Nassau County Medical Malpractice Attorney
Lawyer Helping Medical Malpractice Victims in Suffolk County
Health care providers are held to a standard that demands reasonable and appropriate care. When these standards are compromised, medical mistakes that should not happen may occur.
Cellino & Barnes has obtained millions of dollars for our New York medical malpractice clients. Our lawyers have extensive experience litigating medical malpractice cases.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a medical mistake in the Long Island area or you just have a question, call us now at 1-800-621-2020 or contact us by clicking on Long Island Medical Malpractice Attorney.
Long Island Birth Injury Attorney
An injury at birth can be devastating to both the child and the family. The injury can often leave parents asking questions about what went wrong and why . Sadly, children are born every day on Long Island and across New York State with birth injuries caused by negligent care at the time of labor and delivery. The news that your baby has suffered a birth injury that could have been prevented is a tragedy, the consequences of which last a lifetime.
Medical providers have an obligation to use reasonable care when caring for their patients. They are obligated to take the necessary steps to look for and prevent fetal distress during delivery and to address problems that may arise during the course of routine labor and delivery . The failure to properly plan a delivery, monitor the infant, or to promptly address an infant in distress may be signs of medical negligence and malpractice.
Two common birth injuries include Cerebral Palsy (brain injury) and Erbs Palsy (brachial plexus injury).
Cerebral Palsy is permanent brain damage, which can occur during labor and delivery. Symptoms of cerebral palsy include mental retardation; speech, hearing or sight impairment; unusual awareness and sensation; problems walking; seizures; involuntary movement; and muscle spasm or tightness.
When a medical provider fails to plan for and address complications during pregnancy and labor, the baby can be deprived of oxygen. This lack of oxygen can destroy brain tissue, resulting in Cerebral Palsy. Children with Cerebral Palsy often need life long care.
Erbs Palsy is a major nerve injury, which may be permanent . The brachial plexus is a large system of nerves which runs down the spinal column to the muscles in the shoulders and arms. If a baby's shoulders become lodged behind the mother's pubic bone during birth, there are accepted maneuvers designed to allow a prompt and safe delivery. When a doctor does not adequately plan for and provide a safe delivery, excessive force can be applied while pulling on the baby's head, and the delicate nerves in the neck may be stretched and torn, resulting in Erbs Palsy. Symptoms of Erbs Palsy include complete or partial paralysis in a child's arm, limited or no movement in a hand and/or fingers, or loss of feeling in the hands and/or fingers. Children with Erb's Palsy often require therapy and may need surgical repair in an attempt to restore function to the affected arm.
If your child or a loved one has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy or Erbs Palsy and you believe it may have been the result of medical malpractice, call us now at 1-800-621-2020 or contact our on Long Island Birth Injury Attorneys.
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