Spinal cord injuries during labor and delivery are rare, but when they occur, the damage is usually devastating. An injury to an infant's upper spinal cord or brain stem may lead to death shortly following birth. Infants who survive may suffer permanent neurological damage.
DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers in Syracuse, New York, represents families in birth injury cases. While nothing can undo the damage that was done, the civil justice system can help you recover the compensation you will need to face the challenges ahead. Our birth injury lawyers have recovered more than $100 million for our clients.
Birth Spinal Cord Injuries And Medical Malpractice
Birth spinal cord injuries most often occur to the neck area. These injuries typically happen during a breech or difficult delivery when the doctor attempts to deliver the baby too rapidly. Improper use of forceps or vacuum extraction may put too much strain on the infant's neck, damaging the spinal cord and/or brain stem.
If your child suffers neurological damage as a result of a spinal cord injury, he or she is likely to need significant care and assistance for the rest of his or her life. Compensation through a personal injury matter will help ensure that your child gets compensation to provide for his or her needs. While spinal cord injury is considered a permanent injury, researchers are continually working on new treatments that may regenerate nerve cells or improve the function of damaged nerves. Our goal as your attorney is to ensure that the money is there to pay for these treatments when they are available.
If your child has suffered a birth injury, call us. Our firm has extensive experience handling birth injury cases. Consultations are always free and you are never responsible for legal fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you.
Serving Birth Injury Victims In Syracuse And Upstate New York
To schedule a free consultation with an attorney about your child's spinal cord birth injury, call DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers at 315-479-9000. We offer evening and weekend appointments as well as home and hospital visits.