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NEW YORK BIRTH INJURY LAWYERS

Experienced New York birth injury attorneys since 1986

  • Helping Birth Injury Victims Since 1986

  • Free Case Evaluation

  • Recovered Millions $$$ in Injury Cases

  • No Fees Unless We Win

  • We've Helped Thousands of Injured People & Their Families

  • Superior Customer Service

  • Support Every Step Of The Way

NEW YORK BIRTH INJURY REVIEWS

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"Great attorneys, fast settlement, will recommend to family and friends."

CAR ACCIDENT RESULTS

$1.5M

$900K

$1.2M

Motorcyclist killed when defendant vehicle made a sudden left turn in front of her
Pedestrian crossing street struck by tow truck requiring back surgery
Passenger in Diplomatic van seriously injured requiring neck surgery when defendant vehicle went through light

$750K

Motorcyclist struck at intersection resulting in broken leg

NEW YORK ACCIDENT RESULTS

$1.5M

Motorcyclist killed when defendant vehicle made a sudden left turn in front of her

$900K

Pedestrian crossing street struck by tow truck requiring back surgery

$1.2M

Passenger in Diplomatic van seriously injured requiring neck surgery when defendant vehicle went through light

$750K

Motorcyclist struck at intersection resulting in broken leg

Keith J. Ahlers - Founding Partner

ABOUT US

Have you been injured in an accident? With over 35 years of experience with accident-related cases, Curan & Ahlers is ready to fight for you. Curan & Ahlers handles accident-related cases in the Westchester County area. If you're looking for experienced injury attorneys, give us a call today.

"I was involved in a car accident in October 2013. We recently resolved the case and I am extremely satisfied with my settlement." - Client Review from Lawyers.com.

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New York Birth Injury Lawyer

Looking for a New York birth injury lawyer near me?

 

If your newborn baby arrived but suffered injury from the delivery, you may need a birth injury lawyer near you. Raising a child with a disability costs millions over the course of a lifetime, but if the medical staff are to blame for a catastrophic injury, a lawyer can help. Get in touch with our NYC law firm right away to arrange a complimentary, no-risk consultation with Curan and Ahlers. 

 

Why hire a NY birth injury lawyer?

 

The ramifications of medical care errors can devastate the life of a newborn and their parents, which is why the care professionals need to be held accountable for their part could be devastating. With the help of a birth injury lawyer, you can determine if the cause of your baby's issues are from medical negligence by requesting an investigation. You may be entitled to compensation as a result of these errors, but actually receiving the funds may prove difficult. 

 

Medical practitioners often mislead parents of babies who are injured during childbirth into believing that the injuries were unavoidable. They will oppose you at every turn to avoid paying, but a lawyer will do the fighting for you. A comprehensive analysis of the medical records by a legal team can show that mistakes were made and the injuries were preventable.

 

What causes birth injuries?

 

Childbirth comes with an exasperating amount of complications, but obstetricians have years of experience and specialized training to handle these situations. With all of this planning, there is no reason your baby should suffer an injury during delivery. Problems with the womb and genetic issues can happen, but a healthy baby should often be born healthy unless something traumatic occurs. 

 

Doctors and their teams can cause injury to a newborn through negligence. Among the most common reasons for birth injuries are: 

 

  • Negligent prenatal care

  • Delivery delays

  • Uterine rupture

  • Oxygen deprivation 

  • Failure to monitor signs of fetal distress

  • Failure to recognize complications during labor

  • Staff miscommunication

  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction 

  • Failure to perform a Cesarean section when necessary or other emergency procedures

 

Mistakes like these can quickly cause harm to the newborn. Parents typically have no idea when their doctors are being negligent because they lack the medical training of the doctors and nurses they have placed their trust in. 
While you may have a hunch that your child's birth injury was the result of medical negligence, you will not know for sure unless you request a medical investigation. 

 

What are common birth injuries?

 

Birth injuries can happen even in a normal birth without medical intervention. However, when they happen with a doctor, nurse, or midwife present, it could indicate problems with the medical team. Some of the most common birth injuries include:

 

  • Asphyxia

  • Brachial plexus palsy 

  • Bone fractures,

  • Intracranial hemorrhage

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Cerebral palsy

 

A birth injury can manifest itself in a variety of ways, including but not limited to the following: seizures, muscle stiffness or looseness, weak or absent reflexes, a limp arm, inability to sit up, crawl, or walk, excessive drooling, and missing developmental milestones. If obstetric risk factors are identified, and precautions are taken, close to half of all birth injuries could be prevented. 

 

What compensation may be available after a birth injury?

 

Legal action following a birth injury can result in compensation for a wide range of losses, including medical bills, pain, and suffering, emotional distress, lost earning potential, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, scarring, and more. First, you will need a birth injury lawyer to find the truth in the medical records to hold the medical staff responsible for injuries to your infant. 

 

How long do I have to file a birth injury claim?

 

If you plan to file a birth injury claim for your child, you need to do so before the applicable statute of limitations expires. Any birth injury lawsuit must be filed no later than two years and six months after the date the child was injured. In the event your child suffers injuries during birth and subsequently passes away, you have only two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation. However, once they turn 18, your child may be able to file their own lawsuit. 

 

Curan & Ahlers: New York Birth Injury Lawyers

 

Parents of injured infants in New York who suspect malpractice should call Curan & Ahlers, personal injury attorneys, to discuss their case. In some cases, you can seek financial restitution. We will assist you in fighting for the full amount of money your family is entitled to if the people you trusted to keep your baby healthy but did the opposite. Call today for a free consultation.

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Curan & Ahlers LLP

Car Injury Attorneys in White Plains, NY
14 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, New York 10601

kahlers@curanahlers.com

Local: 914-428-3313

National: 800.585.3314
Fax: 914-949-5800

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