If you are looking for a birth injury lawyer in New York after your infant was injured due to a failure to properly monitor, our attorneys want to hear from you. Proper monitoring is an essential part of childbirth. If problems arise during labor or delivery, it is expected that the health care providers attending to the mother and child are properly trained and equipped to react swiftly and properly. Unfortunately, without proper monitoring, delivery staff may be unaware that a problem needs attention. In these cases, the delivery staff may be liable for medical negligence.
The birth injury lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP have won many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for infants who were injured.* While money cannot undo the damage, it can help you ensure that your child is properly cared for and receives all necessary medical attention. For more information about our firm or to learn more about your legal rights and options after a birth injury, contact our birth injury lawyers.
Proper Monitoring Throughout Pregnancy Can Reduce The Risk Of Birth Injuries
There are always risks involved in childbirth, but the steps taken to prevent extra complications should begin well before the delivery date. Proper monitoring of the fetus should include monitoring the heartbeat and doing ultrasounds. During delivery, monitoring the fetal heartbeat and checking for signs of distress can be critical to ensuring a successful delivery.
Failure to properly monitor by doctors and nurses can cause them to miss distress signs. If medical personnel miss these signs, they lose the ability to:
- Order tests to verify whether a perceived distress sign is problematic
- Order an immediate C-section, which could prevent injuries to the infant
- Treat umbilical cord or other complications
- Adequately resuscitate the newborn
Birth trauma can result in many types of injuries, conditions and diseases for children. Our birth injury lawyers can help determine if a failure to properly monitor caused your child’s injury. Our attorneys have handled many types of birth injuries, including oxygen deficiency leading to brain damage, cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy.
How Do I Schedule A Consultation With Your Birth Injury Lawyers In New York?
If your child has suffered an injury due to a doctor or nurse’s failure to properly monitor, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our birth injury lawyers in New York, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.