Long Island Birth Injury Lawyer
Birth Injury Cases We Handle
We can help you with any case in which a medical provider’s negligence caused you or your child to suffer an injury during pregnancy or labor. Some of the most common birth injury cases we accept include:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Bell’s palsy
- Spinal cord injuries
How Friedman & Simon Can Help with Your Birth Injury Case
The birth of a child is supposed to be the best day in a parent’s life. Unfortunately, this is not always the case when a medical professional makes a mistake that injures you or your baby. A Long Island birth injury attorney from Friedman and Simon, L.L.P. can help you seek justice for your baby and hold the doctor liable for malpractice. Our team will:
Identify Liable Parties
Depending on your case, the medical professional liable for your baby’s birth injury may be a doctor, nurse, emergency medical technician, the hospital itself, or any other professional who provided you with medical care. In some cases, any combination of the above may be liable. Our legal team will identify all liable parties and determine how their negligence caused or contributed to your or your baby’s injury.
Estimate the Value of Your Case
A member of our team can estimate the compensation you deserve based on your specific expenses and losses.
Our legal team will gather evidence to prove your case, such as:
- Medical bills and records
- Pictures of your injuries
- Witness statements
- The medical provider’s history (this may include complaints or legal action)
- Expert witness testimony
Obtain Testimony from Expert Witnesses
Expert witness testimony is necessary to establish how the medical provider deviated from good and accepted medical practice. An expert witness can also testify about how the injuries will affect you or your baby over time. On your behalf, our team will gather opinions from expert witnesses, such as physicians, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists on your behalf.
Prove the Medical Provider Was Negligent
Our team will establish how the doctor in your case departed from good and accepted medical practice. Examples of a departure might include:
- Improperly using medical tools such as forceps
- Misusing a vacuum extractor
- Applying too much pressure to extract the baby
- Failing to anticipate or remedy birth complications
- Failure to identify signs of fetal distress
- Failing to order a cesarean section when needed
Update You on Your Case
We will keep you up-to-date on your case and answer any questions you may have.
For a parent, a birth injury can be exceptionally difficult to handle. There are challenges to navigate, all while adjusting to life as a new parent of an injured child. Let our team handle the legal process for you. Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time: 516-932-0400.
Recoverable Compensation in Your Birth Injury Case
If the medical provider acted negligently and caused your baby to suffer injuries, you can recover compensation for any of the following:
You may be eligible for compensation for any bills related to your or your child’s injury. These expenses might include:
- Any medical care necessary to treat the injury
- Costs for medical equipment such as wheelchairs, devices, and household accommodations
- Any necessary ongoing or long-term care
Physical and Emotional Pain and Suffering
You may qualify for compensation for both your and your baby’s physical and emotional pain and suffering stemming from medical negligence.
Impaired Quality of Life
A traumatic event such as a birth injury can drastically decrease your quality of life and that of your baby. You may be eligible for damages to compensate you for your diminished quality of life.
You can recover compensation for the wages you lost if you needed to take time off work or retire completely to care for your child.
If a mother or baby died during childbirth, we will fight to recover compensation through a wrongful death action.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at 516-932-0400 today.
Act Quickly or Risk Recovering Nothing
You have a limited time to file a malpractice claim. If you fail to act within the allowable timeframe, you may be unable to recover the compensation you deserve.
Speak with an injury lawyer from our legal team to determine whether you might have a claim for compensation.
See How a Birth Injury Lawyer on Long Island Can Help
If your child suffered an injury during birth, do not wait any longer. You may have the right to recover compensation. Get a free case evaluation from a member of the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. legal team today. We can meet you anywhere on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area.
Call 516-932-0400 to review the details of your birth injury case while there is still time. Our birth injury team can handle your case in English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada.