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Birth Injuries (Gynecological, Obstetrical)

New York Birth Injury Attorneys

Birth Injuries (gynecological, obstetrical)When parents first learn that their child suffers from a disability, they are understandably overcome with many emotions. Their number one priority is to tend to the child’s needs and get him or her to the appropriate medical specialists. It is often not until months or even years later that parents consider the possibility that negligence on behalf of the physicians and/or hospital staff during the pregnancy may have resulted in the baby’s injuries.

At the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC, our New York attorneys provide compassionate, yet aggressive representation to families dealing with the devastating injuries suffered by infants due to negligent pre-natal care or labor and delivery. If you are interested in finding out more about your options, please contact us.

Causes of Preventable Birth Injuries

A birth injury may occur at any time during a pregnancy. Some of the more common serious birth injuries suffered by infants include brain damage, Cerebral Palsy, paralysis, infections, fractures, Erb’s Palsy, and death. In many instances, thers horrific injuries could have been prevented. Below please find a listing of common acts of medical malpractice that result in injuries to infants:

  • Failing to properly respond to indications of fetal distress;
  • Failing to perform a timely c-section;
  • Negligent use of forceps or vacuum;
  • Failing to act upon signs of infection in the mother or fetus;
  • Failing to perform appropriate pre-natal tests;
  • Mismanaged pre-natal care that results in premature birth.

Many of the above acts of medical malpractice have catastrophic consequences for infants and their families. The infants often develop problems with motor skills, senses, muscles, brain development, and many other areas. The expenses to pay for a life-time of necessary therapies, medical procedures, assistive devices, and home health care associated with birth injuries can be very high and very difficult for a family to afford.

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If your son or daughter has suffered as the result of a birth injury contact the New York Birth Injury Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas L. Gallivan, PLLC.

Client Reviews
Last year I was injured in an accident, and for the first time, needed the advice of an attorney regarding how to proceed. I was referred to Thomas Gallivan through a family member who is a lawyer in Massachusetts. I am beyond pleased with how Thomas handled my case. He was knowledgeable, professional, and although the case was not as straightforward as some, he used every resource to ensure a positive outcome. Thomas communicated with me regularly and I felt completely informed and confident in his ability. He expertly negotiated a fair settlement that I was very happy with. The entire experience was extremely positive, during a stressful time for me. Thank you Thomas. Melanie
My mom was the victim of nursing home neglect/abuse. I retained Tom and he provided great representation in a professional, courteous fashion. He made a very uncomfortable ordeal bearable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need of sound guidance and professional representation. Paul D.
Tom Gallivan fought for - and won - a settlement on behalf of my mother, who suffered terrible pressure sores due to nursing home neglect. I will always be grateful for his diligence and hard work, and for keeping me informed during the entire process. He will fight for you every step of the way. Trudy
Mr. Gallivan did an exceptional job representing our family during a nursing home law suit. He took care of every detail and put us at ease during a very emotional trial. I would very highly recommend him and his firm of outstanding professionals. Jane
Mr. Gallivan was the best choice I could have possibly made to represent me in mom's nursing home neglect case. He kept me informed & updated every step of the way & not only listened but acted on all my concerns. I would highly recommend him as a very professional, diligent, & knowledgeable attorney. Steve
Tom Gallivan represented me for a car accident I was involved in. He not only returned calls and emails promptly, his expertise helped me obtain a nice settlement. His compassion for me was heart-warming and much appreciated. Thank you kindly , Mr. Gallivan. Joanne