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Obstetric Errors

There are few medical errors more heartbreaking than those that affect a newborn. Obstetrical errors can change a joyous event into one that is devastating for a family.

If you or your child suffered a birth injury due to an obstetrical error, DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers in Syracuse, New York, is there to help. Our lawyers have recovered more than $100 million in compensation for our clients.

Obstetric Errors and Medical Malpractice

There are risks associated with labor and delivery, and a newborn can suffer a birth injury even when the doctor, physician's assistant, nurse practitioner or certified midwife did everything that he or she was supposed to do. However, if a medical professional failed to meet the standard of care during pregnancy, labor or delivery and you or your baby suffered injury as a result, you may have a case of malpractice.

The following are examples of obstetrics care that falls below the standard of care and may be considered medical malpractice:

  • Failure to monitor a pregnancy
  • Failure to rate a patient as high risk and provide appropriate care
  • Failure to conduct appropriate screening tests and sonograms
  • Failure to diagnose gestational diabetes
  • Failure to diagnose and treat preeclampsia (elevated blood pressure in pregnancy)
  • Labor and delivery errors

Our law firm has extensive experience handling obstetric malpractice. Obstetric errors can cause significant injuries such as neurological impairments, cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, perinatal asphyxia, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and spinal cord birth injury — among others.

If you believe you may have a case, call us. Consultations are always free and you are never responsible for legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Serving Families in Syracuse and Upstate New York

For a free consultation with an attorney about injuries to you or your infant, call DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers at 315-479-9000. We offer evening and weekend appointments as well as home and hospital visits.

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"I cannot express in words what an awesome job Charlie Falgiatano and Jean Marie Westlake did in representing my family in my mother's case at trial. There can never be enough thank-yous." D.L., Cortland, NY
"I suffered a serious injury as a result of medical malpractice. My husband and I retained Jeff DeFrancisco to assist us in this case. We were extremely happy with his representation and highly recommend him." Kelley R., Syracuse, NY
Since the insurance company was unwilling to settle the matter my case ultimately went to trial. At trial Jeff DeFrancisco did an absolutely amazing job by obtaining a very favorable result for me." T.H., Oneida, NY
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