The majority of childbirths in the United States result in healthy infants and healthy mothers. However, when something goes wrong during the delivery, it is devastating for the entire family. Perhaps the most devastating is learning that the injury was preventable.
Some studies suggest that as many as 97 percent of birth injuries are preventable if the doctor is in the delivery room. Unfortunately, many nurses and midwives get in over their heads when they work with mothers who are in delivery. Infants can suffer permanent damage in the time it takes to call a doctor into the room to assist with complications.
At Linnan & Fallon, we know that many of the birth injuries children suffer are caused by negligent doctors, midwives and nurses. As a hospital-based Registered Nurse, Attorney Charlene Fallon specialized in labor and delivery. She brings an experienced, knowledgeable perspective to birth injury cases. We stand BEHIND EVERY CLIENT, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY and Linnan & Fallon will fight aggressively to help ensure that the victims of birth injuries receive the compensation they deserve. We represent individuals in Albany, Cooperstown, Oneonta, Glens Falls, Hudson, Catskill and throughout New York who have suffered:
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb's Palsy
- Lack of Oxygen at Birth (Hypoxia, Anoxia)
Was The Birth Injury Preventable?
Women who receive regular, proper prenatal care are less likely to have children who are born with birth injuries. Diagnostic medical tests can effectively detect potential problems, so treatment plans can be put in place. When individuals contact Linnan & Fallon, we thoroughly review the medical records to determine if negligence by a health care provider was the cause of the birth injuries.
When you retain our firm, our team of lawyers will work tirelessly on your behalf. We expose negligence and help victims receive the compensation they need and deserve. Learn more about what we provide by scheduling a free initial consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 518-449-5400.