Birth Injury Attorneys in New York City
Having a baby is safer today than ever before. However, birth injuries can still happen as the birth of a child is a draining physical experience for both the mother and infant. Luckily, most birth injuries are not serious, and the baby’s injuries usually resolve within a few days after the birth. Unfortunately, some birth injuries can be severe and result in long-term consequences. Sometimes trained doctors, nurses, midwives and other medical professionals fail to anticipate, recognize, react, and respond properly, fail to notice warning signs, or otherwise deviate from accepted standards of medical care. The result? Newborns can be severely injured. When babies are seriously hurt during the birth process, a time of great joy quickly turns to sadness and worry for the entire family. Many times, it is impossible to predict what the life-long impact of the injury will be for the newborn infant. It is only as the baby grows and develops that the true extent of the birth injuries will be revealed.
Our Legal Services
Mark L. Bodner, P.C. zealously represents victims of medical malpractice. Our firm has significant legal experience coupled with a history of success. We handle all birth injury cases, including, but not limited to:
Why contact an attorney?
During the baby’s first few days, weeks, and months of life, overwhelmed parents and grandparents may find it difficult to focus their attention on deciding whether or not they wish to take legal action, but contacting an experienced attorney is extremely important for three reasons:
- It is important to ensure that resources are available so that an injured child will be properly cared for while the parents are alive and after they are deceased.
- An early investigation into a medical malpractice event makes all the difference. Over time, records are lost, memories fade, and evidence can disappear.
- There are also strict time limits in birth injury lawsuits and prompt action is critical to a successful resolution. Once the deadline is missed, the claim will be barred by law no matter how meritorious.
Early detection and continuous monitoring of the baby’s development is also important – and costly – in order to maximize therapy and treatment. For example, hearing loss may not be readily apparent until the child is old enough to be talking, and he either fails to talk or his speech is garbled or hard to decipher, as he will speak what he hears. An experienced New York birth injury lawyer can help the family meet these needs, both in finding proper care and funding its expense. This can be through the early pursuit of claims and lawsuits against the responsible parties, as well as assisting the families in connecting with state and federal agencies that may be of assistance.
How we can help
While no one can change the outcome of your unfortunate event, Mark L. Bodner, P.C. will give you the representation and caring guidance you need. Our firm has significant experience in helping parents, grandparents, and their families with the responsibilities of caring for a baby who is the victim of a birth injury Birth injury cases usually result in very large financial settlements to offset a lifetime of medical bills. These are lawsuits with large dollar amounts at risk, and this means a large, complex defense will be advanced by the defendants, either to deny any culpability whatsoever or to keep those compensation numbers as low as possible. As an experienced law firm, Mark L. Bodner, P.C. has helped many families win the large financial settlements they needed so they could make sure their child would have the proper care over the course of the child’s lifetime. Please feel free to contact Mark L. Bodner, P.C. for a free initial consultation.