Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice in NYC | What You Should Know

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When a mother gives birth to her child, in most cases, everything goes according to plan. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Birth injuries are nightmares to parents and families, and in many cases, they are the result of a doctor’s negligence. The two most common birth injuries our firm sees are cerebral palsy and Erb鈥檚 palsy. Cerebral palsy deals with a lack of oxygen to the brain, and Erb’s palsy is generally the result of improperly twisting or pulling on a child’s head when a mother gives birth. This is unacceptable, and birth injuries are among the most devastating things that can happen to expecting parents. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about birth injuries and how we can help your family attain the justice you deserve. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How can an attorney help me sue for a birth injury?

Experienced medical malpractice attorneys have the knowledge and skill needed to handle these often complex and delicate matters. We can obtain critical evidence that is otherwise very difficult to obtain to prove that your child was harmed as a direct result of a medical professional’s negligence. Not only will we fight for the compensation you deserve, but we will also work to have the medical professional’s license taken away so he or she cannot make the same mistake to another family ever again.

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York City?

In many cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is three years, which means the wrongly injured are granted three years from the date of their accident to sue the liable party. That being said, this is not the case when it comes to medical malpractice claims. If you are looking to file a medical malpractice claim against a doctor for a birth injury in New York, you will have to do so within 2.5 years of the date of the accident. If you fail to do so, you will most likely be permanently barred from suing. Simply put, the sooner you act, the better, and our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you and your family deserve. Give us a call today so we can get started.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.