New York Birth Injury Attorneys
Our Brooklyn 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.
- Klumpke palsy is the result of damage to a baby’s brachial plexus during a difficult
delivery. It is a type of paralysis and can also trigger Horner’s syndrome.
- 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.
How Can an Injury Lawyer in Brooklyn Help After a Birth Injury?
A birth injury attorney will be able to:
- Start investigating the injury and gather evidence such as medical records
and other documents.
- Consult with medical experts to help build a strong case.
- Represent you in negotiations with insurance companies or in court.
Our injury Brooklyn personal injury attorneys understand the challenges
faced by birth injury victims. We are well-versed in medical malpractice
law and can help you seek compensation when possible. Our services will
help lighten your load, which may help you manage day-to-day life with
a newborn who may have special needs.
Who Is Commonly Responsible for Birth Injuries?
In a medical malpractice injury, the defendant is usually a doctor or health
care provider. In some cases, however, it may be another person or entity such as:
- A hospital staff member or facility
- An obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN)
- The manufacturer of a faulty birth injury product
It is important to remember that even if negligence did not cause the injury
directly, doctors and hospitals still have an obligation to provide appropriate
care to those injured during childbirth. Our attorneys can help you determine
who may bear responsibility for your child’s injury and hold them accountable.
Get Help From an Experienced NYC 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.