Syracuse Birth Injury Lawyer

Birth Injuries

Birth injuries occur when trauma during labor or delivery causes serious harm to the baby.  While many of these injuries are unpreventable, others occur because of medical malpractice – negligent doctors or nurses failing to observe key warning signs of complications.

If your child was injured during or immediately after birth and you believe the blame lies with the New York medical team that cared for your child, you may have rights to pursue a lawsuit.

At Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, our Syracuse personal injury lawyers have helped many families impacted by birth injuries.  We work closely with economic and medical experts to evaluate each case and determine the best course of action for you and your family.

Contact our Syracuse office to learn more by calling toll-free, or submit an online contact form.  We will provide an initial case review for free.

Causes of New York Birth Injuries

There are many medical complications that can arise during labor and delivery – and health care professionals are specifically trained to look for potential “red flags” that can indicate a serious problem. When these warning signs are noticed quickly, doctors and nurses can avoid or minimize the damage to the child – but when they fail to address complications in time, babies can suffer traumatic injuries, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Traumatic brain damage
  • Prenatal asphyxia
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Klumpke’s Palsy
  • Torticollis
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Hemorrhage

What causes these injuries?  Some of the most common potentially dangerous birth or delivery complications happen because of the following:

  • Difficult or prolonged labor (often due to a large baby);
  • Failing to detect the umbilical cord wrapped around a baby’s neck;
  • Unreasonable delay in performing an emergency Caesarean section;
  • Failure to test and treat conditions during pregnancy, or misdiagnosis
  • Failing to recognize negative fetal signs of distress
Other birth injuries happen even earlier than labor.  Pregnant women exposed to toxic levels of chemicals or pollutants have a higher chance of delivering a baby with heart defects.  Certain prescription drugs are known to be harmful to the fetus and should not be prescribed to pregnant women – and a mistake at the pharmacy can suddenly turn a normal pregnancy into a dangerous one.
Whether your child’s injury was caused by a medical mistake or a dangerous product or chemical exposure, if negligence on the part of someone else played a role, you have the right to take legal action.

Contact our Syracuse Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you suspect your child’s condition was caused by negligence, a Syracuse birth injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, can help.

Hospitals and doctors have extensive malpractice insurance behind them – and product manufacturers and chemical companies have their own legal teams.  Your baby deserves the same protection.  Birth injury cases can be complicated, as those responsible will be reluctant to admit blame – and insurance companies will be quick to deny responsibility.  But the staff at our firm has the knowledge and experience to prepare a thorough case on your behalf.

We provide caring legal services while treating each client with respect – and we will build a case designed with the best interests of your child and your family in mind.

If you believe your child’s birth injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, today in Syracuse.  There is a limited time during which you can file a claim – don’t delay! Call us for a free case review or contact us online today.