Dedicated Kingston Birth Injury Lawyers
The day that should be one of the happiest in your life—the day your child is born—can become one of the most tragic when your baby is injured during childbirth or born with a serious condition. Birth injuries can spell out a lifetime of hospitalization, medical expenses, live-in care, and rehabilitation. Your family will need the financial support and resources to bring your child the care he or she needs to live their best possible life, despite these initial setbacks. You have a right to compensation for the medical care you and your child require due to the negligence of the doctors or nurses issuing your care before your child was born or during labor.
Find compassionate help for your possible birth injury lawsuit
Families experiencing this sort of tragedy can feel overwhelmed and anxious at the prospect of spending a lifetime coping with these injuries. After a birth injury, seek out an attorney who understands the nature of your family’s burden and will fight with dedication and determination to get your family the damages it deserves for your child’s injuries. Contact the knowledgeable and compassionate birth injury attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello for a free consultation on your New York birth injury claim.
Cerebral Palsy can result from oxygen deprivation during birth
Failing to ensure that an infant’s air flow is not obstructed during childbirth is the source of many serious birth defects. The most common of these birth defects is cerebral palsy, which can result from negligent medical treatment in the form of oxygen deprivation during or shortly after birth. Cerebral palsy can result in muscle spasm, inability to control movement, intellectual disabilities, poor reflexes, difficulty speaking, and even an inability or severely-impaired ability to walk.
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) causes life-long difficulties
Another condition caused by reduced oxygen flow during childbirth, sometimes related to cerebral palsy, is hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). This condition can result from an umbilical cord wrapped around an infant’s neck, negligent use of vacuum extraction tools, or negligent delay of conducting a caesarian section when complications develop during a vaginal birth. HIE is identified by damage to the brain or other organ systems from a lack of oxygen, including defects in the heart, damaged kidneys, gastrointestinal problems, and muscular problems. HIE-related issues can be fatal, but are often associated with life-long developmental and physical disabilities needing high-level medical care.
Our lawyers are prepared to bring claims on behalf of you and your child based on a number of birth injuries and defects, such as:
- Erb’s Palsy
- Broken bones
- Lacerations received during a caesarian section
- Breech birth complications
Get Immediate Help with Birth Injury Claims from Compassionate and Dedicated Hudson Valley Injury Attorneys
If your family has experienced a birth injury that resulted from someone else’s mistake, you deserve to know that you’ll have the money you need to care for your child. Seek out legal counsel that will fight for your interests against large hospitals and medical insurers, and that will allow you to focus on the well-being of your child rather than worrying about medical bills. For assistance with pursuing birth injury claims in New York’s Hudson Valley region, contact the medical malpractice and birth injury lawyers at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello for a consultation on your claims, at their conveniently-located offices in Marlboro at 845-236-4411, or Kingston at 845-331-4100.