Labor and Delivery Injuries
Syracuse Attorneys Fighting For the Rights of Families
Childbirth is a wonderful event that brings joy to families every day. Labor and delivery is an intense process, but under proper medical supervision is usually safe. But when there is negligence, it can result in harm to the mother or baby. The birth injury lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold negligent medical professionals accountable.
Doctors and other medical professionals have a responsibility to follow established standards of care when assisting a woman about to give birth. This includes obstetricians, labor and delivery nurses and midwives. They must monitor the mother and baby's condition and take proper action as needed to protect the health of either one.
Some of the ways in which negligence can lead to a birth injury include:
- Improper use of forceps or other instruments
- Improper use of vacuum extraction
- Failure to properly monitor the health of the fetus or mother
- Failure to recognize fetal distress
- Failure or delay in performing a necessary Caesarian section
Negligence puts the health of mother and child at risk and in some cases, can be life-threatening. Labor and delivery injuries can cause permanent damage that requires additional treatment, leading to increasing medical expenses.
A Record of Unparalleled Success
Cases involving injury to the baby or mother during labor or delivery can be complex. It can be difficult to prove negligence, and medical professionals, hospitals and their insurance companies work together to fight against your claim. But handling complex cases is what our firm is known for. Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC has the knowledge, experience and resources that get big wins in big cases.
One of the first things we'll do is find out what really happened. Our legal team conducts an investigation, reviewing all documents and interviewing all witnesses. We also consult medical experts who can tell us if standard of care and proper procedures were followed. Our team knows how to find signs of negligence.
We focus on building the strongest case possible, one the insurance companies have to take seriously. This usually brings them to the negotiating table, where we often can work out a settlement that meets your needs. But if they are not willing to agree to a settlement, our attorneys are skilled litigators who will fight for you in court.
If you or your baby suffered injuries during labor or delivery, contact us to set up a free consultation. We'll review your options and answer all of your questions.
The Largest Award in Onondaga County $47,100,000
Automobile/product liability action against snow plow manufacturer after client sustained a brain injury (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).
Injured in a Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $17,000,000
Legal action taken against the state of New York after a pedestrian bridge collapse left a client severely injured.
Car Accident Results in Brain Damage $9,000,000
Legal action taken against a pickup truck driver and owner and manufacturer after client was broadsided, sustaining severe brain damage (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).
Truck Accident Results in Quadriplegia $8,500,000
Legal action taken against a trucking company and truck manufacturer after a client was injured and left a quadriplegic (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).
Airplane Crash Results in Death $5,500,000
Legal action taken against an airplane manufacturer after a crash resulting in severe burns and wrongful death (Federal District Court, Northern District of New York).
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death $5,500,000
Legal action taken against an SUV manufacturer and repair shop for personal injury and wrongful death (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).
Infant Suffered Brain Damage in a Birth Injury $3,000,000
Legal action taken against a physician and hospital after a C-section was not performed in a timely fashion, leaving an infant with severe brain damage, quadriplegia and cerebral palsy (Superior Court, Rutland, VT).
Car Accident Results in Severe Injuries $2,430,000
Legal action taken against a motor vehicle driver and the state after a client suffered severe injuries during a crash in which a guardrail impaled a vehicle (Supreme Court, Onondaga County).
Brain Damage After a Medication Error $1,850,000
We recovered $1.85 million for a client who suffered brain damage after a medication error.
Brain Damage From Drug Interaction $1,185,000
Legal action taken against a hospital and physician after a client was left with brain damage as a result of a drug interaction (Supreme Court, Jefferson County).
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.
We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.