New York Birth Injury Lawyer

New York Birth Injury Lawyer

Fighting For Birth Injury Victims in New York

Birth injuries are a devastating reality for some families, impacting not only the immediate health of a newborn but also their long-term quality of life. At the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc., we acknowledge the profound emotional and financial toll these injuries can take on families. Our mission is to deliver compassionate and effective legal representation to families in New York who are navigating the complexities of birth injury cases.

Call the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc. today at (410) 220-6581 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our birth injury attorney in New York.

Birth Injury Cases We Handle

At the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc., we specialize in handling an expansive spectrum of birth injury cases, including:

  • Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy can result from oxygen deprivation or trauma during birth, leading to lifelong challenges with movement and coordination.
  • Hypoxic Brain Damage: When a baby's brain is deprived of oxygen, either partially or completely, it can lead to severe brain damage and neurological complications.
  • Premature Labor: Preterm birth can result in a range of health issues for the baby, often requiring extensive medical intervention and long-term care.
  • Post-Partum Hemorrhage: Excessive bleeding after childbirth can lead to maternal complications and, in severe cases, impact the baby's health due to oxygen deprivation.
  • Birth Trauma: Physical trauma during delivery, like the improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors, can cause injuries ranging from bruises to fractures and nerve damage.
  • HELLP Syndrome: HELLP syndrome is a very serious complication of pregnancy characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count, posing significant risks to both mother and baby.
  • Fetal Distress: Fetal distress indicates that the baby is not getting enough oxygen during labor and requires immediate medical attention to prevent serious injury or death.

Understanding Available Compensation in Birth Injury Claims

The financial implications of a birth injury could be staggering, often requiring lifelong medical care, rehabilitation, and specialized education for the child. Compensation in birth injury claims may include:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Rehabilitation and therapy costs
  • Lost wages (if a parent must care for the injured child full-time)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Special education needs
  • Home modifications and assistive devices

Navigating the Statute of Limitations for Birth Injury Claims in New York

In the state of New York, there are strict deadlines, known as statutes of limitations, within which a birth injury claim must be filed within two and a half years after the initial date of the accident. These deadlines can differ depending on the circumstances of the case and may be extended in certain situations. It is essential to seek legal advice promptly to protect your rights and maximize your chances of obtaining compensation.

    "A positive experience from the start. He found things other lawyers did not find. Those things were not all easy to find out. He delivered hard to hear facts about the case in as good a way as you could hope."

    - Ryan

    "Mr. Bereston represented me in my case. I found him to be very knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to about any questions I had concerning my case. He would always promptly return my calls if I had any concerns or questions as the case went on."

    - Clyde G.

    "They truly love what they do and love each and every one of their clients like they are their own family."

    - Shauna G.

    "Michael was great to work with because he made a point to make me feel comfortable by explaining things in a way I could understand them."

    - Cathy

Contact Our New York Birth Injury Attorney Today

If your child has suffered a birth injury, you do not have to face this challenging time alone. At Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc., our New York birth injury lawyer is here to provide you with the compassionate support and aggressive representation you need. We are committed to advocating for the rights of injured children and their families. Let us help you understand your legal options and take the first step toward securing justice and compensation for your child's future.

Contact the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc. today to get started with our New York birth injury lawyer.

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