Sometimes a pregnancy or the labor and delivery of a child do not progress normally, resulting in injury to the child or mother or both. Our firm understands that such harm can be devastating to a family. We will work to assist you to learn the facts that led to these events with the professionalism and expertise such a claim demands.
Accepted standards of medical practice often dictate the use of electronic monitors to track fetal and maternal progress and well-being. Medical staff should be frequently assessing a laboring mother. The obstetrician and attending medical staff must be prepared to react quickly and decisively to prevent harm to their patients when evidence exists that the mother or infant is receiving an insufficient amount of oxygen, is in abnormal distress or that the labor is not progressing properly. Too often a permanent childbirth injury occurs when the flow of blood and oxygen is restricted during the labor and delivery process. Umbilical cord compression, malpositioning of the child in the birth canal and disproportion are a few of the causes of this restriction. Permanent injuries may result if the attending physician or medical personnel fail to correct the flow of blood and oxygen, or fail to correct the reason that a labor is not progressing, The decision to perform a Caesarian section is an example of one option and technique that may prevent permanent and severe damage to a child. The responsible medical professionals may be held accountable if they fail to follow accepted practices. The diminished quality of life, the infant's pain and suffering and emotional losses and the financial losses suffered by the child and family can be recovered in a successful lawsuit.
If you have questions about the birth of a child or an injury you suffered due to childbirth, the Law Offices of Bradley A. Sacks will be your advocate and strive to obtain the full measure of justice to which you or your loved one is entitled.
If you or a loved one has suffered a birth injury, please contact us online, or telephone 212-349-6171 for a FREE consultation to discuss your situation and legal options.