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The anticipation of childbirth for most people brings thoughts of happiness, joy, and anxiety about all the changes on the horizon. A new little life is a gift that is usually celebrated and valued at the highest level.

Families and couples dream of bringing a new life into the world, expanding their family, and fulfilling a hope that has been only imagined up until that point. The thought of needing a New York medical malpractice lawyer is not one that is even entertained.

Unfortunately, over-zealous doctors and negligent medical staff often shatter those dreams in an instant that can never be undone or taken back. Severe and unnecessary injuries to babies during childbirth shatter those dreams of joy and have lifelong effects on the children themselves.

It is estimated that five out of every one thousand babies actually suffer an unnecessary, irreversible, and preventable injury during childbirth. This is just absolutely unacceptable. An innocent child will now suffer their entire lives because of the negligence of someone else. Many times these heartbreaking injuries result in physical impairment, developmental delays, and even disabilities.

The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, is a team of New York birth injury lawyers who understand what a difficult time this is. The attorneys and the staff here will give your family the personal attention and the professional representation it needs during this difficult time.

This law office employs superior New York personal injury lawyers who have experience with birth injuries. We have spent more than a century fighting for justice for the innocent victims of birth injuries and giving a voice to those who suffer quietly.

What kind of birth injuries are caused by medical negligence?

It is quite unfortunate that there is even a need to answer this question. However, there are many different injuries caused during childbirth such as soft tissue injuries, lacerations, abrasions, and fractures. Those are some of the more minor injuries. More traumatic injuries include cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy, cervical dystonia, spinal cord injury, brain damage due to asphyxia, and more. Unfortunately, this is a list that continues to grow. Many times untrained staff do not respond quickly enough or just do not have enough experience to prevent these life-altering injuries. Other times small distractions are enough to create life-long repercussions for these innocent victims. Even if your childbirth seemed normal and everything went fine, you should always look for signs of distress in your baby.

What are common symptoms of a birth injury?

It can often be difficult to detect the unobvious symptoms of a birth injury. You and your baby are not yet familiar with each other in the outside world, so it is harder to tell what is ‘normal’ behavior, especially if this is your first child.

However, some of the actions that can be red flag indicators include seizures, an arched back while crying, excessive drooling, rapid breathing, high-pitched crying that doesn’t stop, weak movements, feeding problems, and dry heaving or vomiting.

These are not the only indicators, just some of the most common. If your baby exhibits any of these symptoms, or if you feel that something may be wrong, have your baby examined by a pediatrician that you trust immediately. There is absolutely no time to waste.

Contact our New York medical malpractice law firm today

If you think that your baby was injured at birth due to the negligence of the doctor or medical staff, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today.

We will take the time to listen to you, review the medical records, and diligently investigate your case. Our attorneys are excellent New York personal injury lawyers who specialize in birth injuries and draw from more than a century of experience.

Contact our office for a FREE CONSULTATION any time.

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