Birth Injuries

Syracuse Lawyers — When Malpractice Causes Birth Injury

While injuries to infants can happen naturally during the delivery process, negligent or delayed action on the part of a health care provider is often to blame. If you think that medical malpractice was the cause of your child's birth injury, the best course of action is to talk with an experienced attorney about your situation.

At The Stanley Law Offices, with a main office in Syracuse, and other offices in Binghamton, Buffalo and Watertown, New York, as well as Montrose and Kingston, Pennsylvania our attorneys have more than 90 years of combined experience. We're highly regarded as one of the leading personal injury law firms in our area and are well-equipped to handle even the most serious birth injury cases.

We're able to represent parents and children in actions involving shoulder dystocia, Erb's palsy, brachial plexus injury, cerebral palsy, brain injury and other complications from oxygen deprivation, fractures, nerve impairment and other birth injuries.

Types of Malpractice

There are many ways medical malpractice by hospitals and medical staff, including doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and technicians, can lead to a birth injury:

  • Failure to properly take a patient's medical history into account
  • Failure to properly use fetal monitoring equipment
  • Misreading fetal monitoring equipment
  • Failure to diagnose fetal distress during labor
  • Waiting too long to perform a cesarean section (a C-section)
  • Administering too much medication to treat pain or speed up labor
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum pumps

At The Stanley Law Offices, our team of experienced trial attorneys thoroughly reviews extensive medical records and statements to determine who's responsible for the birth injury. We know that every birth injury or medical malpractice case is different, so we uniquely tailor our approach to get the best possible results for you and your family.

Injuries to Mothers

Sometimes, medical malpractice during a delivery can lead to extensive personal injuries for mothers as well as infants. In those situations, legal action may be an effective way to hold medical professionals accountable for their actions. At The Stanley Law Offices, we can work with you to examine your legal options and develop a strategy that gets results.

Contact Us

If your child has experienced a birth injury, talking to an attorney can help you understand your options. To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at The Stanley Law Offices, contact us toll free at 800.608.3333 or 800.372.3760. Se habla español.