Birth Injuries

Syracuse Attorneys Fighting For The Rights Of Families


Medical malpractice injuries are especially upsetting when they affect newborns. In many cases, birth injuries did not have to happen because they were caused by the negligence of a medical professional. The birth injury lawyers at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold these negligent parties accountable and help families recover financial compensation.

Birth injuries take a tremendous toll on parents. There is the emotional toll of knowing that their child has been hurt. There is also a financial toll. Treating a birth injury may require surgery, hospitalization and repeated doctor's visits. A child may also require long-term care, such as physical therapy and medication. Home modification and home health aides may also be needed as a child grows into adulthood. The medical expenses can be overwhelming.

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These types of injuries can happen because of negligence during labor and delivery. For example, a delay in performing a caesarian section, or using vacuum extractors or forceps improperly. Some cases also involve negligent prenatal care by a doctor.

Some examples of birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb's palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Klumpke's palsy
  • Facial paralysis
  • Bone fractures

If negligence led to your baby's birth injury, you have the right to file a claim for compensation. This compensation can give you the financial resources you need and deserve to get your baby necessary care and support while dealing with developmental delays and other long-term effects of the injury.

Experienced representation that gets results

Medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries can be very complex. Doctors and hospitals won't admit negligence. Their insurance companies will stand by them because their interests lie in denying or reducing any payment. All have teams of lawyers working full-time to protect their clients and fight against your claim.

That's why you need a law firm with the knowledge, experience and resources to fight big cases, one that has a record of getting big wins. Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC looks out for your best interests. We are dedicated to getting a resolution of your case that meets your needs.

We determine the true amount of your damages. This includes all medical expenses related to the birth injury. It also includes all future medical expenses your child will require. Other damages include any disability or disfigurement. There are also noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering.

We carefully investigate birth injury cases

Our legal team investigates your case to find out what really happened. We know where to look for evidence of negligence. Our team reviews all medical records and related documents, interviews witnesses and consults medical experts to determine if standards of care were followed. We build the strongest case possible.

Many times, insurance companies are willing to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs when they see that we are serious about getting you the compensation you deserve. But if they are not willing to negotiate, our skilled attorneys are ready to fight them in court on your behalf. We are proud of our case results that have helped clients rebuild their lives.

If your child suffered a birth injury due to negligence, learn your legal options. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We will listen to what happened and answer any questions you have.

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