important than the well-being of your child

Welcoming a new baby into the world may be the happiest moment a couple ever experiences. However, a joyous occasion quickly can turn into a terrifying ordeal when something goes wrong during delivery. Physical injuries incurred at birth can cause a child to face lifelong medical consequences and complications.

Attorneys at Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson fight for the financial assistance injured babies and their families require for recovery or for long-term physical or emotional care. We help hold doctors and other medical personnel to their legal and ethical duties to provide adequate care for their patients. If their negligence causes birth injuries or complications for your precious little one, our law firm puts the power of more than 100 combined years of experience to work to obtain compensation to help cover future hardships.

Medical malpractice victims are entitled to seek justice. A qualified NYC  injury attorney can help victims understand and fight for their rights.

Common causes of birth injuries

No parent wants a child to die or to endure such trauma as brain damage, cerebral palsy or a bone fracture. Many of these conditions are preventable. Tracing the source of a birth injury can be a long and difficult process, requiring an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, medical standards and the law. At Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson, we consult with experts and witnesses to uncover the cause of your child’s birth injury. Some common injuries are caused by:

  • Dangerous medications
  • Delayed delivery
  • Forceps and vacuum extraction
  • Improper high-risk birth management
  • Infection
  • Lack of oxygen (hypoxia)
  • Postpartum negligence
  • Pregnancy-related negligence
  • Stimulation of birth
  • Uterine rupture

Cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy

Among the most complex types of birth injuries are cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy.

Cerebral palsy is a type of brain injury resulting in the inability to use some muscles normally.  It can cause numerous conditions, including impaired speech, learning disabilities, trouble walking and eating, paralysis and seizures.  A lifetime of specialized medical care is often required.

Erb’s palsy, also known as shoulder dystocia, is a paralysis of the arm caused by an injury to the main nerve group in the upper arm.  It can be temporary and require therapy or surgery, or it can be permanent.

It can be difficult to demonstrate that a medical practitioner’s negligence caused a birth injury. A lawyer at our New York firm can help sort through the complexities of a case and file a negligence claim against the responsible treating doctor, anesthesiologist, nurse, hospital or other medical provider, such as a midwife.

Let a lawyer at our firm help you find answers

Protect your rights with the help of an experienced, qualified personal injury attorney. Barasch McGarry Salzman & Penson provides fair and honest legal representation for those involved in birth injury and medical malpractice cases. Call today at 888.746.8212 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.


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