What is a Birth Injury?
The day of a child’s birth is supposed to be a wonderful and happy day. While most parents will tell you that childbirth was a beautiful, albeit emotional experience, there are instances when complications can arise. The majority of birth injuries occur because the flow of blood or oxygen was somehow restricted during the birthing process. Discomfort during childbirth is not uncommon, of course, however distress and trauma must be recognized and resolved immediately in order to prevent devastating birth injuries.
It is the responsibility of the doctors, nurses and other medical staff to monitor and take certain precautions to prevent such a situation from occurring. In cases where the baby is in distress or danger, it is up to medical staff to take immediate actions to protect both mother and child, and avoid permanent or life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one has sustained any form of birth injury, we recommend you consult with a personal injury attorney from our firm as soon as possible.
Our attorneys will work diligently to determine if the following were responsible for your birth injuries:
- Lack of action
- Intentional wrongdoing
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
We will thoroughly review your case, bring in medical experts where needed, advise you of your legal options, and help you determine how best to win the compensation you deserve.
The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, P.C.: Birth Injury Attorney
For 19 years The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, P.C. has represented clients facing all manner of personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We pride ourselves in our constant commitment to our clients. We respond immediately to client calls and we are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Our experience and dedication has allowed us much success over the years, on behalf of our clients. In one case we recovered a $275,000 settlement on behalf of a mother who was left with abdominal scaring after her non-emergency C-Section, due to obstetrician error.
It is important to understand that birth injuries can occur as a natural part of the childbirth process. Those types of injuries are beyond anyone’s ability to control. There are however birth injuries which can be prevented and it is those injuries which are often the most devastating, as they were sustained as a direct result of some form of negligence, incompetence, ignorance or human error. Birth injuries can last a lifetime, in some cases requiring constant and consistent care. Our firm is here to represent clients who have become the victim of such negligence and to fight hard to see that their rights and interests are protected. If you or your child has sustained any kind of birth injuries, it is vital that you contact a birth injury lawyer from our firm immediately, so that we can rapidly review your case and advise you of your legal options.