New York City Brain Injury Lawyer - Kleinick Law
  Keith A Kleinick, Esq.
 

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NEW YORK BIRTH INJURY ATTORNEYS

The New York Birth Injury Attorneys represent plaintiffs with birth injury cases in New York City (NYC), Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and surrounding areas.

The New York birth injury attorney at Kleinick Law will first determine if the trauma is natural or a result of medical negligence and will bring claims for birth injuries associated with medical error or hospital negligence.

Occasionally during the birth process a baby may suffer a physical injury or deformity that is simply the result of being born. It is estimated that between two and seven babies out of 1,000 will become injured during the birth process. This is sometimes called birth trauma or birth injury.

If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, contact our New York Birth Injury Lawyers at Kleinick Law today!

CAUSES OF BIRTH INJURIES / TRAUMA

A difficult birth or injury to the baby can occur because of the baby's size or the position during labor and delivery. Conditions that may be associated with a difficult birth include the following:

  • Large babies - babies weighing over 8lb 13oz.
  • Premature birth - babies born before 37 weeks have more fragile bodies and may be more easily injured.
  • Cephalopelvic Disproportion - the size and shape of the mothers pelvis is not adequate for the fetus to be born vaginally.
  • Dystocia - difficult labor or child birth prolonged labor.
  • Abnormal Birthing Presentation - breech deliveries (buttocks first).

Keith Kleinick is a New York licensed structured settlement broker who can help you with a structured settlement if you are receiving compensation for a birth injury case.

COMMON BIRTH INJURIES

Forceps marks

Some babies may show signs of bruising on the face and head as the result of trauma passing through the birth canal and coming in contact with the mother's pelvic bone and tissue. Forceps used in delivery can leave temporary marks or bruises on the baby's face and head. Babies delivered by vacuum extraction may also have some scalp bruising or lacerations.

Fractures

Fractures of the collarbone is the most common fraction during labor and delivery. The clavicle or collar bone may break when there is difficulty delivering the baby's shoulder or during a breech delivery. A baby with a broken or fractured collarbone rarely moves his or her arm on the side of the break. There may also be bruising over the broken bone. Simply immobilizing the arm and shoulder is the most recommended treatment and healing begins quickly.

Caput Succedaneum

Caput is a severe swelling of the soft tissue of a baby's scalp that develops as the baby travels through the birth canal. The swelling usually disappears in a few days without problems. The most common reason for this is vacuum extraction.

If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, contact our New York Birth Injury Lawyers at Kleinick Law today!

Erbs Palsy/Brachial Palsy

Erbs Palsy/Brachial Palsy occurs when the bronchial plexus (which is a group of nerves that supply the arms and hands) is injured. It is most common when there is difficulty delivering the baby's shoulder. The baby loses the ability to flex and rotate his or her arm. This injury causes bruising and swelling around the nerves, but movement should return within a few months. Tearing of the nerve may result in permanent nerve damage. The most common treatment is immobilization of the arm with a brace or splint. Special physical therapy exercises are also used to help return the range of motion to the arm.

Cerebral Palsy

Failure of a doctor to diagnose fetal distress resulting in birth asphyxia and brain damage often diagnosed as cerebral palsy.

Find out more about cerebral palsy on the "Brain Injury due to Medical Malpractice" page.

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

This is injury is the breaking of small blood vessels in the baby's eyes. One or both of the eyes may have a bright red band around the iris. This is very common but does not cause damage to the eyes. The redness is usually absorbed in approximately a week to ten days.

Facial Paralysis

During labor or birth, pressure on a baby's face may cause the facial nerves to be injured. This also occurs with the use of forceps during delivery. This injury is often seen when the baby cries. There is no movement on the side of the face where the injury has occurred and the eye can not be closed. If the nerve was only bruised the paralysis usually improves in a few weeks. If the nerve was torn though surgery may be needed.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

To protect your legal rights following a birth injury, it is wise to consult an attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable, and specializes in handling brain injury cases.

The New York Birth Injury Lawyers at Kleinick Law utilize many years of experience handling birth defect cases to investigate every possible factor that could cause a birth defect and to ensure that you and your child will receive full compensation for your child's injuries.

If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, contact our New York Birth Injury Lawyers at Kleinick Law and fill out a free case evaluation form today! Your initial consultation is FREE! "If we don't win, you don't pay!"
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