Schenectady, Albany, Saratoga, and Troy Childbirth Complication Attorneys
Doctors and nurses who take on the responsibility of bringing children into the world owe it to those children and their parents to take the utmost care to avoid birth injuries. Unfortunately, in some cases, medical professionals neglect their duties, and children get injured as a result.
At the law firm of the Law Offices of Sanford Rosenblum, P.C., our Albany birth injury attorneys are dedicated to seeking maximum compensation for children who have been injured due to the negligence of doctors, nurses, hospitals and other health care providers.
Were Your Child’s Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice?
When a child is injured or dies during childbirth, the attending physician will often claim that there was nothing he or she could have done to prevent the tragedy from happening. In fact, a significant percentage of birth injuries can be directly attributed to medical malpractice.
The following are just a few examples of birth injuries that may be the result of an obstetrician’s or other medical professional’s failure to follow professional standards:
- Cerebral palsy: Oxygen deprivation and trauma during birth are among the major causes of cerebral palsy, a serious, incurable condition of the motor system.
- Brachial plexus injury: When the nerves in a baby’s shoulder or arm are harmed during the delivery process, he or she can develop Erb’s palsy, a type of partial paralysis.
- Fetal distress: Doctors and nurses have a responsibility to use electronic fetal monitoring to detect and respond to any signs of fetal distress, poor fetal oxygenation and uterine hyperstimulation (too many contractions).
- Cytotec (misoprostol) misuse: The drug misoprostol, distributed under the brand name Cytotec, is often used to induce labor, despite the known dangers of this off-label use.
- Delivery complications: Both mothers and children can be harmed by failure to identify and treat complications like placenta previa, uterine rupture, umbilical cord prolapse, improper use of forceps, failure to timely do a cesarean section, improper induction of labor, and failure to respond to a biophysical profile.
If your child has been injured during childbirth and you suspect medical malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case with an experienced trial lawyer. You will not pay any fees or expenses unless we help you recover compensation.