Medical malpractice in any form represents a terrible breach of the bonds of trust that are supposed to exist between doctor and patient. However, when medical malpractice compromises the health and quality of life of a newborn child, the consequences are particularly tragic.
If a child has suffered a birth injury due to the negligence of a medical professional, the White Plains personal injury attorneys of Worby Groner Edelman, LLP. can help the parents obtain the full measure of damages to which they and the child are entitled. These damages will not truly compensate for the pain and frustration parents feel as a result of their child’s injury, nor will it restore the health of which their child was deprived. It can, however, help to relieve some of the unexpected financial burdens parents are now faced with, as well as those that will surely present themselves as they provide necessary care to their child in the future.
Parents should not allow the medical professionals whose incompetence harmed their child get away with their negligence. By securing the services of the White Plains birth injury attorneys of Worby Groner Edelman, LLP, parents can ensure not only that these individuals be held accountable for their wrongful actions, but also that future children can be spared fates similar to their child’s.
For further information about birth injury cases, or to schedule an evaluation of a birth injury case, please contact the personal injury attorneys of Worby Groner Edelman, LLP, in White Plains today.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice
Not all instances of birth injuries constitute medical malpractice. Medical professionals are held to a reasonable standard of care; they are neither expected to be perfect nor are they expected to be miracle workers. In some cases, despite the best efforts of the delivery room personnel, birth injuries cannot be avoided.
In order to have a viable medical malpractice case, the plaintiff’s attorney must be able to demonstrate that:
- The medical professional in question failed to act as a reasonably competent peer would in the same circumstances;
- The patient was injured as a result of this failure to act according to this reasonable standard;
- And the patient suffered demonstrable losses and expenses related to the injury.
In many birth injury cases, one or more of the medical professionals involved in the birth of the child failed to respond to an emergency situation in a timely manner, or failed to recognize clear signs of a problem during the birth process. The White Plains medical malpractice attorneys of Worby Groner Edelman, LLP, present the strongest birth injury cases possible by:
- Performing a full investigation of the medical records and other circumstances surrounding the pregnancy and birth
- Consulting with reputable medical experts to identify any and all acts of negligence on the part of one or more medical professionals
- Identifying not only current losses and expenses related to the injury, but also projectable future losses and expenses related to the child’s care and treatment
Time is of the essence in any personal injury case. If a child has suffered cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, or any other birth injury as a result of medical malpractice, call, email, or visit Worby Groner Edelman, LLP, in White Plains today.