After paying close attention to provide the best prenatal care, and enjoying a healthy pregnancy, parents expect the birth of a baby to provide cause for celebration and anticipation for a bright future. Hopefully, most families can achieve the happiness they deserve. But if you suspect medical negligence contributed to injuries to your child, a NY City birth injury attorney at the law office can help you seek the compensation you and your child need—potentially for a lifetime. If you or your child suffered injury due to medical mistakes, hospital negligence, or physician errors before or during childbirth, contact an experienced NYC birth injury lawyer with any questions you may have about your legal rights. Our attorneys can help victims of birth injury errors and other forms of medical malpractice in the NYC metropolitan area when you schedule a free case consultation and evaluation. Even more than lawyers, we consider ourselves client counselors. Let’s look ahead. Together.
Not every birth injury justifies legal action, but complications before or during birth can cause injury when handled negligently, including the following:
- Signs of fetal distress
- Uterine rupture
- Umbilical cord prolapse
- Placenta previa; placenta abruption
- Meconium aspiration
- Loss of heartbeat
All too often, babies suffer from two conditions often caused by medical errors:
- Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that can affect muscle movement and balance and potentially lead to mental retardation and communication difficulties. In some cases, a lack of oxygen during a difficult delivery can cause this condition.
- Erbs palsy results from injury to the nerves surrounding the shoulder known as the branchial plexus. A common cause of this condition involves drawing the neck and head of the infant to the side or pulling excessively on the shoulders during the exit of the baby from the birth canal. Children can suffer weakness or paralysis of the arm to varying degrees for a lifetime.
At our Brooklyn, New York law firm, we are highly aware that in cases involving serious injuries such as brain or spinal cord injuries, you need help now. We also understand that the cost of a brain or catastrophic spinal cord injury often extends over the life of an accident injury victim. Recovering damages associated with future medical expenses, lost earnings, and loss in quality of life is essential in securing your and your family’s future financial health. We consult medical experts, economists, and life care planners in determining the financial impact of brain and spinal cord injuries. Our lawyers present established cost data analyses gathered by HMOs and insurance companies detailing costs associated with physical therapy, in-home nursing care, medical complications, prescription drugs, and many other variables affected by your injuries. We will make sure you get all the assistance available to you as soon as possible. We’re committed to recovering the damages you deserve and need to take care of your health and family.
Hospitals and surgeons are financially liable for injuries and deaths that occur as a result of their negligence. Due to staff shortages, turnover, and poor communication, nurses and hospital orderlies sometimes give the wrong medication to a patient, fail to maintain a sanitary environment, and occasionally mistake one patient for another. As a result, patients develop health complications or fail to receive the care needed to prevent their conditions from worsening. In the case of surgical errors, departures from standard treatment protocols on the part of surgeons can result in botched procedures, disfigurement, and complications during surgery. At the Brooklyn, New York law firm, we consult medical experts and hospital professionals in reviewing and evaluating the actions of surgeons, anesthesiologists, operating room nurses and other hospital staff. In fact, we review every case with the physician and physician’s assistant we have on staff. We expose mistakes and negligence on the part of medical professionals and demand fair compensation for our clients. If you developed serious medical complications due to negligence on the part of a hospital or surgeon, contact a NYC medical malpractice lawyer at the Brooklyn law office today. We provide free consultations in order to evaluate your case and the legal options available to you.
No medical professional or facility can guarantee a successful outcome for every medical complaint, but ALL patients should expect their care and treatment to meet a certain standard of care, regardless of the end result. When the failure of hospitals to meet that standard of care results in injury or illness to patients, the injury victims may have the right to file a claim or lawsuit for hospital medical malpractice.
Anyone who believes that NYC hospital negligence or failure to diagnose caused an injury to themselves or their loved ones should seek immediate advice and support from the skilled medical negligence lawyers. We have an impressive track record of success helping clients seek justice in these complex cases.
Particularly in the current economic environment, some hospitals try to reduce costs by understaffing their facilities. Long shifts for remaining personnel can lead to errors such as the following:
- Emergency room error can easily occur when patients seek treatment in often-overcrowded and understaffed emergency care facilities. Our Brooklyn emergency room error lawyers often assist patients who suffer additional injuries because of rushed diagnoses resulting in incorrect or insufficient treatment.
- Medication mistakes can occur in many ways, including incorrect prescriptions that may not account for allergies or other pre-existing medical conditions, pharmacy errors, or distribution of the wrong medication to patients in their rooms. Our NYC medication mistake attorneys conduct thorough investigations to identify medication errors that can potentially lead to severe results for patients.
- In-patients treatment errors often result from understaffed NYC facilities and can include failure to provide timely response to patient emergencies, infections caused by unclean rooms, insufficient observation of patient conditions, and a host of other situations. Our Brooklyn medical negligence lawyers work closely with patients and their families to uncover the causes for their injuries during a hospital stay.
Patients can suffer or die when a physician misdiagnoses a condition, fails to render a diagnosis, or arrives at a diagnosis too late to begin treating a condition during its early, more-treatable stages. The Brooklyn misdiagnosis attorneys have an extensive track record of success helping injured patients and their loved ones pursue compensation for the costs of injury in NYC misdiagnosis cases. Whether we recommend a malpractice insurance claim, an out-of-court settlement, or a lawsuit, we have the skills and resources needed to seek justice for our clients.
If you or a loved one suffers injuries due to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, contact an experienced NYC malpractice attorney at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. with any questions you may have about your legal rights. Our Brooklyn medical misdiagnosis attorneys can help victims of medical negligence in the metropolitan area when you schedule a free case consultation and evaluation. Even more than lawyers, we consider ourselves client counselors. Let’s look ahead. Together.
In recent years, more and more drugs have been placed on the market that have caused serious injury and death. While the politics of FDA approval and lobbying efforts on the part of big pharmaceutical companies play a role in why dangerous drugs make it onto drug-store shelves, victims of dangerous drugs have little recourse but to seek damages in court. At the Brooklyn, New York law office, our lawyers work with medical professionals, researchers, and drug experts in seeking damages against the makers of dangerous drugs. While the dangers of certain drugs like Vioxx and Bextra are now well known and documented as a result of the lawsuits surrounding them. The health risks associated with other medications are only now being established. Our office has the experience and successful track record, technical knowledge and expert witness resources needed to take on pharmaceutical giants like Merck, SmithKlineGlaxo, Pfizer, Bayer, and Johnson & Johnson in dangerous drug litigation.
Surgery is inherently risky. Even apparently simple elective procedures are invasive and carry the risk of damage by surgical instruments, errors by surgeons and operating room personnel, and complications from the surgery itself. The wise patient takes these risks into account, deciding whether the chance that something may go wrong is worth taking.
Of course, when surgery is a requirement—the only option available to correct a health or life-threatening condition—there is really no choice. But even then, the patient has the right to be informed and to understand what risks are involved. That is called informed consent, and doctors and hospitals routinely require you to sign a form that outlines possible bad outcomes and complications before they wheel you into the operating room.
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