Are NY Birth Injury Malpractice Suits Difficult to Prove?

Are NY Birth Injury Malpractice Suits Difficult to Prove?

Because of the complexity of medical issues, any type of malpractice lawsuit requires extensive attention to detail combined with experience navigating the laws specific to your state. If your infant suffers a birth injury in New York, you need the local support of Manhattan medical malpractice lawyers who understand the NY laws and the medical issues related specifically to birth injury cases.

According to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, mothers and newborns sustained nearly 157,700 potentially avoidable injuries during childbirth in 2006. Almost 9,000 of that total involved injuries to newborns during the birth process, such as broken collar bones, infections or head injuries. While doctors cannot avoid all injuries during the delivery process, the law holds them responsible for maintaining a specific standard of care based on practices within the local medical community.

Keep in mind that the underlying causes of birth injuries can point to errors that occur prior to delivery. For example, doctors may fail to diagnose a condition during the pregnancy that may predict delivery issues and enable them to prepare. Even failing to recommend caesarean section delivery for high birth-weight infants can lead to severe injuries. Experienced New York City birth injury attorneys must retain help from medical professionals who examine records from pregnancy through post-delivery care to identify the causes for the injuries and develop effective cases supporting liability.

Many children who suffer injuries at birth face a potential lifetime of health issues. If you believe errors made by the doctor caused injuries to your child, you should take legal action to pursue the compensation required for additional medical attention or anything else your child needs now or in the future. The attorneys at Rich & Rich, P.C. are here to assist you and review your claim at no charge. Our lawyers have the specialized skills, experience and resources needed to help determine if you have grounds to take legal action. Call us at 646-736-3999 to discuss your legal options.

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