Category: Birth Injuries

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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

woman holding hand of her partner while giving birth in a NY hospital

A birth injury is any type of injury a newborn suffers during childbirth. Birth injuries can occur due to complications during labor and delivery. They may or may not be due to doctor negligence. Birth injuries can range from minor to severe. An experienced birth injury lawyer can examine your

Receiving appropriate prenatal care throughout your pregnancy is essential for your health and the health of your baby. If your OB-GYN fails to provide this routine care, they have demonstrated gross medical negligence, and they may be responsible for an injury during birth. During pregnancy, you should expect to see

Shoulder dystocia is a delivery complication that occurs when an infant’s shoulders become lodged in the mother’s pelvis. The infant’s brachial plexus nerves could be damaged, causing complications like Erb’s Palsy or Klumpke’s Palsy. Shoulder dystocia often arises when: The baby is born feet first, placing undue stress on the