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If your infant sustained a brain injury at birth as a result of a doctors, or hospital staff mistake you may be entitled to compensation. Complications through the course of pregnancy or labor can result in a wide variety of complications for a newborn baby. Birth Injuries have led to mental retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy or Autism.
We manage New York birth injury negligent injury claims that include failure of a hospital staff in preventing a birth complication, Brachial Plexus Palsy: an injury to these nerves sustained at birth, C-Section complications, Cerebral Palsy, delivery complications and Erbs Palsy.
Common birth injuries include: bleeding in the brain, brain damage, brain swelling, facial nerve damage, and skull fractures. Call Ajlouny Injury Law for free legal advice if you believe your child has a birth injury that may have been caused by medical negligence. Our law firm only manages Personal Injury litigation ensuring the best possible focused legal services. When you have a serious personal injury, our attorneys take into account your physical injuries, mental state of mind, lost wages, recovery and rehabilitation. At Ajlouny Injury law Law Offices, we know that your future depends on us. Lean on us and feel secure knowing that your medical and financial needs you incur from your serious personal injury will be taken care of.
Ajlouny Injury Law legally supports those whose lives are touched by brachial plexus injury, brain injury or cerebral palsy, whether it?s your own life or the life of a loved one.
Erb's Palsy injury - malpractice of the doctor
A mother and natural guardian of the infant, alleged that the infants Erb’s Palsy injury was caused by the malpractice of the doctor in connection with the obstetrical care administered at the infants birth on July 2, 1997. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff and against the defendant in the principal sums of[*2]$300,000 for past pain and suffering and $500,000 for future pain and suffering.
Respiratory distress syndrome
Medical malpractice action alleges that, on September 4, 1997, defendants failed to properly treat infant C’s respiratory distress syndrome, which developed within the first minutes of life and is alleged to have resulted in avoidable hypoxia sufficient to cause brain damage. More specifically, plaintiff asserts that defendants’ negligence caused C to suffer from “pervasive developmental disorder, mental retardation, speech impairment, receptive language impairment, fine motor skills impairment, autism, brain damage and respiratory distress.
Preterm birth related injuries and deficits
The theory of plaintiff’s case is that the proximate cause of her son’s preterm delivery and permanent preterm birth related injuries and deficits were due to the respective departures from accepted medical practice by their failures to offer a cerclage to address her cervical insufficiency during any of her three hospital visits and/or admissions in July 2010. Plaintiff seeks to hold WMC vicariously liable for the negligent acts and/or omissions of the defendant physicians.
The case was tried before a jury. The jury apportioned fault to the doctors equally.
$5 million for past pain and suffering;
$15 million for future pain and suffering for 69 years;
Future lost earnings in an annual amount of $113,000 for 39 years commencing on July 1, 2032;
Home care (until age 21) in the annual amount of $54,000 for 13.17 years;
Residential/Home care (starting at age 21) in the annual amount of $163,199 for 56 years;
Physical therapy in the annual amount of $13,104 for 13.17 years;
Occupational therapy in the annual amount of $17,004 for 13.17 years;
Speech therapy in the annual amount of $17,784 for 13.17 years.