The birth of a child is supposed to be one of the happiest moments of your life. But a mistake by the delivering physician can change everything forever. If your baby was permanently harmed by the negligence of medical professionals, you may have a lawsuit for medical malpractice.
Our legal team at Sullivan & Brill, LLP has experience with the tragedy of birth injuries. We will pursue compensation for the costs of caring for a child with a disability, for his or her altered future, and for your shattered happiness as parents. We handle medical negligence cases throughout New York City, including Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and other surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Fight for the Justice You Deserve
Our firm's founding trial lawyer, Joseph F. Sullivan, brings more than 15 years of experience, and has demonstrated success in injury litigation, including verdicts and settlements for medical malpractice.
Our legal team can investigate any birth injury case, such as:
- Cerebral palsy: problems with motor function or cognitive ability
- Erb's palsy: paralysis or limited use of the hand / arm
- Complications of premature birth: blindness, lung ailments
- Newborn death: improper delivery
- Injury to the mother: gestational diabetes, hemorrhage, pre-eclampsia
Medical Malpractice in Labor & Delivery
Birth injuries often indicate negligence by the obstetrician (OB-GYN doctor) or by nurses attending to the mother during labor. Cerebral palsy typically means that the baby's brain was deprived of oxygen for an extended period. Did the doctor fail to perform a C-section in a timely manner? Erb's palsy is caused by tearing of the brachial nerves in the shoulder. If the baby is stuck in the birth canal, injury can occur if the doctor uses too much force or improper technique to free the baby.
Our New York City birth injury attorneys at Sullivan & Brill, LLP have the medical knowledge, legal skill, and financial resources to take on these complex and hard-fought cases. We are prepared to go all the way to trial if necessary to get justice for the preventable injury to your baby.