Injuries Caused by Health Care Providers
Sensitive advocates for medical malpractice cases
Medical malpractice is the failure of medical professionals to provide adequate treatment to patients. The result can be a personal injury or substantial loss of income.
If you or a loved one suffers harm from medical error or a mistake, legal remedies can include monetary damages for future medical care and treatment, lost wages, lost future earnings, and pain and suffering.
In New York, medical malpractice lawsuits must generally be filed within two and a half years of when the mistake was made. For children, the action must be filed within 10 years of the medical malpractice. New York does not cap the amount of damages recoverable in medical malpractice cases.
Medical malpractice can be devastating to you and your family. The harm caused varies in severity and victims can be at any stage of life.
Our attorneys have an intricate understanding of the interplay between medical and legal issues in these types of cases:
- Birth Injury. The many possible causes for birth injuries include breech delivery, delayed cesarean section, failure to notice fetal distress, placenta abruption, and medical negligence. As a result of a birth injury, an infant may be afflicted with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, epilepsy, and autism.
If your baby suffers a serious birth injury, the law may provide for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, as well as long-term care needs for your child. The blame may fall with more than one health care provider.
- Erb’s Palsy. Also called brachial plexus injury, occurs during delivery. The damage happens when a doctor applies too extreme a force when delivering the babe. The shoulder and related nerves can be injured resulting in a limp arm and loss of muscle control in the arm, wrist, and/or fingers.
- Cerebral Palsy. During childbirth,a baby’s brain may not get enough oxygen because of trauma. The baby can sustain permanent injuries such as cerebral palsy or brain damage.
Call Burns & Harris at 1-888-PAIN-LAW to set up a free evaluation of your case. We take personal injury cases on a contingency-fee basis.
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