Pregnancy is a natural physiological process, and most women typically experience a prenatal period filled with expectations of a normal birth and a healthy baby. In most situations, childbirth is a joyous occasion filled with high hopes and great anticipation for the parents. If issues arise and the expectations are not reached, the joyous occasion can turn into disastrous event. Tragically, our New York Obstetrical Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found approximately seven out of one thousand births results in birth injury. These birth injuries can be quite serious and may include; brain injury, broken bones and spinal injury.
Prenatal care also presents the first long-term physician contact for most women. According to our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, there are numerous scenarios resulting in poor obstetrical outcomes, many of which arise from obstetrical malpractice. Obstetrical malpractice results when Ob/Gyn does not provide suitable standard of care. Our New York Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned the improper use of labor drugs is a common form of obstetrical malpractice, along with:
- Improper use of IUDS
- Failure to obtain medical history
- Failure to perform proper physical examinations
- Failure to recognize and diagnose pregnancy complications
- Failure to diagnose prolapsed umbilical cord
- Improper response to fetal distress
- Improper use of medical devices
Obstetrical malpractice can cause numerous forms of birth injury. The most common forms of birth injury include Horner’s Syndrome, cephalohematoma, shoulder dystocia, intracranial hemorrhage, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, facial paralysis, fractured bones and hypoxic brain injury.
An obstetrical malpractice claim can be a complex, expensive and time-consuming legal endeavor. You must prove the medical professional inadequately provided care or acted negligently resulting in injury to the patient or infant. Our New York Obstetrical Malpractice Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can guide you through the legal process, retain experts and review medical records to prove liability.
Legal recourse cannot reverse the devastation arising from obstetrical malpractice. In many cases of obstetrical malpractice, the victim will require life-long medical care for the injury. Contact our experienced New York Obstetrical Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC who will fight for your right to monetary compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love is suffering from obstetrical malpractice, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us at 800.696.9529, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.