Kingston Attorneys Fighting for Victims of Birth Injuries
The injury-only law firm of Basch & Keegan represents victims of medical malpractice in Kingston, NY and throughout the Hudson Valley – including cases involving tragic birth injuries and birth complications.
Birth injuries have devastating effects.
The birth of a child should be a joyous event – marking a new chapter in a family’s life. But for some, injuries occurring during labor and delivery compromise this happy time. In the most serious cases, birth complications can lead to lifelong problems, and even death. Conditions that may result from birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injury, also known as Erb’s palsy
- Brain damage
- Shoulder dystocia
- Facial cuts, bruises, and paralysis
- Fractures and broken bones
- Loss of nerve or muscular function
We can help you determine whether birth complications suffered by you or your baby originated from natural circumstances or if it was a healthcare professional’s negligence or mistake. Natural circumstances include any birth injuries directly related to the unassisted birth of the baby, such as twisting of the umbilical cord or breech birth.
On the other hand, some serious injuries are directly related to mistakes or miscalculations made by doctors, nurses, or hospital staff. For example: complications may arise from a vaginal birth after a cesarean section (VBAC), delays in nonproductive births moving to c-sections, excessive use of a vacuum extractor, or improper use of delivery forceps.
Don’t allow medical malpractice or negligence to go unchecked.
Preparing a personal injury case based on a birth injury is complicated and intensive – but this does not mean you should accept the injury and allow medical malpractice or negligence to go unchecked. We understand birth injury cases, and we will work tirelessly to help you receive the compensation you need and deserve for your damages. From gathering medical records and obtaining expert opinions, to battling powerful opponents in the courtroom – we possess the diligence and determination to handle your case.
If you believe you are the victim of a birth injury, contact Basch & Keegan today. We will meet with you at your soonest convenience and provide a free evaluation of your case. Based in Kingston, we represent injury victims throughout the Hudson Valley.