Injuries sustained during birth can cause newborns to suffer lifelong disabilities. If you are a parent of a child harmed during birth due to the wrongful actions of a doctor or other health care professional, the New York birth injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help you file a lawsuit against the people that harmed your baby in order to hold them legally and financially accountable. We serve clients throughout Nassau County, Manhattan, Suffolk County, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, and Westchester County.
Birth injury cases develop when due to the negligence of health care professional such as an obstetrician, anesthesiologist, general surgeon, or nurse, a baby suffers damage just before, during, or just after the birthing process. It is a type of medical malpractice. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have the skill, experience, and resources to represent victims who suffered birth injuries. Not only is a knowledge and understanding of personal injury law required to handle such cases, but also an understanding of the medical implications of errors made during labor, delivery, and the periods before and after. Common medical errors include failure to detect and monitor fetal distress, inappropriate administration of medications, improper use of forceps or vacuum extractor, umbilical cord problems, and delayed C-sections. Birth injuries can lead to relatively mild injuries that if treated appropriately, leave no permanent damage. On the other hand, birth injuries can be severe including brain-related injuries that lead to permanent damage to the baby and lifelong deficits and health problems.
With over 20 years of experience representing clients with serious injuries such as injuries to the brain, the legal team at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates understands that claims involving such injuries can be complex. Building a case against the defendant may require a thorough review of complicated medical records, taking statements from medical staff, and working with experts. Often the defendant is an insurance company or a large corporation such as a hospital. We have the skill, knowledge, and resources to conduct a full and thorough investigation. In working with the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, you will receive superior legal representation as well as personal service. We understand the emotional impact of having a sick or injured baby. We are committed to tirelessly serving you with understanding and compassion.
While cerebral palsy is the leading birth injury in the United States, we represent clients in cases based on other types of birth injuries as well. Some of the other common birth injuries include shoulder dystocia, anoxia, hypoxia, facial paralysis, spinal cord injuries, caput succedaneum, and fetal lacerations. While birth injury cases can be complicated, we have superb negotiation skills. As a result, we are often able to secure generous settlements for his clients without ever going to trial. However, if it is necessary, we will use our superb skills at trial to fight for the compensation that our clients deserve.
As New York birth injury attorneys, we advocate on your behalf so that you recover the compensation that you need and deserve. Oftentimes the doctor, hospital or other negligent party refuses to admit fault. In other cases, the negligent party may admit guilt, but refuse to offer a reasonable settlement. Our goal is always to win a fair settlement pretrial. Using our superb negotiation skills we have secured for our clients multimillion dollar settlements without ever going to trial. However, we will go to trial and litigate your case if necessary.
While each case is unique, typical damages available to victims who serious birth injuries include compensation to cover medical bills. We demand money for not only past medical bills, but for future medical expenses as well. Conditions that result from medical mistakes such as cerebral palsy require long-term treatment. We make sure that our clients receive enough compensation to cover treatment, medication, and rehabilitation as long as they are necessary. We will also demand compensation for loss of future earning capacity. We will consult with experts to determine the amount of future earnings your child will never be able to earn due to the injury. We will also demand payment for pain and suffering. Particularly if you suffer permanent serious damage, we will demand a substantial pain and suffering award for you.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates believe in fighting for injured victims to help them get a fair settlement to compensate them for the pain and suffering they have been through. We are passionate in our pursuit of maximizing our client’s recovery. We fight to get our clients the results they deserve. While we often are able to negotiate favorable settlements for our clients without litigation, we are willing and capable of going to trial when necessary. Call us at 800.696.9529 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.