Uniondale Cephalohematoma Lawyer
A Uniondale cephalohematoma lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will handle your child’s birth injury medical malpractice case and pursue compensation for your family at no out-of-pocket cost to you. We advocate for victims of medical negligence, holding doctors, and facilities accountable.
If your newborn developed a cephalohematoma and other birth injuries following a difficult delivery on Long Island or in New York City, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. by calling (516) 932-0400. We will review the circumstances of your child’s injuries for free.
A Cephalohematoma Could Indicate Other Birth Injuries
According to StatPearls, a cephalohematoma occurs when small blood vessels are damaged during birth and the blood from them pools and clots between the skull and the thin membrane that lines the skull, under the scalp. Because this bleeding and clotting occur over time, the cephalohematoma is not always obvious in the first hours after birth.
When the cephalohematoma develops over the first days of the baby’s life, it is often very scary for parents. In most cases, a cephalohematoma is not dangerous and will resolve without treatment as the body reabsorbs the blood. However, it is imperative that parents whose newborn has a cephalohematoma observe the baby closely for signs of a more serious injury.
Babies whose birth is traumatic enough to cause a cephalohematoma could also experience other birth injuries. Signs to watch for include:
- Jaundice or yellowing of the skin and eyes
- Increased sleepiness
- Change in their cry or increased crying
- Refusal to eat or poor appetite
- Other signs of pain or distress
- Other behavioral abnormalities
Our birth injury medical malpractice team will review the facts of your case to determine if you can take action and hold the medical care team that delivered your baby responsible for the cephalohematoma and/or other birth injuries, which could include:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Bell’s palsy
- Spinal cord injuries
Let Us Build a Case To Prove Your Child’s Cephalohematoma Birth Injury in Uniondale
A Uniondale cephalohematoma lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will go to work on your child’s birth injury case right away. We will analyze your child’s medical records, learn more about their cephalohematoma and related care, and consider all other aspects of the case. In addition, we will:
- Keep you up to date on the progress of your case
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Communicate with all parties about your case as necessary
- Gather evidence, including when indicated, working with a medical expert, vocational rehabilitation specialist, lifecare planner, or economist
- Use evidence to determine a target value for your case
Our team allows you to focus on your child’s cephalohematoma recovery and getting the care they need while we take care of your legal case. When necessary, we will meet with you on Long Island or anywhere else near you in the New York metropolitan area.
Under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 3406, we must serve notice to the potentially liable parties in your case before we will proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit. This notice and their subsequent investigation into your child’s birth injuries may spur a settlement offer that allows us to negotiate a fair payout and avoid court. If it does not, we are able to build and present a compelling case on your behalf to a judge and jury, in our fight to win what your child needs and deserves.
Talk to a member of the cephalohematoma birth injury team from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. to learn more about this process. Call (516) 932-0400 now for a complimentary consultation.
Damages Recoverable in a Uniondale Cephalohematoma Case
Under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 3012-A of the medical malpractice laws, as we begin the court process of proving birth injuries were caused by medical negligence, we must consult with a medical expert. We must represent to the court that on the basis of this consultation that we have a reasonable basis to conclude that your child’s cephalohematoma was the result of medical negligence and a departure from accepted medical practice. With this and other evidence to support our claim of malpractice, we will present a strong argument and demand the best possible settlement or award.
The compensation available in a cephalohematoma birth injury case could include the following types of damages:
- Medical treatment and care
- Missed paychecks from time away from your job providing care
- Other related expenses and losses
- Diminished quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Statute of Limitations on Uniondale Birth Injury Cases
New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214-A sets a time limit for filing a medical malpractice civil suit in Uniondale and other locations on Long Island or elsewhere in the state. However, there are also additional rules that apply in birth injury cases because of the young age of the victim and the time it often takes for impairments or injuries to appear.
When we review your case, we will help you understand the timeline for filing a lawsuit and how the state’s notice requirements may affect this timeline. We recommend calling us as soon as your child receives a diagnosis or as soon as you realize they were the victim of a birth injury. We will ensure you meet all applicable deadlines as long as we know about your case with sufficient time to do so. Simply stated, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on behalf of your child and you.
Speak With a Member of Our Uniondale Birth Injury Team About Your Child’s Cephalohematoma Today
While cephalohematoma on its own is not usually serious, it is often very scary for parents and could be a sign of more serious trauma.
A Uniondale cephalohematoma lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will pursue compensation for your child and your family on a contingency fee basis against the doctor or hospital in question.
To get started, call the Long Island office of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400.