Birth Injury

Everyone deserves the chance at a healthy, normal life and all the opportunities that accompany it. Unfortunately, preventable medical errors at birth sometimes lead to serious injuries that may handicap a child for life. If your child has been the victim of a serious birth injury, our lawyers may be able to help you hold the responsible parties liable for the costs associated with raising a disabled child.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of chronic disorders that generally affect motor skills, muscle tone and muscle movement. Studies suggest that about one in five children diagnosed with cerebral palsy suffered a preventable brain injury that led to the disorder. If this is the case, it is grounds for a birth injury lawsuit, and one of our lawyers can handle this for you.

Many parents of children with cerebral palsy are totally unaware that their child’s condition may have been caused by a preventable birth injury. Our lawyers are standing by to discuss your child’s situation and determine whether a medical malpractice suit may be justified.

Erb’s Palsy

Erb’s palsy is a condition characterized by nerve damage to the brachial nerves in the vertebrae, leading to partial or total paralysis of the arms and hands and occasionally of the face. Most Erb’s palsy cases are caused by forcible traction during delivery — in other words, a preventable birth injury caused by the application of too much force in extracting the child from the birth canal. A variety of techniques can be used to avoid the conditions that lead to Erb’s palsy, and almost every case is preventable.

If your child suffers from these symptoms or has been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy, you should speak immediately to the birth injury lawyers at Kelner & Kelner about holding the involved medical professionals accountable for their mistakes.

Contact Our Birth Injury Lawyers

If your child has been the victim of a preventable birth injury, the lawyers at Kelner & Kelner are standing by to help. We serve Manhattan and all of New York City, so contact us today if you are ready to seek justice.

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