Helping You Navigate Your Legal Options Following A Tragic Birth Injury
Expecting a child should be a happy time in your life. Sadly, however, this otherwise joyous event can quickly take a devastating turn if your doctor makes a mistake during the birthing process that leads to a birth-related injury or disability for your child.
While some complications are unavoidable, others can be directly attributed to the negligence of your doctor or other medical staff. When this occurs, you need to know that you have legal recourse available. At Gash & Associates, P.C., our attorneys are committed to helping you seek justice through compassionate, personalized legal guidance. If your child has suffered a needless birth injury, let us help ensure that those responsible face consequences for their needless harm and negligent acts.
Types Of Birth Injuries
While there are many different kinds of birth-related injuries your child may suffer, some of the more common ones include:
- Cerebral palsy: Brain damage during pregnancy or birth can cause cerebral palsy, which is a disorder that impacts your child’s nervous system and motor skills
- Erb’s palsy: Shoulder dystocia is the most common cause of Erb’s palsy, which occurs when the child’s shoulder gets stuck in the birth canal during delivery, thereby damaging vital nerves and causing potential paralysis to the affected area
- Umbilical cord prolapse: If the umbilical cord is compressed by the child, it may lead to a lack of oxygen (hypoxia), brain damage and death
- Broken bones: If a doctor pulls too hard or incorrectly uses a vacuum extraction tool or forceps, broken bones are a real possibility
In many instances, these birth injuries can impact both you and your child for years ― and in some cases, for life. This is one reason why it is so important to consult with an experienced birth injury lawyer as soon as you realize an injury has occurred.
Contact A Birth Injury Attorney
Schedule your FREE consultation at Gash & Associates, P.C., today. You can reach us online or by phone at (914) 505-6779, or toll free at 866-GASHLAW. While our office is located in White Plains, we serve clients throughout all five boroughs of New York City and the Tri-state area.