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Kingston- Common Types of Birth Injuries

Personal Injury Lawyer Helps File Claims for Birth Injuries

According to national statistics, babies in 7 out of every 1,000 births suffer some sort of birth injury, many caused by medical negligence. If you and your family have been affected by a birth injury in the Kingston/New York area, the law office of Friedman, Hirschen and Miller stands ready to assist you. At a time when you may be vulnerable and troubled about which direction to take, our skilled, experienced attorneys can provide you with legal protection and guidance. Your lawyer will listen with compassion, thoroughly investigate the circumstances and cooperatively prepare a personal injury case to best serve you and your family in this difficult time.

The Aftermath of Common Types of Birth Injuries

While a birth is generally a happy, celebratory event, it is unfortunately more common than we think that something can go wrong. Unlike a birth defect, a birth injury can occur because a medical professional acted carelessly or in a negligent way. This can include improper monitoring, misdiagnosis during pregnancy, prescribing inappropriate medications, misuse of a birthing tool such as forceps, during delivery, failure to provide a proper level of oxygen and more. When such an injury occurs, retaining a competent legal firm will help protect your best interests. More common birth injuries include:

  • Erbs Palsy (nerve damage)
  • Infant brain damage
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Bone fractures
  • Perinatal asphyxia (lack of oxygen)
  • Brain hemorrhaging
  • Facial paralysis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cerebral Palsy

In addition to emotional trauma, other costs related to a birth injury may leave you financially distressed. Medical costs, pay loss, special care – these may be some of the expenses that you are entitled to recoup. Let the legal firm of Friedman, Hirschen and Miller help protect you and your rights. We will take care of the medical, legal and insurance details connected to your claim, gather all pertinent information, and prepare and present your case in a timely fashion to best meet your needs.

Contact Our Kingston Legal Firm to be Your Advocate

At Friedman, Hirschen and Miller, our initial consultation is free and we accept cases on a contingency basis: we will only charge if we are successful in collecting on your claim. Don't wait to begin the process of recovery. Let us put our years of experience to work for you. For more information and to speak to one of our personal injury attorneys, call 518-480-2151.