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Labor and Delivery Injuries

Labor and Delivery Injuries Attorney in Syracuse

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.

What Are The Most Common Types of Birth Injury Cases?

Birth injuries can occur due to various complications during labor and delivery. Some of the most frequent types include:

  • Subdural Hemorrhage: This is the most common type of intracranial hemorrhage in a newborn child, often associated with operative vaginal delivery.
  • Physical Head Trauma and Brain Bleeds: These injuries can result from complications during childbirth, including forceful delivery methods or prolonged labor.
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries: These injuries occur when the group of nerves supplying the arms and hands are damaged, often during a difficult delivery.
  • Perinatal Asphyxia: This medical condition happens when the baby does not receive sufficient oxygen before, during, or soon after birth, potentially resulting in damage to the brain.
  • Cerebral Palsy: This is a set of disorders that affect mobility, muscle strength, and posture. They typically develop by damage to the brain that happens before or during the delivery of a baby, or during the first 3 to 5 years of a child's life.
  • Fractured Collarbone: Also known as clavicle fractures are the most common birth injuries, often resulting from stress during birth. These fractures occur in many deliveries, babies with a larger birthweight babies are more susceptible. Though typically treatable, negligent medical care can sometimes be a contributing factor.

It's important to note that while these birth injuries are common, they're not always the result of medical negligence. Each case is unique and should be evaluated individually.

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 online or dial (315) 544-3332 to set up a free consultation. We'll review your options and answer all of your questions.

Record-Setting Victories for Our Clients

Millions of Dollars Won for Victims of Medical Malpractice
  • 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).

  • 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).

  • 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).

  • 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).


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Why Choose Cherundolo Law Firm?

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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.

  • Record-Setting Results

    We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, including the largest award in Onondaga County.

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