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White Plains Birth Injury Lawyers

White Plains Birth Injury Lawyers

Birth Injury Attorneys in White Plains Demand Justice for Injured Children and Mothers Throughout New York, Including Westchester County, Bronx County, Rockland County, and NYC

The birth of a child should be one of the most exciting days for any family. However, the delivery of your child can quickly become catastrophic if you or your child suffers a birth injury. A birth injury can require extensive medical care and rehabilitation and leave you or your child with permanent disabilities. If you or your child’s birth injury occurred because of the negligence of your healthcare team, your family deserves to seek accountability and financial compensation for the harm and loss you’ve suffered. The White Plains birth injury lawyers of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., can help. For more than six decades, our firm has advocated for the rights and interests of injury victims throughout NYC and New York State. We represent clients from all walks of life, offering a caring and compassionate approach to try to relate to the harm your family has suffered and provide you with some measure of comfort during this difficult time. 

Reach out to Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a free initial case evaluation to learn more about you and your family’s legal options from our birth injury attorneys in White Plains, NY. Turn to our firm for help with securing the financial resources you or your child need to recover from a birth injury caused by a medical provider’s negligence. 

What Are Birth Injuries?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the leading causes of infant mortality in the U.S. in one recent year included intentional injuries, maternal complications, cord and placental complications, newborn respiratory distress, and neonatal hemorrhage. Many of these complications occur due to birth injuries, which are caused by trauma to an infant or mother. Examples of birth injuries that may be suffered by a newborn include:

  • Lacerations
  • Bone fractures
  • Brachial palsy, caused by damage to the nerve bundles that run through the shoulders
  • Cephalohematoma, or bleeding inside the cranium around the brain
  • Cerebral palsy, caused by brain damage that can lead to physical disability, vision/hearing loss, and cognitive impairment
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis

Birth injuries that mothers can suffer during delivery include:

  • Broken bones
  • Vaginal and perineal tears
  • Uterine rupture
  • Uterine inversion
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Nerve damage and lumbar spinal injuries
  • Postpartum hemorrhage

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

While some birth injuries occur due to natural factors, such as a large fetus or a mother’s narrow pelvis, some birth injuries are caused by the negligence of healthcare providers or the delivery team. Malpractice-related causes of birth injuries include:

  • Failure to diagnose maternal health conditions during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia
  • Failure to identify potential delivery complications, such as maternal obesity or a mother’s prior abdominal surgeries
  • Improper use of delivery-assisting tools such as forceps and vacuum extractors
  • Failure to ensure correct fetal position for delivery
  • Failure to respond to complications during delivery, such as shoulder dystocia (a condition in which the baby’s shoulders get stuck in the mother’s pelvis)
  • Failure to respond to signs of fetal distress or maternal exhaustion, including failing to perform an emergency cesarean section

Compensation You and Your Family May Be Entitled to After Suffering a Birth Injury

If you or your child suffered a birth injury due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, you may have the right to recover financial compensation for losses such as:

  • Costs of additional medical care
  • Costs of long-term healthcare or special support services for permanent physical disabilities or cognitive impairments
  • Loss of wages/income for a mother’s missed time from work
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Physical pain and distress
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of quality of life due to permanent disability or disfigurement or loss of childbearing ability
  • Reduced life expectancy

What Can Our White Plains Birth Injury Lawyers Do to Help You Pursue Accountability from Negligence Healthcare Providers?

A birth injury can turn the experience of welcoming a newborn into a tragic event. While you and your family recover and heal, let the birth injury attorneys in White Plains, NY, from Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., fight to recover compensation and justice for you by:

  • Thoroughly investigating the medical care to recover evidence of potential negligence
  • Identifying the individuals at fault and other parties, such as hospitals or medical practices, who may have liability for your losses
  • Gathering your medical records, bills, and invoices, to document the injuries and expenses you or your child have suffered
  • Vigorously pursuing maximum financial recovery for your family, whether through a settlement with negligent providers and their insurers or by taking your case to trial to demand justice and accountability

Contact Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., for a Free Claim Review to Discuss Your Legal Options with Compassionate Birth Injury Attorneys in White Plains, NY

Contact our firm today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss what our White Plains birth injury lawyers can do to help you seek accountability and justice for the harm you or your child have suffered due to a healthcare provider’s negligence. Our firm will work tirelessly to ensure your family recovers the compensation you need for your or your child’s injuries.

White Plains Birth Injury Lawyers Answer Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my birth injury claim take?

Unfortunately, no one can predict how long it may take to recover compensation for you or your child in a birth injury claim. Claims may last anywhere from a few months to a few years. Various factors that will affect the timeline of a birth injury case include:

– The severity of your or your child’s injury
– How long do you or your child need medical care and rehabilitation
– Whether you/your child suffers permanent disabilities
– Whether you miss time from your work or your or your child suffer permanent loss of earning – ability
– The number of liable parties
– The availability of insurance coverage
– The complexity of the evidence
– Whether you need to file a lawsuit to pursue your claims
– The schedule imposed by the trial court

What is the statute of limitations on birth injury lawsuits?

In New York, the statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims normally requires you to file suit within two and a half years, or 30 months, of receiving negligent medical care. However, a lawsuit for a birth injury to a newborn may be filed within 10 years of the child’s birth. Because different deadlines may apply for you and your family’s birth injury claim, you should reach out to the birth injury attorneys in White Plains, NY, at Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., to make sure you do not lose your rights to recover compensation. 

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