Knowledgeable New York Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
No amount of money can adequately compensate you or your child following a birth injury or the loss of a child during birth. Birth-related medical malpractice can shatter the hopes and dreams of your family, along with the life or quality of life of your baby.
At the Queens law firm of Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we can, however, work hard to pursue the financial compensation that your child and you deserve to help ease the terrible consequences of preventable birth injuries. We have the experience, knowledge and resources needed to investigate and resolve these highly challenging cases:
- Our firm has successfully handled medical negligence cases since 1950
- We have handled hundreds of medical malpractice cases, including cases resolved for over $4 million
- Our firm has an on-staff medical professional who assists in the analysis and preparation of medical malpractice cases
- Our firm’s longevity and reputation mean we have the financial resources and access to highly credentialed medical experts needed to win these hard-fought cases.
Experienced In Analyzing All Aspects Of Birth Injury Cases
Often, cerebral palsy, brain damage and infants’ deaths result from medical negligence during prenatal care and during delivery. We have handled cases involving:
- The misreading of fetal monitor strips
- Failure to note baby’s fetal distress
- Failure to note changes in the baby’s heart rate
- Failure to properly monitor labor
- Brain damage caused by disease during the pregnancy
- Doctors’ failure to halt premature labor
Recent Birth Injury Cases Illustrate Our Ability To Provide Effective Legal Assistance
- In a recent case, doctors failed to prevent the premature birth of twins by failing to perform a cerclage procedure to close the mother’s cervix and by failing to prescribe bed rest. Both twins died. We settled the case for a high-value and confidential sum.
- Our client was a patient in a large New York City hospital when the delivery of her baby was left to a resident, i.e., a doctor still in training. The resident failed to notice signs of insufficient amniotic fluid/oligohydramnios, indicated by meconium staining and nonreassuring fetal monitoring strips.
The baby was delivered with severe anoxic brain injury, retardation, blindness and deafness due to oxygen starvation. He is also reliant for feeding from a gastric feeding tube. No amount of money can compensate for these injuries, but the millions of dollars we recovered have helped our client provide care him and cope with the economic and personal costs of caring for such a catastrophically injured baby.