New York and New Jersey Birth Injuries: An Overview

As a parent, you anticipate the birth of your child with much excitement and with great expectations. While a birth injury does not change the love that you feel for your new baby, it does change the course of your child's life.

Common Birth Injuries

Your baby and your baby's injuries are unique. Any medical mistake that happens during pregnancy or during the birthing process and that results in an injury may be considered a birth injury. Some common types of injuries include:
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Brain injuries
  • Facial paralysis

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

Just as there are many different types of birth injuries, there are also many different causes of New York birth injuries. Some injuries are caused by:
  • Prolonged labor
  • Failure to perform a C-Section
  • Premature birth
  • Fetal distress
  • Obstetrical equipment such as forceps and vacuums

Despite the different potential causes of birth injuries, there is just one reason that a preventable birth injury occurs. That reason is negligence - the failure of a doctor, or hospital, to provide reasonable care to the mother or child.

Contact a New York Birth Injury Lawyer for More Information About Your Potential Recovery

As New York birth injury attorneys we understand that you want to do what is best for your injured child. We also know that that costs money. The medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, future lost income, and pain and suffering related to the injury may all be reimbursable.

Please contact a New York City birth injury lawyer today if your baby has been hurt during birth in New York or New Jersey. We can be reached at 1-800-PAGAN-911 or via our online contact form and we would be pleased to provide you with a complimentary consultation.