Bringing a baby into the world and giving birth should be one of the happiest moments in your life. However, many families are faced with tragedy at birth, as seven out of every 1,000 infants born in the United States are born with some type of birth injury. In other words, every year approximately 28,000 babies are born with a birth injury. Although not every birth injury occurs as a result of medical malpractice or the negligence of a medical or healthcare professional, the ones that are injured at the hands of medical professionals deserve birth injury compensation.
The law firm of Ronemus & Vilensky prosecutes serious cases of birth injury malpractice in and around New York. Was your infant needlessly injured by birth injury malpractice? Let us help you understand your legal rights and what you can be compensated for.
Birth Injuries in New York
In 2015, over 150,000 potentially avoidable injuries were suffered by mothers and newborns during childbirth. Birth injuries are most common during deliveries that involve an instrument, such as forceps and vacuums, and account for the highest injury rates.
Physicians are legally and ethically obligated to provide the most highly skilled care to every patient they see. But sometimes things go wrong, and if your doctor or healthcare professional is at fault, you and your family deserve compensation.
Injuries sustained during live birth can cause infants to suffer lifelong disabilities and repercussions that may require years and years of medical care. If your child was harmed during birth and it was due to the wrongful actions of your healthcare providers, you may have the right to file a lawsuit against the people who caused harm to you and your baby.
What Constitutes A Birth Injury Case?
If you suspect that medical malpractice by a physician or a healthcare provider has led to any type of birth injury, contact an experienced birth injury law firm so that you can get answers. It is the doctor’s responsibility to make sure that children and their parents are properly cared for at all times during birth so that any and all injuries can be avoided.
Some of the more common birth-related injuries caused by medical malpractice include the following:
- Abrupted Placenta
- Birth Fracture
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- C-Section Error
- Caput Succedaneum
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Facial Paralysis
- Fetal Distress
- Forceps/instrument Injury
- Hypoxic-ischemic Encephalopathy
- Klumpke’s Palsy
- Nerve Damage
- Obstetric Medication Error
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
- Umbilical Cord Injury
One of the reasons that birth injuries are truly insidious is that they are suffered so early in life, and can cause health problems and disabilities that show up later on and could potentially last forever or even cut a child’s life short. Parents and families who have experienced injuries to the baby and or the mother during birth need to find and hold any medical workers who are at fault responsible for these injuries and get compensation that will cover their child’s needs while growing up, including medical expenses, education, and any special instruments and equipment and care they may need.
Ronemus & Vilensky will obtain medical records and investigate your case to make absolutely sure that you and your family get the compensation you deserve. They will do everything to get the right experts, witnesses, evidence, to properly and effectively bring your case to trial.
How To Choose the Right NY Birth Injury Attorney
You want to engage an experienced lawyer who has successfully recovered birth injury compensation for clients just like you. If your child has been injured during birth due to any medical professional’s actions, get in contact with a reputable birth injury law firm like ours, as we understand what you’re going through, care about your child, and want to get you the money your family deserves. It is important to find a birth injury attorney who understands medical procedures inside and out, and who is committed to working for a successful outcome for your family and your child.
Michael Ronemus has a medical background from Vanderbilt Medical School and brings his years of medical experience to his trial work involving birth trauma cases. It is important to hire a committed and caring attorney, one who will see your case through as some symptoms don’t appear until later, and can include things such as learning disabilities, neurological, nerve, or muscle disorders, and failure to reach developmental milestones.
Ronemus & Vilensky Birth Injury Settlements
We won a $1.35 million case against a hospital that delivered our client’s adopted daughter. The doctor used excessive force during the delivery, causing damage to the baby’s nerves resulting in Erb’s Palsy. The agreement was compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of future wages.
We won a $3.5 million settlement for a now five year old girl who suffered from damage to the brachial plexus nerves when her shoulder became stuck behind her mother’s public bone during delivery and the doctor improperly applied force to the baby’s head.
We won a $4.75 million settlement for a six year old girl with Cerebral Palsy, which resulted from medical malpractice. The baby was in distress and showed signs of abrupted placenta. No one could explain why the child wasn’t delivered earlier and was born via cesarean with poor response and breathing. She was diagnosed later with neurological damage.
We Will Fight For You
If you or a loved one have been the victim of birth medical malpractice and your child has sustained injuries, call Ronemus & Vilensky today! We will fight for compensation for your family and your child.