What Is A Birth Injury?

Any damage that occurs to an infant while the mother is giving birth is known as a birth injury. A birth injury consists of, but is not limited to, nerve damage and broken bones.

This is not to be confused with a birth defect, which is natural damage that occurs in the womb, such as genetic mutation and infections.

Handling Birth Injury Claims Throughout NY

Welcoming a new baby to the world is one of the most joyous experiences a parent will ever have. However, sometimes medical negligence can turn this happy occasion into a nightmare. Medical mistakes before, during or after a child’s birth can have a lasting impact – sometimes changing the course of his or her entire future.

The CDC reported that about 7 out of every 1,000 babies are injured at birth. At Pulvers, Pulvers, & Thompson, L.L.P., our New York birth injury lawyers understand that nothing is more painful than watching your child suffer. Our attorneys will fight hard on behalf of the parents of children injured or killed because of birth injuries, including those with:

  • Erb’s palsy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hypoxia
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Wrongful death of the mother, child, or fetus
  • Delivery trauma and birth complications

We Understand The Stakes. We’ll Fight For You!

Your child is not a burden, but the costs of medical negligence may be. In addition to the additional medical care, equipment, medication and education that your child might require, you may also have damages such as lost wages or pain and suffering.

With more than 70 years of history serving people in New York, our medical malpractice lawyers know how to fight for every dollar of compensation that you need to care for your family.

Our personal injury law firm has a special division dedicated to representing injured children and their families. We understand the unique challenges that can arise in cases involving young people, and we have overcome those challenges to secure millions of dollars on behalf of children and their families.

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Your child deserves a full recovery and a long, happy life. Our NY birth injury attorneys will fight for your child’s future by all legal means possible.

If a wrongful death has taken your child unfairly, we will fight to secure justice and hold the responsible party accountable.

Our attorneys have secured millions in compensation for birth injury victims. To learn more and arrange a FREE, confidential consultation, please contact us at 212-355-8000.