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Was Your Baby Seriously Injured at Birth?

New York Lawyers for Victims of Birth Injuries

Medical Errors During Childbirth Can Cause Catastrophic Injuries. Many injuries during labor and delivery are caused by grossly-negligent care by delivery room doctors, midwives, and/or nurses who fail to follow well-established medical protocols designed to protect babies.

While some birth-related injuries are evident immediately, many are delayed and not recognized or diagnosed until many months or even years later when a child fails to meet developmental milestones.

Key Birth Injury Facts:

  • 7 out of 1000 newborns are injured during childbirth.
  • Only 7% of children injured during childbirth are diagnosed during the first year of life.
  • 14% of birth injuries go undetected/ undiagnosed until the child is school-aged.
  • In New York, parents of a child injured during birth can file a medical malpractice lawsuit any time before their child turns 10 years old.

Most Common Birth Injuries

The time just before, during, and after delivery is critical to newborns. Medical negligence can lead to injuries that may affect a child for the rest their life. Close to 50% of all birth injuries are potentially avoidable by identification and planning for obstetrical risk factors. Injuries can occur when birth-assisting tools such as forceps or a vacuum extraction are used.

Birth Injury Symptoms Can Include:

  • Seizures
  • Muscle stiffness or looseness
  • Weak or absent reflexes
  • A limp arm
  • Inability to sit up crawl or walk
  • Excessive drooling
  • Missing developmental milestones

The Porter Law Group takes great care to investigate every aspect of your child’s medical history. We work with some of the country’s very best medical experts to obtain reliable opinions and get you the answers you need for your child.

We’ll Uncover the Truth

Many parents of babies injured during childbirth are misled by medical providers to believe that their injuries were either inevitable or unavoidable — when, in fact, a careful analysis of medical records can reveal that mistakes were made and the injuries were entirely preventable.

You need our team of experienced birth injury lawyers and medical experts on your side to uncover the truth about what actually happened.

Get the answers you deserve. If you suspect a medical provider’s negligence caused injury to your child, call Porter Law Group at 833-PORTER9, or email us at info@pnhlawyers.com for a free consultation.

Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by Michael S. Porter
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