According to figures recently released by Birth Injury Guide, a nationwide resource website based in Houston, Texas, an estimated 28,000 babies are born with birth injuries in the United States each year. Comparisons with past records indicate a steady upward trend in this sector over the last 15 years. This comes as no surprise to the staff of The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein ( — http://www.medicalattorneyny.com/), a New York firm having represented victims of birth injuries and other forms of medical malpractice for almost three decades.
In response to the growing prevalence of birth injuries, attorney Joseph M. Lichtenstein has launched efforts to increase awareness of the issue. Said Lichtenstein, "Medical personnel have a better understanding than ever before of the importance of acting quickly in instances where mothers and unborn babies are in distress. At the same time, advancements in technology give them ample means of monitoring pregnancies and labor. While some birth injuries actually occur during the process of preventing more detrimental outcomes, almost half of those reported could have been avoided with greater care and attention from the professionals involved."
Brachial Palsy injuries are among the most frequently experienced medical malpractice issues in this category, stemming from damage to the brachial plexus during delivery. Oxygen deprivation during labor or immediately after birth is also a leading factor in negligence-related injuries to newborns. Results of oxygen deficiency include cognitive impairment and physical delays as well as speech and language disorders.
Certain types of birth trauma are immediately recognizable, such as bone fractures, and quickly heal without long-term consequences. Others are often not diagnosed until months or years after their onset and are accompanied by serious lifelong implications. Approximately 20 percent of the nation's birth injuries occurring at the hands of medical professionals result in loss of life. More details regarding birth injuries can be found at http://www.medicalattorneyny.com/.
Concluded Lichtenstein, "Our firm has made incredible strides on behalf of birth injury sufferers by having the maternal forces of labor defense precluded in court on several occasions. We intend to continue along these lines by representing the youngest victims among us and championing for their rights. Our ultimate hope, though, is to mitigate the growing rate of birth injuries and help parents understand their rights in cases where negligence does arise."
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Catering to clients in New York City and surrounding areas, The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein offers more than 20 years of experience in representing medical malpractice victims and their families.
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