Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP

Albany Attorneys Representing Victims Of Brain Injuries At Birth

Experienced New York Brain Injury Attorneys

More than 4 million babies are born each year in the United States. Of those, about 254,000 are born in New York. Most deliveries are happy occasions with healthy babies as a result. Some, however, suffer from brain injury at birth caused not by acts of nature, but by medical errors on the part of a physician, nurse, OBGYN, midwife, surgeon or anesthetist.

If your child suffered a brain injury during delivery, our New York brain injury attorneys offer experienced and aggressive representation to uncover the facts of your situation will enable us to effectively pursue a recovery for medical costs and damages. The Cerebral Palsy lawyers of  Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP have been able to achieve settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million for birth-related brain injuries and medical malpractice.

If your baby suffered a brain injury at birth, call 518-480-2151 now to schedule a free consultation.

Our experience means that we understand how to structure any awards so that your child's lifelong medical needs can be met. Part of that recovery may be a life care plan that addresses anticipated needs. If necessary, our law firm could create a supplemental needs trust or a structured settlement. The process begins with a comprehensive assessment.

Types of Birth-Related Injuries

Delayed diagnosis, delayed c-section, umbilical cord complications, medication errors, anesthesia-related negligence and undiagnosed eclampsia or pre-eclampsia are just a few of the medical malpractice errors that cause birth injuries. In many cases, lack of oxygen to the brain becomes the medical issue, although in some cases physical brain trauma can be caused by forceps, vacuum extraction or surgical implements.

In the state of New York, the statute of limitations for a birth-related brain injury begins at the age of 18.

The most common birth-related brain injuries can result in the following conditions:

  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Erb's palsy
  • Hypoxia or brain damage from lack of oxygen to the brain and other organs
  • Ischemia or permanent brain damage from reduced blood flow

Contact our New York Brain Injury Attorneys Today

We can handle your entire claim, from the filing of an affidavit of merit negotiations to litigations for damages. Our Albany law firm offers evening and weekend appointments, and we can make hospital visits if necessary. Our telephones are answered 24 hours a day so please call 518-480-2151 or free consultation our Albany law offices via e-mail to schedule a no-charge consultation.