About New York Birth Injuries
Information Provided by a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney
Sometimes the miracle of birth results in heartache instead of happiness due to the birth of an infant with severe injuries, resulting in pain, suffering, and a lifetime of extensive and expensive medical and custodial care. It is crucial for the heartbroken family to determine if the injuries were an unavoidable catastrophe or the result of departures from accepted standards of medical practice.
A birth injury is very serious and may affect the mother and/or infant during pregnancy, delivery or immediately following birth. Birth injuries place the baby and mother at risk for death. It also places the baby at risk for paralysis, fractured bones, Erb’s palsy, brain damage, cerebral palsy, and other serious medical problems.
A careful and thorough assessment of pre-natal medical care, as well as the documentation of the infant’s delivery, has to be made by qualified, respected medical experts to ascertain where the truth lies in regard to the cause for the injuries. The selection of the proper medical experts and the accurate compiling of the necessary history and medical records are essential in making an accurate, impartial evaluation of the birth of a damaged infant.
Birth injuries can cause both physical and emotional strain on a family. Many patients of birth injuries will spend years in medical care and therapy. Even with extensive treatment, the chance of improvement with those who have birth injuries is often rare.
While some birth injuries are unavoidable, others happen due to the negligence of the doctors or medical staff. In these cases, victims can work with a New York medical malpractice lawyer to gain compensation for their sufferings.
Retaining esteemed attorney Walter G. Alton, Jr., Esq. will ensure that the parents, at their most vulnerable, get the help they need to determine if their child was the victim of medical malpractice, and, if so, to assertively prosecute their claim to secure a fair and adequate recovery for the severe injuries and pecuniary damage that occurred.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of birth injury, please contact New York medical malpractice attorney, Walter G. Alton, Jr., Esq., to review your legal rights under laws for birth injury malpractice.