Labor Complications & Delivery Trauma

Labor and delivery errors can produce heart-wrenching, lifelong consequences. Pregnancy complications are not always preventable, but when medical professionals make mistakes or fail to competently handle the unknowns that may arise, the results are inexcusable.

In New York, obstetricians (OB-GYNs) are not the only medical personnel who deliver newborns. Many mothers deliver their babies in the care of physicians' assistants, nurse practitioners and certified midwives. Unfortunately, errors can still occur in these alternative care arrangements.

Experienced and Accomplished Birth Injury Attorneys

DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers is experienced in representing clients who have suffered the devastating consequences of labor and delivery malpractice. Our delivery trauma attorneys have more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law and medical malpractice. We have produced extensive results for our clients by way of medical malpractice verdicts and settlements.

"My husband and I consulted with Jeff DeFrancisco regarding a medical malpractice case... Mr. DeFrancisco sat down with us and explained the whole process so we knew what to expect... Ultimately our case settled without having to go to trial. We were extremely happy with the legal services provided by Jeff DeFrancisco and we would absolutely recommend him." — Mr. & Mrs. H.

Delivery Trauma and Labor Complications

The possible causes and complications of delivery trauma are too numerous to list. In many cases, the medical care provider fails to recognize ominous signs on fetal monitoring strips. This and other errors can lead to oxygen deprivation, which in turn can cause serious and lasting brain damage and other birth injuries.

New York has set up a statewide medical indemnity fund to provide compensation for infants who are neurologically impaired as a result of malpractice in the delivery room. Families of infants with common birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, brachial plexus (Erb's palsy), hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and other neurological conditions may be entitled to recovery from this fund. Our firm is experienced in assisting families through the application and recovery process.

"There is no question that Jeff DeFrancisco does a great job in representing his clients and we would highly recommend him." — D.M.

Was Your Infant Injured During Birth? Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation.

Call our Syracuse-based delivery trauma lawyers at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. Initial consultations are free, and you will pay no attorney's fees unless we recover compensation for you. Weekend appointments and off-site visits are available.

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