NYC Birth Injury Lawyer

If your family has been impacted by a birth injury or maternal complication during childbirth and faces lifelong costs, you need top legal representation to secure the compensation required for long-term care. Trust our expertise in winning substantial settlements and verdicts. Call a leading New York birth injury attorney at 212-943-1090 for a free consultation. Get the support your family deserves.

Protecting the Most Vulnerable: Birth Injury Representation

NYC Birth Injury AttorneysAt Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, we recognize the profound impact a birth injury can have on your family. With a history that ranks us among the oldest and most prestigious personal injury law firms in New York City, our firm is synonymous with excellence and unsurpassed results. Our medical malpractice attorneys are not only skilled negotiators but are also some of the nation’s top trial lawyers.

Unparalleled Experience in Birth Injury Litigation

For decades, we have successfully represented numerous families affected by birth injuries and maternal fatalities in New York City, New York Metro Area as well as Upstate New York. Our legal team's deep expertise and strategic approach have resulted in significant verdicts and settlements that reflect our commitment to securing justice for our clients:

  • $103,000,000 Verdict – One of the largest in history for a Broome County case where a baby suffered brain damage due to delayed emergency cesarean section.
  • $90,939,857 Verdict – For a Brooklyn child with cerebral palsy resulting from a failure to diagnose placental abruption.
  • $8,500,000 Settlement – For an infant who experienced brain injury due to fetal distress.
  • $6,100,000 Settlement – In a tragic case of a woman's death post-childbirth due to medical errors in Dutchess County.
  • $5,500,000 Settlement – For a child in New York who suffered brain injuries at birth due to medical negligence.
  • $4,850,000 Recovery – For a Kings County infant who was injured at birth because of fetal distress.
  • $4,750,000 Verdict – For a baby who suffered brain damage due to failure in proper resuscitation.
  • $3,900,000 Verdict – For a newborn who was brain damaged following surgery, compounded by improper Fentanyl administration.
  • $3,345,259 Settlement – For an infant who sustained a brachial plexus nerve injury due to improper delivery technique.
  • Multiple $3,000,000 Settlements – Including cases of Erb's Palsy and other severe injuries due to obstetrical malpractice.
Committed to Your Family's Future

Infant Birth InjuriesOur commitment extends beyond the courtroom. We understand the lifelong care needs that can arise from birth injuries and strive to secure compensation that addresses the full extent of your financial and emotional hardships. Our goal is not only to win your case but to ensure that the resolution supports your child’s long-term well-being.

Infant Birth Injuries

We handle cases involving all types of birth injuries to infants, including, but not limited to:

  • Cerebral Palsy - Often caused by a lack of oxygen (hypoxia) or other trauma during birth.
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries - Including Erb’s Palsy, which can occur when there’s excessive pulling on the shoulders during delivery.
  • Brain Injuries - Resulting from physical trauma or lack of oxygen during childbirth.
  • Fractures and Physical Traumas - Such as those involving the clavicle or skull due to delivery complications.
Maternal Injuries

We also represent mothers who have suffered serious injuries or tragically lost their lives due to complications during childbirth. These cases may involve:

  • Failure to Manage Preeclampsia/Eclampsia - This can lead to severe complications if not properly treated.
  • Surgical Errors during Cesarean Sections - Resulting in complications or additional surgeries.
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage - Including cases where excessive bleeding was not properly managed.
  • Infections and Sepsis - Arising from contaminated equipment or poor post-delivery care.
  • Maternal Death - In the most heartbreaking cases, if childbirth results in the death of a mother, we pursue wrongful death claims to seek justice and compensation for the surviving family members. Our firm is deeply committed to handling these cases with the utmost sensitivity and diligence.
Why Trust Us With Your Birth Injury Case? birth injury attorney discussing case with client
  • Experienced Legal Representation: Our team of highly skilled attorneys has achieved landmark verdicts and settlements in birth injury cases, illustrating our capacity to handle complex medical malpractice issues effectively.
  • Client-Centric Approach: We provide personalized attention to each case, understanding the unique aspects of each client’s situation and tailoring our strategies accordingly.
  • No Fee Unless We Win: We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf to support your child’s long-term well-being.
What Is Considered a Birth Injury?

