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Albany Birth Injury Lawsuit
Birth injuries are the result of harm caused to a newborn’s body function or structure due to an adverse event that occurred at birth. A birth injury may occur during labor, delivery, or after delivery, especially in newborns that require CPR in the delivery room. Contact our birth injury lawyer in Albany today.
Birth injuries range from minors, such as bruising, to severe injuries that may result in significant developmental delays or death. Risk factors that increase the chance of birth injury include the weight, size, and position of the fetus, weight and size of the mother or the bone structure of the mother’s pelvis, and or the use of obstetrical instrumentation during delivery.
When instrumentation is used to assist the mother in delivering the newborn, forceps or a vacuum device may be applied to the fetal head and used to help extract the fetus. These methods, either independently or when used in combination, can greatly increase the risk of birth-related injuries.
Not all birth injuries can be prevented even with the best of care, but some birth injuries are simply indefensible and the result of poor judgment or link to the policy and/or procedural problems within the hospital.
Why You Need A Birth Injury
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Birth injuries can cause physical, emotional, and psychological trauma. If you suspect that medical or obstetrical malpractice hurt you or your child, or resulted in the death of your infant during childbirth, contact Powers & Santola, LLP., to schedule a free consultation at our Albany, Syracuse, or Rochester office.
Our skilled team of birth injury attorneys handles medical negligence and obstetrical malpractice cases such as:
- Failing to monitor the condition of the mother or infant, improper reading of fetal monitor strip, failure to identify fetal distress, and to act promptly
- Improper use of vacuum device or forceps resulting in serious birth injuries such as cerebral palsy
- Improper extraction causing shoulder dystocia or Erb’s palsy
- Failure to do a timely c-section, especially in a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section) situation
- Medication errors, including too much pitocin leading to excessive bleeding or uterine rupture
- Failure of a physician to properly supervise the work of a midwife
- Failure to prevent, identify, and treat infection link to Perinatal Group B (“Beta”) Strep
Types of Birth Injuries
Have You or Your Child suffered From a Birth Injury? Contact Powers & Santola Today
To schedule a free initial consultation with an Albany birth injury lawyer, contact Powers & Santola, LLP., online or call us today at 518-720-6188. We are here to listen and to help.
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