Medical Malpractice In Prenatal Care, Labor And Delivery
When a baby is born with unexpected brain damage or physical defects, it is a shocking blow to the parents. Birth injuries alter the course of the child's life and create significant heartache and hardships for the family. The tragedy is compounded when the harm is traced to negligence of physicians or nurses.
If you suspect medical negligence led to your child's birth injuries or caused the death of your baby, the Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm can pursue your possible claims against the doctor and the hospital. Serving New York City families for 20 years, our trial lawyers have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements in birth defects litigation.
NYC Fetal Injury Lawyers
We advocate passionately and professionally in every legal matter, and we are prepared to invest the full energy and resources of our firm to hold medical providers accountable. We work closely with medical experts who can review the records and attest that the professional standard of care was breached.
We offer a free case evaluation regarding:
- Cerebral palsy — Brain damage affecting motor skills and cognitive function, resulting from oxygen deprivation during childbirth
- Erb's palsy — Nerve damage or paralysis of the arm or hand from improper delivery technique
- Other birth injuries such as visual impairment, organ damage or developmental disability
- Fetal death, stillbirth or neonatal death
- Injury or death of the mother from untreated conditions (hemorrhage, stroke, etc.)
Our trial attorneys know how to conduct the investigation to reveal the negligence of OB-GYN physicians, obstetric nurses and other medical personnel in prenatal care, labor and delivery, newborn care and neonatal intensive care. Were the proper tests performed? Were measures taken to stave off premature birth? Did the nurses fail to notice fetal distress? Did the OB-GYN fail to perform an emergency C-section or cause injury when the baby was stuck in the birth canal?
Committed To Justice For Children And Families
Birth injuries often create substantial financial burdens for the parents. We pursue damages for ongoing medical care, nursing care and special services that the child may need into adulthood and beyond. We also pursue compensation for the parents' emotional anguish and for the child's lost opportunities in life.
We hire experts who will create a life care plan that will account for every single damage of the course of a child's entire future so that we know when a case is finished that child will be cared for the rest of his or her life.
We are known for compassion and personalized attention in addition to our willingness and ability to take cases to trial. Call 212-268-3222 or 800-LAWS-WORK (529-7967) or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our New York City birth injury lawyers.