Even under ideal circumstances — childbirth has inherent risks and can have unpredictable results as well. Unfortunately, experience has shown us that not all bad childbirth outcomes "just happen."
At Godosky & Gentile, we handle birth injury claims resulting from incidents of medical and obstetric malpractice in the New York City area and surrounding regions.
Some of the more common types of fetal trauma and birth-related injury include:
- Anoxic/hypoxic brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb's palsy (shoulder dystocia)
- Klumpke's palsy
- Failure to diagnose fetal distress
- Failure to perform a C-section
- Forceps injuries
- Injuries to the mother
A Long-Term Look At Compensation
The long-term implications of birth injuries must be carefully considered when trying to determine an appropriate compensation level.
For example, children with brachial plexus birth injuries such as Erb's or Klumpke's palsy may experience changes in their abilities, and disabilities, as they grow older. This, in turn, may require new surgeries or other types of medical intervention as time passes.
To make certain that these and other important considerations are not overlooked — we choose to accept only a limited number of cases each year.
In birth injury cases, our attorneys meticulously prepare each case to win at trial. As part of that process, they work closely with medical experts, life care planners, economists, accountants, actuaries and others to ensure that the full impact these injuries have had on our clients' lives, is not lost on anyone — and that the compensation our clients receive will meet all of their future needs.
If you have recently experienced a birth-related tragedy — talk to an experienced lawyer and receive an honest assessment of your potential claims at no charge. To do this — just call us directly at 212-742-9700 or send us an email.