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New York Brain Injury in Infants Lawyer

If your baby was born with brain damage, it is understandable that you want answers. While brain damage in an infant can be due to a genetic or congenital issue, it can also be caused because of a preventable medical mistake. For example, if the doctor fails to closely monitor the baby during labor, and as a result fails to timely respond when the baby falls into distress due to a lack of oxygen, the baby could suffer irreversible brain damage. Even mild brain damage in an infant can cause long-term problems such as developmental delays and learning disabilities. Expenses associated with treating brain damage can be substantial. The emotional toll on the family is immense. If your baby suffered a brain injury, you deserve answers. The New York brain injury in infants lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are here to help you get answers, and to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are legally entitled so that your child can receive the long-term medical care needed.

Common causes of brain injury in infants

Just like with adults, a brain injury in an infant can be caused by a variety of accidents. One common cause is a vehicle accident. Even if an infant is properly secured in a car seat, a violent collision in a car can leave a baby with a serious brain injury. Babies can also suffer brain injuries from falls. This can happen when a baby is left unattended on a changing table, in a high chair, in a baby swing, or elsewhere. It can also happen if the baby is accidentally dropped, or rolls off of a bed.

In addition to accidents, babies can suffer serious injuries to the brain during labor and delivery. A baby can fall into distress due to a disruption of oxygen to the brain for a number of reasons, such as the umbilical or being compressed, the umbilical cord being wrapped around the baby’s neck, baby getting stuck in the birth canal, and placental eruption. While a medical professional’s actions may not have caused the baby’s distress, as an experienced brain injury in infants attorney in New York will explain, if the doctor does not timely diagnose and properly respond to the situation, then the baby may suffer serious brain damage.

Pursuing compensation

Any serious injury to a baby whether it occurred during labor and delivery, or after birth, will present significant challenges to the baby as the baby is still in the very early stages of development. This is particularly true of a brain injury. The medical bills will be substantial. Furthermore, if your baby has profound damage to the brain that leaves the baby with a permanent disability, the your child will not only require immediate medical attention, but medical treatment, physical therapy, occupational therapy, special education, and a variety of other treatment and support throughout his (or her) life.

While a doctor, hospital, or other individual responsible for your baby’s condition may take responsibility and offer you a settlement for your baby’s injuries, in order to ensure that the settlement amount will meet all of your child’s medical expenses and long term needs, it is important that a brain injury in infants attorney in New York is on your term advocating for you and your baby.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you are facing the challenges of having a baby who was diagnoses with a brain injury, we know you want answers. What went wrong? What are your legal rights? How will you be able to avoid to care for your child? The brain injury in infants attorneys serving clients in New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are experienced in handling medical malpractice cases as well as personal injury cases involving traumatic injuries stemming from car accidents, falls and other serious accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.