New York Cerebral Palsy Attorney
Was your child born with severe brain damage?
When a baby is born with severe brain damage, it is often extremely devastating for the parents. Babies who are born with brain injuries may need constant, long-term care, and may even have developmental problems as they grow. This can alter the quality of life of your child, and the life of your family. Families not only experience extreme financial strain, but they also endure both physical and emotional trauma. Whether your child's brain injury occurred before or during birth, you may be eligible to seek compensation for medical malpractice.
Call (212) 406-1700 to speak with a lawyer for free about your case.
If your child lives with a brain injury, he or she may face the following challenges:
- Cerebral palsy
- Speech delay
- Learning disabilities
Because babies born with brain damage often live with lifelong physical deformities and developmental delays, the cost of care can create extreme financial hardships for many families. You shouldn't have to pay for the mistakes of a negligent medical professional. We can help you evaluate the extent of the injuries and the projected lifetime costs, including economic costs and the non-economic impact on your family. Our firm can stand by you every step of the way to make sure you receive the maximum compensation possible.
Causes of Infant Brain Damage
We know that for many parents, they simply want answers. How did this happen? What could have been done to prevent this? At our firm, we work hard to deliver the answers that you need as a parent. Feel free to speak with our New York medical malpractice attorneys to determine whether or not your child's brain injuries are due to medical malpractice. We can review medical records and consult with top board certified gynecologists and obstetricians to help you identify the cause of your baby's brain damage.
What can cause an infant to sustain brain damage?
- Lack of proper medical care during pregnancy
- Lack of oxygen during labor and after delivery
- Improper handling of infant during labor and delivery
- Incorrect medical diagnosis and treatment
If you feel that your child's injury was a result of your physician's negligence, contact our personal injury lawyers for a free initial consultation.
These unfortunate injuries are often the result of a baby suffering extreme distress during labor, and the medical team failing to respond appropriately. This failure to respond can lead to oxygen deprivation to the baby. Lack of oxygen, over a matter of minutes, puts these infants at risk for serious brain damage if doctors do not respond immediately. In many cases, your child's injuries could have been prevented, had your healthcare professional exercised greater care and caution during the course of your pregnancy and labor. This constitutes as negligence, and our legal team at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P. is ready to help you seek justice.
Proving Negligence to Build Your Case
Not all birth injuries are cause for a lawsuit. Some brain injuries can still occur, even in the most competent and careful medical hands. However, medical professionals do make mistakes that can lead to severe injury, and sometimes even death of an infant. When this happens, it is important to consult with a team of knowledgeable legal professionals who understand the intricacies of medical malpractice claims.
To prove that your medical care provider is negligent in your birth injury case, the following things are considered:
- Did the professional exercise the proper care and caution under the circumstances, given the knowledge that was available?
- Did the professional fail to act under the circumstances, resulting in brain damage to your child?
As experienced and respected personal injury lawyers, we have handled numerous birth injury claims, including some of the most complex. We have developed a sophisticated understanding of medical injuries and of ways to approach a claim.
Work with Former Insurance Company Insiders
Many members of our team are former insurance defense attorneys. We know what it takes to maximize a client's recovery, and how to achieve it. We know the right questions to ask, the right way to approach insurance companies, and the right medical experts to consult regarding your child's injuries. Medical malpractice claims are often difficult to prove and to litigate, but we have demonstrated outstanding successes in this area of personal injury law. From investigating the mistakes a medical practitioner may have made to exhaustively reviewing a patient's previous medical records, we go above and beyond to prove a client's claim.
Over $1 Billion Recovered for Victims
As your attorneys, it is our job to keep you informed about your options every step of the way. We listen to your concerns, your needs, and what you hope to achieve from filing a claim. In every case, we always do our best to guide clients towards the best possible course of action. Whenever you need to speak with us, we will always be available to answer your questions. Our caring team at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool., L.L.P. believes in giving a voice to the wrongfully injured, and we do not stop unless justice is achieved on your behalf. With over 200 years of combined experience, you can rest assured that your family is in capable hands.
Some of our recent case successes for cases involving infant brain damage include:
- $5.8 million in a birth injury suit, after a doctor negligently applied forceps to a baby, causing brain damage.
- $3.4 million for a mother whose baby suffered brain damage after being born three months early. The doctor prematurely delivered the baby despite the patient's medical records indicating the need for a cervical cerclage to prevent premature birth.
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We are a contingency fee firm. What does this mean? It means that if we do not recover a monetary compensation for you, then you do not pay us any legal fees. Clients appreciate this arrangement because it means that they can seek high-quality legal representation without worrying about out-of-pocket fees.