Study Reports Common Causes of Birth Injuries in New York and Across the Nation

Just how do New York birth injuries happen? How does an innocent and healthy fetus suffer an injury that causes pain, requires surgery, or will affect it for the rest of its life?

These questions are not just philosophical issues, they are questions that have definite answers. A child may suffer from a birth injury because of a New York doctor's medical malpractice. According to CRICO Strategies, a patient safety and medical malpractice group owned by the Harvard medical community, there are identifiable reasons for obstetrical medical malpractice.

The Top Three Risks Posed by Your Obstetrician

According to the CRICO study, the following are the three most common risks presented by obstetricians and the three most common allegations against obstetricians*:
  • Delay in treating fetal distress
  • Improper performance of a vaginal delivery
  • Improper management of pregnancy

Why These Risks Happen

These risks occur and result in potentially serious or life threatening birth injuries because of*:
  • Errors in clinical judgment
  • Miscommunication
  • Technical errors
  • Inadequate documentation
  • Administrative failures
  • Ineffective supervision

What To Do if Your Baby Has Suffered a Birth Injury in New York

If your child has suffered a birth injury then you likely want to understand why. Doctors and hospitals are unlikely to be forthcoming with that information. Often, parents must hire a New York birth injury attorney to help them with the investigation into what happened to their child and to help them recover potential damages on behalf of their child.

Understanding why your child was hurt is important, but that alone does not provide for your child's recovery. An experienced New York injury lawyer from The Pagan Law Firm will aggressively negotiate for a settlement on your child's behalf or will zealously advocate for your child's recovery of damages in a court of law.

For more information about how a New York birth injury lawyer may be able to help your family, please contact us at 1-800-PAGAN-911 or via the contact form on the right side of this page.

*Source: CRICO Strategies' Report on Malpractice Errors in Obstetrical Care Provides Roadmap for Enhanced Patient Safety, Press Release June 7, 2011