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Birth Injuries Archives

Medical malpractice and the New York Medical Indemnity Fund

Complications that occur at the time of birth often result in serious and chronic injuries. Infants who survive preventable birth injuries may require life-long care, as well as ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation. Medical malpractice damages awards can assist in compensating victims and their families for expenses relating to medical costs and day-to-day care needs, but even that is not always enough. That is why it is important for medical malpractice victims and their families to be familiar with New York's Medical Indemnity Fund.

The role of forceps in birth injuries

When a baby is having difficulty coming down the birth canal, a physician in New York may opt to use forceps. These long, tong-like devices can also help speed up a delivery in situations where there is fetal distress. However, as Science Daily points out, the use of forceps can cause injury during birth to both the mother and the child.

Off-label drug use: The Cytotec controversy

Off-label drug use is an issue that concerns many New York residents. According to the Mayo Clinic, this phrase describes the practice of using a drug for a purpose that is not listed on the label. The United States Food and Drug Administration only approves pharmaceuticals for the uses that are on these labels. As such, any off-label drug use has not been vetted through the FDA’s approval process.  

The misdiagnosis of ectopic pregnancy

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.

Recognizing shoulder dystocia during delivery

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.

The economic impact of cerebral palsy

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. 

Evaluating the prevalence of birth injuries

When expectant parents head to the delivery room, many think they will move forward with the birth process without complications. Unfortunately, in New York, NY, and around the country, some parents have to deal with birth injuries. These injuries are especially troubling and can cause a number of short-term and long-term consequences, such as cerebral palsy and fetal death. For those who have had their lives turned upside down after a birth injury that occurred due to negligence, it is imperative to take action right away.

Helping families who are dealing with a birth injury

Medical malpractice takes many forms, but birth injuries and the problems they cause can be particularly difficult for families to deal with. Sadly, these incidents continue to take place at an unacceptable rate in New York, NY, and across the United States. On top of fetal death, other complications that may result from problems during childbirth include Erb's palsy and cerebral palsy. At the law offices of Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP, we strongly believe that those who are responsible for birth injuries that should have been prevented must be held accountable.

What are the causes and symptoms of cerebral palsy?

If you recently found out that your child has cerebral palsy, you may wonder what caused the condition. Although a variety of problems can lead to cerebral palsy, some children develop this condition because of a birth injury they suffered due to medical malpractice. In New York, NY, too many families have found themselves in this position and it is important for them to take action.

When does a birth injury constitute medical malpractice?

When a physician is responsible for a birth injury that should have been prevented, it is important for them to be held accountable. However, doctors cannot prevent all birth injuries from taking place. As a result, any parent who is in this position and considering legal action should try to determine whether or not medical malpractice occurred before moving forward.

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