Top New York Birth Injury Attorneys
The birth of a child should be among life's most joyous occasions. Unfortunately, sometimes there can be a life-threatening or debilitating danger — to the baby, to the mother or to both. This can happen prenatally, during childbirth or even after delivery. Birth injuries can cause physical, developmental, emotional and financial damage to a family for decades to come.
At Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore, our New York birth injury attorneys focus on medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Our commitment to our clients — securing justice and financial compensation for their injuries and needs — has been the hallmark of this firm since 1940. Preparation, tenacity and dedication to clients have resulted in a track record that is recognized and respected not only in New York, but throughout the nation.
Birth injuries can take many forms and result from errors, carelessness, negligence — even inattention. Some of the words and phrases you might hear as you consider whether you or a loved one has been a victim of malpractice include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain damage
- Shoulder dystocia
- Forceps injuries
- Vacuum extraction injuries
- Facial paralysis
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Head trauma
KDLM has represented victims and their families in a range of birth injury cases:
- Tom Moore represented the family of a 10-year-old girl who suffered severe brain damage when hospital staff members failed to properly monitor the child's fetal heart rate and then failed to take corrective action. A Suffolk County jury awarded Shannon and her family $130,000,000.
- Tom Moore represented the family of a young boy who suffers from cerebral palsy because no pediatrician or obstetrician ever examined him on the day of his birth. The baby was suffering from a strep infection that went undetected and untreated. The jury returned a verdict of $108,000,000.
- Tom Moore represented the parents of a young boy who was badly injured by a doctor who improperly used forceps during delivery. The child was deprived of oxygen and the mother was significantly hurt as well. A jury in Queens in New York awarded the parents $19,600,000.
KDLM's track record of more than 120 million-dollar verdicts and over $1 billion in settlements on behalf of our clients includes dozens of birth injury cases.
Contact Our New York Birth Injury Attorneys
If you or one of your loved one has suffered a birth injury, talk to us. Our lawyers, medical staff, investigators and paralegals understand the challenges of bringing a successful medical malpractice action based on birth injuries. We will discuss your situation with you in complete confidence, and there is never a charge for a consultation.