Our Firm Has Unique Experience With Birth Injuries

In an ideal world, the birth of a baby is a joyous occasion. A dream come true can become a nightmare if there are problems during the delivery that are due to an obstetrician/gynecologist error that resulted in a birth injury, permanent disability and occasionally a wrongful death.

At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, our attorneys hold the medical practitioners accountable when they cause a birth injury to the mother or the child. Attorney Adam Cahn is particularly passionate about helping those who have suffered medical malpractice during childbirth. Attorney Cahn ran the medical malpractice division at his former New York City law firm and was in charge of handling all of the OB/GYN-related injuries. He has attended several live births and has a thorough understanding of the issues related to OB/GYN malpractice.

We obtained $585,000 for an infant who suffered a brachial plexus injury because of shoulder dystocia. We argued that the medical professional involved should have looked at the risk factors and opted for a cesarean section.

Birth Injuries Come In All Kinds

The decisions and actions of a physician, midwife or OB/GYN during delivery can adversely affect the baby and cause lifelong conditions. There are some childbirth conditions which require special attention such as a breech delivery, delivery of a big baby due to gestational diabetes or a baby with a face presentation.

Some of the common birth complications and injuries include:

  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Facial paralysis
  • Fetal laceration during a cesarean section
  • Forceps extraction, lacerations and bruising
  • Fractures
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Vacuum extraction injuries

At our law firm, we also have experience with OB/GYN errors that occur during other nonchildbirth procedures such as the removal of fibroids.

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The birth injury lawyers at Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, are skilled and aggressive trial lawyers with years of experience helping thousands of clients. To learn more about our law firm or to request a free initial consultation, call 212-571-7171, or email Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, today.