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.
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.
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 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.
Whenever a New York doctor elects to perform a medical procedure on a patient, he or she must take into consideration risks and potential complications that can arise as a result of surgery. In fact, there are instances where performing surgery can actually place the patient in greater danger than choosing another course of treatment. While the trend of performing unnecessary cesarean deliveries has been on the rise for years now, there is finally evidence to suggest that doctors and patients alike are rethinking the practice.
The birth of a child should be an exciting time. New York parents should be able to enjoy the moment instead of worrying about insufficient care from their physicians. When doctors mishandle a labor and delivery, severe, life-changing birth injuries can occur. One family will have a constant reminder of how their joyous occasion turned into a nightmare.
Doctors make mistakes. Some of these mistakes are minor and do not cause injury to a patient, but others cause grievous harm and can lead to permanent injury or death. Although women have been giving birth to babies for centuries, a number of problems can arise and if the attending physician does not respond appropriately birth injuries can result. That is the claim of a family who filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the attending physician who delivered their baby and the clinic and hospital involved. This story did not originate out of New York it unfortunately, is not a story unique to any one area.
The New York Daily News is reporting on an extremely tragic event and subsequent wrongful death suit filed by a couple that claims their obstetrician-gynecologist was medically negligent during the birth of their child ultimately killing him. The couple claims in their suit that the doctor caused the baby's head to separate from his body after he became stuck in the mother's birth canal and the doctor tried to pull him out. But the story only gets worse from here. The couple also claims that initially the doctor refused to perform a C-section and after he internally decapitated the child he attempted to cover up his mistake by trying to push the baby back into the womb in order to perform an emergency C-section. The details of this particular wrongful death complaint are absolutely horrifying. The alleged medical malpractice occurred in the spring of last year. In a late February 2011 appointment, the couple claims one doctor told them the baby would need to be delivered by C-section because his abdomen was too large for a normal vaginal birth.