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Birth Injury

Wrongful death of an infant during childbirth


Birth Injury

Infant suffered brain damage during delivery


Birth Injury

Infant suffered brain damage as a result of a Bronx hospital’s failure to timely deliver.

New York OB-GYN Malpractice And Birth Injury Cases

The birth of a child is usually one of the happiest moments in a person’s life, but when mistakes are made in the delivery room or during pregnancy, it may result in a serious birth injury and a lifetime of devastation and loss for the infant and the family. When these mistakes are made because delivery room doctors, obstetricians and other medical professionals are negligent or careless, that devastation can be even greater.

At the law firm of Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, we understand the emotional issues that families face when their child has been hurt or killed because of negligence. We also understand the financial burdens on families that must contend with years of medical bills and future care. Our experienced lawyers work hard to help our clients recover full and fair compensation for their past, present and future medical needs.

Common Causes Of Birth Injuries

There are many ways in which a medical professional can harm a newborn through recklessness or negligence. A few of the more common causes include:

  • Hypoxia
  • Not using birthing forceps properly
  • Vacuum injuries
  • Delayed deliveries
  • Not enough prenatal testing
  • Improperly using Pitocin
  • Prolonged labor

We can take the time to review your case, determine the primary cause of injury, pursue evidence to prove this, and develop a claim to pursue the compensation you deserve for your child’s injuries. 

What Kind Of Compensation Comes From These Cases?

Fair compensation for your birth injuries should include the current and future consequences your child will experience. Common examples of these costs include medical bills, physical and emotional therapy, travel costs for treatment, renovation or relocation costs, lost income, education and behavioral intervention costs, at-home medical devices, and funeral and burial costs. Our goal as your legal representation is to maximize the compensation the liable party pays you to cover as many of these and other costs as possible. 

Serious Birth Injuries Need Experienced Legal Representation

Our firm is equipped to handle a wide range of birth injury cases, including those involving:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Traumatic brain Injuries
  • Forceps injuries
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Hematoma
  • Brachial plexus
  • Facial paralysis
  • Other types of birth defects

We understand the complex issues behind every case and have earned a strong reputation for our dedication to justice in birth injury and other medical malpractice claims.

How Long Do You Have To File A Claim?

In New York, parents of an injured child have ten years from the date they learned of their child’s injury and its cause, and at most two and a half years from the child’s eighteenth birthday. While this is a wide window to pursue compensation, that does not mean you should wait to file a claim. If you suspect your child suffered a birth injury, let us help you seek justice for those injuries. 

Schedule An Appointment To Speak With A New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

We work hard to hold doctors and health care providers accountable for negligence and misconduct. Contact our office in New York City to schedule a free initial consultation with Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC. Call us at 646-916-3179 to make an appointment. Se habla español.