For Queens couples going through pregnancy, their thoughts are often fixed on their impending arrival and the happiness that it's sure to bring to their lives. In all of this euphoria, it may be easy to forget that even though modern prenatal care has made pregnancy seem relatively easy, a lot can still occur that can endanger not only the life of the baby, but the mother as well. Often, doctors have little to no control over the complications that can occur during pregnancy. However, an inadequate response to these problems can easily necessitate the involvement of Queen's birth injury lawyers.
Many of the parents who come to us here at Futterman, Sirotkin, and Seinfeld looking to pursue compensation following a birth injury to their children often feel conflicted. While they love their children immensely, handling the expenses that result from their injuries can be financially and emotionally difficult. Shoulder dystocia is an example of just such an injury.
According to information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cerebral palsy is the most prevalent disability among children. The parents of those suffering from this condition in New York are often asked to bare an enormous financial burden not only through their kids' childhood and adolescent years, but throughout the rest of their lives, as well. The CDC reports that as of 2003, the lifetime costs of managing and treating the effects of cerebral palsy in just one individual are almost $1 million.
If your baby has been injured during the birthing process, it is important for you to protect your rights. On top of struggling with unbearable emotional pain, you may also be experiencing a great deal of stress. Whether the injury occurred during, after or prior to the delivery of your child, it is imperative for you to take action promptly to hold those responsible for the injury, accountable for their actions.
Medical physicians are taught and advised to base important decisions regarding patient care and treatment options on the health and well-being of their patients. That means that the intended health benefits of any given procedure and/or therapy should be weighed against the possible complications and side effects. And while just about every medical treatment is accompanied by risks, it seems that labor and delivery protocols in facilities throughout New York and other states across the country reflect medical malpractice concerns and costs.
Learning that a child has sustained a brain injury can be frightening for parents, especially when the child is a newborn baby. Tragically, however, incidents of medical malpractice relating to neonatal brain injuries are not entirely uncommon because such medical conditions can be overlooked and/or misdiagnosed by physicians, leading to significant delays in treatment. It's for that reason that two medical organizations are promoting efforts to raise awareness of neonatal brain injuries in hopes of improving prevention techniques and treatments.
Any time anyone feels that they were subjected to the negligence and/or hurtful actions of another, they have the right to seek legal counsel and pursue a case against the liable party. In the event that a child is hurt, it's often the responsibility of their family to act on their behalf and ensure that their safety and medical needs are accounted for. One state is currently considering legislation that would affect some medical malpractice guidelines and put legal restraints on birth injury victims and their families.
Sadly, thousands of babies are born every year fighting for their lives. Whether they are born with a serious medical condition or experience life-threatening complications during delivery, they require immediate and accurate medical care. That's why it's imperative that medical staff in New York hospitals and beyond are always prepared to meet the needs of newborn patients at all times. Two doctors were recently found responsible for causing the nearly fatal birth injuries of a nine-year-old boy.
Thousands of births take place in New York hospitals and others around the country at any given time. Fortunately, the majority of babies are strong and healthy; though, many others are born with serious injuries and or medical conditions. Birth injury-related medical malpractice lawsuits can be complicated and challenging to try, since determining the exact nature and cause of some injuries is difficult. One recent lawsuit illustrates how complex and involved some cases can be.
Parents trust doctors to guide the birth of their children and safely resolve any complications that occur during labor. When doctors fail to correctly respond to problems, the impact of the mistake can affect a Queens family for the rest of their lives. Errors in judgment and procedural miscalculations can cause a birth injury that leads to severe medical problems.