Category: Birth Injuries


The birth of a child should be one of the most meaningful and joyous occasions of your life. Unfortunately, your family’s joy can quickly turn to anger and sorrow when a birth injury causes irreparable harm to your newborn. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cerebral palsy is

Birth injuries are physical trauma or medical complications a baby suffers during or immediately after delivery. Many birth injuries occur due to negligent errors or reckless acts by a doctor, midwife, or other healthcare provider attending a baby’s birth. A baby’s vulnerability during delivery means they have higher risks of

crying baby

The day your child is born should be the most joyous day of your life. Unfortunately, for some parents, a medical error or birth injury can transform their child’s birth into a nightmare. Birth injuries can cause permanent damage to a child, setting them up for a lifetime of physical

baby that was injured during birth and mom holding hands

New York’s Medical Indemnity Fund was designed to provide a funding source for future health care costs of infants in medical malpractice claims who sustained neurological injuries due to medical malpractice. Established in 2011, the Medical Indemnity Fund has two main purposes1) to pay costs necessary to meet the health

holding baby with birth injury

At Finz & Finz, P.C., our lawyers understand that birth injuries not only have physical and emotional consequences but also place a financial strain on the child’s family. When a serious birth injury is caused by the negligence of a health care professional, the family might be able to recover

toddler with Cerebral palsy swinging in yellow sling

The cerebral palsy lawyers at Finz & Finz, P.C. work closely with families who have been traumatized by the actions of careless doctors – actions that often result in cerebral palsy and other serious birth injuries. We understand how overwhelming things can be, especially when the costs keep piling up,

infant with brain injury in NY hospital on Long Island

Traumatic brain injuries and head injuries are among the most common types of birth injury. These injuries are often caused by trauma to a baby’s skull or brain or by a lack of oxygen to the brain immediately before, during, or after childbirth. Many infant head injuries are preventable, especially

baby after childbirth in a New York hospital with brachial plexus palsy

Unfortunately, medical malpractice can lead to birth injuries that may have been avoidable. Brachial plexus injuries are among the most common birth injuries to result from medical malpractice. These injuries prevent babies from properly using their arms and shoulders. The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves that extends from