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Rubenstein & Rynecki
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Brooklyn, New York 11241

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New York Birth Injury Lawyer

New York law firm helps birth injury victims seek justice

Each lawyer at the Brooklyn-based law firm of Rubenstein & Rynecki provides skilled legal assistance to help families in NYC, Manhattan, and throughout the state seek compensation when mothers or their newborns suffer injuries during childbirth.

What constitutes birth injuries

Even the best medical care cannot guarantee that every birth proceeds without issues. But when the failure of a doctor to provide a reasonable standard of care causes injury to the mother or newborn, victims may have the right to pursue a medical malpractice claim. The following examples illustrate the range of potential injuries:

  • Clavicle fractures represent the most common type of birth injury, even with a reasonable standard of care. Most newborns fully recover from this type of injury within a relatively short period.
  • Erbs palsy, also known as brachial plexus injuries, involves injury to nerves traveling from the neck and down the arm, typically caused by pulling the head and arm in opposite directions. These injuries can heal over time, possibly requiring surgery, but the child can suffer permanent disabilities ranging from minor to severe.
  • Cerebral palsy is essentially the loss or impairment of body movement and muscle control caused by brain damage. This severe condition can develop prior to birth, but damage can also occur due to negligence during the childbirth process.
  • Maternal childbirth injuries can include some virtually unavoidable circumstances due to the nature of the childbirth process. But extreme conditions, such as might be caused by large infants, can represent negligence when the doctors do not recommend a C-section. And if a doctor fails to properly treat even a normal degree of vaginal tearing, the mother can experience years of severe pain and other issues.

If you or your newborn shows any signs of distress, an attorney from Rubenstein & Rynecki can work with you to determine if a higher standard of medical care might have prevented your situation. We advocate tirelessly on behalf of our clients to help ensure they obtain the compensation they need to achieve the best future possible for the entire family.

Seek support from an experienced birth injury lawyer

If you or your newborn suffers injury due to negligence before, during, or after childbirth, it costs nothing to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Rubenstein & Rynecki to discuss your case and learn how we can help. Representing victims in NYC, Manhattan, and elsewhere in New York since 1972, our firm has the experience, skills, and resources needed to help you pursue the monetary damages you deserve. No recovery, no fee. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Scott Rynecki was selected a 2013 Super Lawyer by other injury attorneys. This honor is only given to the top 5% of attorneys.