Birth Injuries

We are experienced New York Birth Injury Lawyer. At the Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan P.C., we know that birth injuries can be devastating for family members. If you suspect that your child suffered injuries in the birth process caused by medical negligence, our Brooklyn birth injury attorneys are ready to fight for you. We have provided clients in Queens, the Bronx, Long Island, NYC, and surrounding areas with unsurpassed legal guidance and representation for decades. Our team brings more than 80 years of combined experience to the table, working to reach positive results for every client we represent.

Birth injuries may occur not only during the labor or delivery process, but during pregnancy as well.  Every mother desires nothing more to deliver a healthy baby however, injuries which are preventable happen every day.  When a physician, nurse, or other medical professional fails to provide proper medical treatment throughout pregnancy or during the delivery, it can result in injury.  We know that while families may suspect negligence on the part of a medical professional, all too often they do nothing about it.  We strongly recommend that mothers and family members who suspect birth injuries have occurred speak with an experienced birth injury lawyer.

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Common Birth Injuries

There are several birth injuries that are fairly common. Throughout the pregnancy, there are specific stages when it’s mostly likely that injury may occur if an obstetrician or other medical professional fails to properly monitor the pregnancy.  Some of the most common birth injuries include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Nerve damage such as facial paralysis
  • Bone fractures
  • Injuries caused by improper use of a vacuum extractor or forceps
  • Umbilical cord entrapment


Our Trusted Birth Injury Lawyers

As trusted birth injury lawyer, we realize that another condition that may result due to medical negligence is Cerebral Palsy.  This is a condition that may develop when the supply of oxygen to an infant’s brain is reduced.  During birth, it is an obstetrician or treating physician’s responsibility to monitor the level of oxygen the infant is receiving in order to take action immediately if any problems should develop.

Mother sitting and worriedBrachial Plexus or Erb’s Palsy is another injury that can occur during birth; this condition occurs when the network of nerves which control the hands and arms are damaged during physical force which may be used to remove an infant from the birth canal. For instance, the action of pulling on the infant’s head may result in damaging the spinal nerves due to tears.  This can result in debilitating birth injuries to a child which can last a lifetime.

The birth of your child should be a happy occasion filled with joy; unfortunately, injuries caused by negligence can be lasting and have a devastating impact on your lives, and the life of your child.  At the Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan P.C. we work vigorously on behalf of every client.  We understand that no amount of compensation can make up for what you and your baby have been through.  However, securing the financial compensation you deserve for medical costs, lost wages, even pain and suffering can at least help you avoid financial disaster in addition to the trauma you have already suffered.

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