Birth Injury

Ensuring Your Child has Access to the Resources they Need Following an Injury

Having a child should be a magical and beautiful moment for everyone involved. When something goes wrong and the child sustains an injury as a result, the effects can impact families for years to come, if not their entire lives. If you believe that your child suffered due to thoughtless or reckless behavior from the medical team providing your care, our team of Long Island and NYC birth injury lawyers are prepared to help you file a suit against them. At Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C., we are committed to completing a thorough investigation into what happened. Should we determine that the medical professionals in your case could have predicted and presented the outcome, our team can provide tenacious and determined representation.

Common Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are physical damage to a child, sustained immediately before, during, or soon after birth.

Some of the most commonly sustained birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Decreased function of lungs, eyes, or other vital organs
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brain injury

These can occur as a result of the doctor using excessive force with their instruments as they try to deliver the baby. One of the other major causes of birth injuries is oxygen deprivation, which can happen if the baby is left in the birth canal for too long, if the umbilical cord wraps around the baby’s neck, or if the umbilical cord is blocked. Failing to properly monitor the baby during labor and recognize if they are in distress is a huge factor in sustaining these injuries.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

Under most circumstances, medical malpractice claims must be filed within 30 months of the date the injury occurred. Because certain problems may not be evident until beyond this deadline, however, the discovery rule permits certain suits to be filed after the injury is discovered. In cases of cerebral palsy, for example, children may not be diagnosed until they miss later developmental milestones such as crawling.

Once you have discovered an injury, it is important to your child’s future that you reach out to a Long Island and New York City birth injury attorney. We have experience handling matters like these and are prepared to fight for you to be able to provide your child the care they deserve.

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