A birth injury refers to any harm that occurs to a baby during or near the time of birth. These injuries can range from mild to severe and may include physical injuries like fractures or nerve damage, as well as brain injuries due to oxygen deprivation, which can lead to conditions such as cerebral palsy or developmental delays.

What Are the Common Causes of Birth Injuries?

Birth injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Medical negligence, such as delayed cesarean sections or improper handling during delivery.
  • Failure to diagnose or treat conditions in the mother or baby during pregnancy and labor.
  • Inappropriate use of birth-assisting tools like forceps or vacuum extractors.
  • Mismanagement of complications such as tangled umbilical cords, placental abruption, or fetal distress.
Can I File a Birth Injury Lawsuit in New York?

If your child suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence or malpractice, you might be eligible to file a lawsuit in New York. It's crucial to consult with a specialized birth injury lawyer who can assess your case based on the details of the injury and the medical care received.

How Long Do I Have To File a Birth Injury Lawsuit in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a birth injury lawsuit is ten years after the discovery and 2 and a half years after turning 18. However, for minors, the time limit may be extended until the child reaches a certain age. It is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected.

What Can I Expect To Recover in a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Compensation in birth injury cases can include:

  • Medical expenses (past and future)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Special education costs
  • Costs for rehabilitation and long-term care
Why Choose Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf for My Birth Injury Case?

Our law firm stands out in the field of birth injury litigation due to our deep specialization and unparalleled success. We have consistently secured some of the highest settlements and verdicts in New York, reflecting our commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. Our team is renowned for its expertise; one of our attorneys pioneered the teaching of obstetrical malpractice nationwide. His book on Failures in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Distress has long been the definitive work in the field. Unlike many firms that may outsource complex cases, leading law firms entrust us with their most challenging birth injury cases, recognizing our capacity to handle these lawsuits directly. This expertise has led us to win landmark verdicts, including awards over $100 million for cases involving birth injury.

How Can I Get Started With My Birth Injury Claim?

To get started, contact our office by calling us at (212) 943-1090 or filling out a form on our contact page to schedule a free initial consultation. During this meeting, we will review the details of your case, explain your legal options, and discuss the possible paths forward.

We are here to help you and your family during this challenging time and to answer any further questions you may have about the process.

Client Reviews
"Very compassionate, very efficient and top rate! If you want a team of good lawyers that will not only work hard to win your case but knows how to listen and feel for you as a victim of medical malpractice, this firm is your only choice." [Extract] D.F.
"Everyone I communicated with at this firm made me feel like I was part of their family. My needs, feelings, and concerns were carefully considered and given the needed attention. My counselors were available whenever I needed them and became my personal friends. They came highly recommended and lived up to their reputation. I would recommend them to any of my friends without hesitation. This firm gives attorneys a "good name". Clients matter here. They made me feel like I mattered as a person, that I was valued, and not just a possible source of income for the firm. They earned their fees, and you will find that they will also earn your trust." N.W.
"My husband was in a coma with very little chances to survive, due to a car accident. The compassion and professionalism that they showed myself and my family during such a difficult time combined with an incredible willingness to get the best results for us have shown us that we had made the absolute best choice. They not only fought extremely hard for what proved to be a very difficult case, but they also emotionally helped us through this incredible ordeal and have been a caring advocate for our family and our case. They got us the best results we could have expected given the circumstances and didn't give up when things got more challenging." [Extract] V.P.
"August 2020, my mother was in a horrific car accident. I contacted Gair Gair Conason to handle my mother's case. Everyone at the firm who helped us with the case did such a fantastic job with being so efficient. We could not have been more satisfied with the services we received." [Extract] K.C.