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Syracuse Birth Injury Attorney

Birth Injury Claims in New York

Medical malpractice injuries are especially upsetting when they affect newborns. While some birth injuries are truly accidental, many are entirely preventable. When a delivery room doctor, midwife, nurse, or another medical professional is negligent and your child is injured as a result, you have the right to seek justice and fair compensation. The birth injury lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC are committed to holding these negligent parties accountable and helping families recover financial compensation.

Contact us online or call (315) 544-3332 to request a free, confidential consultation. We can travel to you, if needed.

The True Cost of a Birth Injury

Birth injuries take a tremendous toll on the affected babies and their parents. There is the emotional toll of knowing that your child has been hurt. There is also a financial toll. Treating a birth injury may require surgery, hospitalization, and repeated doctor's visits. A child may also require long-term care, such as physical therapy and medication. Home modification and home health aides may also be needed as a child grows into adulthood. The medical expenses alone can be overwhelming.

At Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the challenges you are currently facing, as well as the many obstacles that lay ahead. Our attorneys offer compassionate, personalized representation and legal strategies tailored to your unique situation and goals. Our aggressive approach to birth injury cases has helped us earn a reputation for being a firm that won’t back down, even from the tough, hard-to-win cases. Throughout our years in practice, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients, including many multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts.

How Do Birth Injuries Happen?

These types of injuries can happen because of negligence during labor and delivery. For example, a delay in performing a caesarian section (C-section) or using vacuum extractors or forceps improperly can cause devastating injuries. Some cases also involve negligent prenatal care by a doctor, causing injury to the baby while still in utero.

Some examples of birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb's palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Klumpke's palsy
  • Facial paralysis
  • Bone fractures

If negligence led to your baby's birth injury, you have the right to file a claim for compensation. This compensation can give you the financial resources you need to get your baby necessary care and support while dealing with developmental delays and other long-term effects of the injury.

How a Birth Injury Attorney Can Help

Birth injury cases are often very complex. Doctors and hospitals typically won't admit that they were negligent or at fault for your child’s injuries. Furthermore, their insurance companies will stand by them, because their interests lie in denying claims and reducing payments. What’s more, doctors, hospitals, and medical insurance providers have teams of lawyers working full-time to protect their clients and fight against your claim.

The Right Experience Matters

That's why you need a Syracuse birth injury with the knowledge, experience, and resources to fight big cases; you need a firm that has a record of getting big wins. Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC looks out for your best interests. We have a legacy of success and are dedicated to fighting for a just resolution for you and your child.

When you choose to work with our firm, we immediately begin investigating your case and the various details surrounding it. We can determine the true amount of your damages, including all medical expenses related to the birth injury. It also includes all future medical expenses your child will require. Other damages include any disability or disfigurement. There are also noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering. Our goal is to help you recover all of your damages, both current and future, so that you can obtain proper care and treatment for your child.

We Carefully Investigate Birth Injury Cases

Our legal team is ready to investigate your case to find out what really happened. We know where to look for evidence of negligence. Our team reviews all medical records and related documents, interviews witnesses, and consults medical experts to determine if standards of care were properly followed. Using this information, and with the help of our team of experts, we are able to build the strongest case possible.

Often, insurance companies are willing to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs when they see that we are serious about getting you the compensation you deserve. But if they are not willing to negotiate, our skilled attorneys are ready to fight them in court on your behalf. We are proud of our case results, as they are evidence of the ways in which we have helped ordinary people and victims of negligence rebuild their lives.

Contact Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC Today

If your child suffered a birth injury due to negligence, we encourage you to learn more about your legal options. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our Syracuse birth injury attorneys. We will listen to what happened and answer any questions you have.

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  • Maximized Case Value

    We are committed to maximizing the value of every case to ensure that our clients receive the necessary compensation to get back on their feet.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We possess decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of people who have suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s negligence.

  • Direct Involvement in Your Case

    Our partners are directly involved in every case that we take on, ensuring that each client receives the dedicated attention he or she deserves.

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