When a doctor or another medical care provider deviates from the generally accepted standard of medical care before, during, or after the birth of a baby, the newborn can suffer birth injuries that cause lasting impairments or even death. If this happened to your family in New Hyde Park or elsewhere on Long Island, the team from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. is here to provide the compassionate representation you need.
We offer free complimentary case evaluations and consultations to the parents of children who sustained birth injuries. We will explain if we believe you have a valid birth injury case and take legal action on your behalf. Call (516) 932-0400 to get started with a New Hyde Park birth injury lawyer on our team.
Our New Hyde Park Birth Injury Lawyers Know How These Injuries Occur
Doctors and other health care providers have a duty to provide care that conforms to good and accepted medical practice. Because of the fragility of a newborn and the many factors that must work together for a healthy pregnancy and birth, deviation from generally accepted practice can cause injuries. Some of the common ways a doctor’s negligence causes birth injuries include:
- Improperly using tools such as forceps or a vacuum extractor
- Using too much force or improper force to extract the baby
- Failure to identify or act when complications arise
- Failure to notice or address signs of fetal distress
- Failure to order a cesarean section (c-section) when necessary
We will help your family understand your rights and take legal action against the doctor, hospital, or another liable party if your child suffered a birth injury such as:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Bell’s palsy
- Spinal cord injuries
If your child passed away because of the birth injuries they suffered, our team offers our sincere condolences. We will provide the compassionate support you need to navigate the legal process to hold the doctor liable while also grieving the loss of your beloved newborn.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today to discuss with one of our New Hyde Park birth injury lawyers regarding your child’s birth injuries. Learn more about your legal options. You can reach our office at (516) 932-0400.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving New Hyde Park, call 516-932-0400
How Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Will Help with Your Birth Injury Case
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our attorneys understand that your child’s health and wellbeing is your family’s top priority. We will take action to prove the case against the doctor or care provider who harmed your child, and pursue the compensation necessary to cover your economic and noneconomic losses.
We have staff members who can explain your case and help you understand your options in your native language, including Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada. We will go the extra mile to help you and your family through this process. When we take on a birth injury case, we:
- Keep you updated on your case
- Identify liable parties
- Communicate with all parties for you
- Gather evidence
- Determine a value for your case
Expert witnesses play a central role in birth injury cases. A medical expert witness will explain the good and accepted medical practice your doctor should have provided and how they deviated from that standard. They will also testify about your child’s injuries and lasting effects. We will also work with other expert witnesses, building a strong case for compensation by gathering, as needed, opinions from:
- Additional medical experts
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Lifecare planners
Let the New Hyde Park birth injury lawyers from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. review your case for free today. Call (516) 932-0400. Some of the advantages of letting us go to work on your case include:
- Our initial consultations are always free
- We provide compassionate legal representation every step of the way
- We offer regular updates about the status of your case
- You can focus on helping your child heal while we manage your legal case
- You pay nothing out of pocket; we get paid from the compensation we recover for your family
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Recoverable Damages from a New Hyde Park Birth Injury
Our attorneys will identify the liable party or parties and take legal action on your family’s behalf. This could include filing a lawsuit against the doctor, nurse, midwife, emergency medical technician, or the hospital itself.
We will seek damages that include:
- Medical treatment and related care costs
- Future medical care costs related to their injuries
- Ongoing care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished life enjoyment
In the event your child passed away as a result of the birth injury they suffered, we will pursue a wrongful death case on your family’s behalf. Our team offers our heartfelt sympathies and our promise that we will fight to get justice for your baby and the rest of your family.
Act Quickly Before Time Runs Out in Your Long Island Birth Injury Case
New York has a statute of limitations that limits how long you have to take legal action in a birth injury case, but the deadline can vary based on a number of factors. Our team can explain the deadline that will apply in your case during your initial consultation.
In addition to the statute of limitations, there are other critical deadlines that apply in litigation. We will ensure that every step is handled in a timely, appropriate and effective manner.
It is important to note, the sooner you contact us about a case, the greater opportunity we have to build the strongest possible case for you. Talk to a New Hyde Park Birth Injury Attorney Today.
If your child sustained an injury before birth, during delivery, or soon after birth, there is a possibility that your doctor or another medical care provider is liable. As discussed above, when a doctor or other care provider fails to provide good and acceptable medical practice, they act negligently. This negligence can cause harm. Please do not allow your child, and yourself, to be victimized again by not having effective legal representation to protect and fight for your rights.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 for your free case review with a caring, experienced and dedicated New Hyde Park birth injury lawyer.