Uniondale Birth Injuries Lawyer
A Uniondale birth injuries lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will gather evidence and build a medical malpractice case against the negligent doctor, medical care provider, or medical facility that caused or failed to prevent your child’s preventable birth injury.
Our team offers free case evaluations for families in Uniondale, elsewhere on Long Island, and throughout the greater New York City area. When a child’s birth injury case has merit, we will navigate the steps necessary to hold those responsible legally liable.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 to speak with a member of our birth injury team.
Birth Injuries Affect Children Throughout Their Lives
Birth injuries occur in many different ways and affect children differently depending on the injury, severity, and other factors. A preventable birth injury is generally an injury that occurs as a result of medical negligence. Either the doctor or another care provider did something to cause the injury or a breakdown in protocol at the clinic or hospital means certain steps necessary to prevent the injury did not occur.
According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, a baby’s risk for birth injuries increases under certain circumstances, which includes:
- When the baby is unusually large.
- The baby is breech or in another unusual presentation.
- The baby is very small, premature, or growth-restricted.
- The mother has a small pelvis or unusually shaped birth canal, making vaginal birth more complicated.
- The mother is heavy.
- The labor is difficult or long.
- The doctor needs to perform a cesarean delivery.
- The delivery team uses assistive devices, including a vacuum or forceps, to deliver the baby.
Injuries that occur just before, during, or after birth lead to many concerns for the baby, which includes:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Bell’s palsy
- Spinal cord injuries
If you believe your child was a victim of a medical malpractice birth injury, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. now. We offer free evaluations and a Uniondale birth injuries lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will go to work on your child’s case today if you qualify.
Our Team Will Build a Uniondale Birth Injury Case for Your Family
When you give us the privilege of reviewing your child’s birth injury case, we will carefully analyze all the facts and circumstances to confirm that a strong case for medical malpractice can be established. Once we have done so, we will go to work to help your family secure compensation to cover the baby’s medical needs, therapy, and support costs, as well as other expenses your family will likely face. Our passionate team members will discuss your case with you in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada if that makes you more comfortable.
Our advocates understand New York medical malpractice and birth injury law and what it takes to prove these cases. We will enlist the help of experts, as is generally necessary in these cases per New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 3012-A. These experts will include:
- Medical experts
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Lifecare planners
- Others as necessary
We will handle your case while you focus on helping your child recover, grow and develop, including treatment and therapy as prescribed. We will provide regular updates of significant case developments, answer your questions, identify the liable party or parties, and manage all communication about your case on your behalf.
We will also gather any additional evidence available to prove medical negligence and liability, and use bills, receipts, and other documents to determine a just settlement value for your case.
We take on Uniondale birth injury medical malpractice cases based on contingency. A Uniondale birth injuries lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will never receive fees from your family unless we compensate you for your losses. To learn more, meet with a member of our team on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area. Call (516) 932-0400 to get started.
Recoverable Damages in a Uniondale Birth Injury Settlement or Trial
New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 3406 allows doctors and medical facilities time to investigate a malpractice claim and possibly offer a settlement before the case goes to court. In some cases, a fair settlement can be reached as a part of this process. Alternatively, depending upon the unique circumstances of your claim, we will argue your case in court seeking to recover a payout based on the facts of your child’s birth injury.
If you choose to retain our firm, we will help you pursue and possibly secure the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical treatment and related expenses
- Ongoing care costs as needed
- Time lost from work to care for your child
- Additional expenses related to your child’s injury or treatment
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other non-economic damages
- Wrongful death damages if your child tragically passed away as a result of a birth injury
There Are Time Limits on Filing a New York Birth Injury Suit
If we need to file a birth injury lawsuit in your child’s care, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims will apply. Outlined in New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214-A, this statute generally applies to all medical malpractice cases. Other time-restrictions apply to medical malpractice lawsuits, so it is best to consult with an experienced birth injuries lawyer to make sure all deadlines are met in a timely and technically correct manner.
Our team will help you understand the timeline we will need to follow in your child’s case after we review their injury and the evidence showing they were a victim of medical negligence. We encourage you to call to discuss your case as soon as possible after you recognize your child’s birth injuries, or they receive a diagnosis. The sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the very strongest case possible on your behalf.
Speak With a Uniondale Birth Injury Team Member Today
Speak with a member of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. birth injury medical malpractice team serving Uniondale and the greater New York City area today at no cost to you. We offer complimentary consultations for families of birth injury victims on Long Island.
Call (516) 932-0400 today to get started with a case evaluation to take possible legal action on behalf of your child.