By Joe Messa
Medical malpractice lawyers for a New York family have settled a birth injury lawsuit against New York Presbyterian Hospital for $5.3 Million. The suit alleged that the hospital’s medical staff did not adequately treat a woman while pregnant. She had come to the hospital several times for care during her pregnancy.
The woman ultimately gave birth at 32 weeks. Her baby, born prematurely, was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. According to the lawsuit, the medical staff at Presbyterian did not take the necessary steps to prevent the baby’s premature birth.
Medical errors before or during birth, such as a delayed delivery or failure to take precautions during a high-risk pregnancy, can cause birth injuries. Common birth injuries can include cerebral palsy, bleeding in the brain, skull fractures and spinal damage. Medical staff is responsible for providing prompt and appropriate treatment to avoid injuries that could cause further complications, birth injuries or death.
In medical malpractice cases involving prenatal care or child birth, failure of a medical professional to act in accordance with the accepted standard of care could result in costly and devastating injuries to mothers and their babies. In these cases, families may be able to recover damages for future medical costs and other expenses they will incur in the future.
The Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving birth and brain injuries. Our extremely skilled team of medical malpractice lawyers and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a birth injury, brain injury or any other type of personal injury as a result of negligent care received by a medical provider, contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More