Birth Injuries

Birth Injury Attorney in Queens, NY

Preventable Birth Injuries & Your Child’s Care

The prospect of childbirth is both frightening and exciting for any parent. Whether this is your first child or you have been through it before, you want to be certain that you and your baby receive the best care. If the unexpected happens and you or your child are injured, you probably have a lot of questions. It can be nearly impossible to know whether malpractice was involved, and that is why it is important to talk to an attorney who has experience with these cases.

Queens birth injury lawyer David Kates is here to offer the guidance you need. With his extensive experience in medical malpractice cases, he can get to the bottom of what happened, to determine whether your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional failed to provide a standard level of care before, during, or after delivery. If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation to provide for your child’s medical care, therapy, ongoing treatment, and more.

Types of Birth Injuries

There are different types of birth injuries. Some are completely preventable, and others may occur due to genetic defects or even reasons unknown. Because these are complex and technical matters, it will take a complete investigation and review of medical records to determine whether the appropriate level of care was administered to mother and baby.

The following are examples of birth injuries:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Kernicterus
  • Paralysis
  • Brain damage
  • Infection
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Bruising or lacerations from forceps

What Causes Preventable Birth Injuries?

If your child has been diagnosed with a developmental delay or was injured during childbirth, and you want to find out whether some type of negligence or wrongdoing was involved, Queens birth injury attorney David Kates can review the matter and offer his knowledgeable insight.

Preventable birth injuries can be caused by:

  • Mismanagement of shoulder dystocia or other childbirth complications
  • Failure to provide a timely C-section
  • Failure to properly monitor and respond to fetal distress
  • Miscalculation of the size of the baby prior to labor and delivery
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractor in an instrument-assisted deliver
  • Medication errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Hospital-acquired infections
  • Mistakes made during a C-section
  • Failure to diagnose preeclampsia or other complication/illness
  • Negligence after a premature delivery

Damages for Birth Injuries in New York

The term "damages" refers to the losses suffered by an injured plaintiff as a result of the negligent acts of the defendant. New York does not place any limit on the amount of damages that a jury can award a plaintiff. A child and their parents can recover the full amount of damages that their attorney can prove.

Damages which may be awarded in New York birth injury claims include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages of the parent or caregiver
  • Costs of specialized care

Helping Children & Families in Queens

Taking legal action may not be the first thing on your mind if your child has been injured or diagnosed with a serious medical condition, but a successful case may mean that you can fully provide for your child’s medical care and other needs. With cases of this kind, recovering a fair and complete settlement or award is crucial. If you want to find out whether you have a case and how to move forward, our firm offers a free initial consultation. We can answer your questions and help you get started in the right direction.

Results Matter

Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • $5 Million Jury Verdict
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What Sets David Kates Apart?

  • Personalized Attention

    David will personally handle your case from beginning to end.

  • Tenacity

    David brings a tenacious and thorough approach to understanding complex medical issues.

  • Experience & Dedication

    David has over 20 years of professional legal experience.

  • Results Driven

    David has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.

Every Client Deserves Personalized Care

David Kates prides himself in getting to the bottom of why a patient was hurt and neglected. Call (718) 866-3664 to discuss your case.

Client Testimonials

  • “I highly recommend David.”

    - Former Client

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