Medical errors and mistakes during the delivery process 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 medical malpractice lawsuit can enable you to care for your child at home and help make your child’s life as good as possible.
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. We represent families in Albany and throughout Upstate New York from Poughkeepsie to Utica to Saratoga Springs and beyond.
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 guilty of medical malpractice.
Examples of malpractice may include:
- Failure to perform a timely caesarian section can result in hypoxia (brain injury) caused by oxygen deprivation.
- Failure to properly monitor your child during the delivery can result in cerebral palsy and other injuries.
- Improper delivery techniques 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 doctors 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.
Cerebral Palsy Attorneys Serving Upstate New York
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, or Saratoga Springs, NY. We are here to help you through this difficult time, but time is of the essence, so do not delay.