Birth Injuries

Birth Injuries Are Serious and Require an Experienced Law Firm

We represent families in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and all of Upstate New York

Medical errors and mistakes during labor and delivery can have devastating consequences for the life of a child and the lives of his or her parents. While no lawyer can heal the pain caused by a birth injury, financial compensation from a malpractice lawsuit can enable you to care for your child at home and improve your child’s quality of life.

If your child has suffered a birth injury, the lawyers at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy offer a free initial consultation to review your case and determine if the injury may have been caused by negligence on the part of the doctor or hospital staff.

Was the Doctor, Nurse or Hospital Negligent?

In some cases, there is nothing the doctor or delivery staff could have done to prevent a birth injury. If your medical providers did everything they were supposed to do, there is nothing the legal system can do for you. However, if your care fell short of the standard of care, then your medical providers may be liable for medical malpractice.

Examples of malpractice may include:

  • Failure to perform a timely Cesarean section, which can result in hypoxia (brain injury) caused by oxygen deprivation.
  • Failure to properly monitor your child during labor and delivery, which can result in cerebral palsy and other injuries.
  • Improper delivery techniques, which can result in Erb’s palsy, a devastating injury to the nerves of the shoulder.

If we think your child’s birth injury may have been caused by medical malpractice, our lawyers will review the hospital records and consult appropriate medical experts. If the evidence is strong enough, our lawyers will work hard to hold your medical providers accountable and help you recover the compensation you will need for your child’s present and future needs.

Other Types of Malpractice Cases We Handle

Our highly-skilled legal team also represents injured victims with other types of malpractice cases, including:

Cerebral Palsy Attorneys Serving Upstate New York

We are here to help you through this difficult time — but time is of the essence, so do not delay.

Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs.

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