New York Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Birth Injury Lawsuits

Experienced personal injury lawyers from the Lurie Law Firm, a trusted Manhattan accident law firm, discusses lawsuits related to injuries caused at birth.

Online PR News – 04-December-2009 – New York, New York – “When a doctor or healthcare professional fails to give the appropriate level of care during a pregnancy or birth, there can be horrific consequences," says George W. Ilchert, Esq., a partner with Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell and Ryan, LLP ( "There are numerous ways an accident can occur during the birth process. including a physician's failure to properly anticipate or react to certain complications, the improper use of birthing tools, and the failure to properly monitor the child’s heart rate."

Ilchert, who, along with the rest of the Lurie team are respected personal injury lawyers in NY, says that birth injuries and complications vary, as do the effects, but in the most serious cases the failure of a healthcare professional during the birth process can result in paralysis, brain damage, and even death. Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, bone fractures, and internal bleeding can all result from birth complications.

"Parents of birth injury victims have rights and deserve compensation for their child's pain and suffering," says Ilchert. "When a birth injury accident occurs, a personal injury lawyer should be consulted immediately."

Ilchert says that when a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional is at fault for injuries sustained during birth, a birth injury lawsuit can help a family to garner compensation that can be used to help pay for surgeries, therapy, medication, and other issues associated with treating the victim.

"When a child's birth injury is found to be the result of medical malpractice, it is imperative that a legal expert, versed birth injury, is contacted immediately to ensure that the rights of the child and its family are protected to the full extent of the law," says Ilchert. "Even if it is unclear whether a child's injuries are the result of medical malpractice, a personal injury lawyer can help provide legal assistance and, typically, the consultation is free."

Established for more than 50 years, Lurie, Ilchert, Mac Donnell & Ryan LLP, A New York City Personal Injury Law Firm located at 475 Park Avenue South (32nd Street) New York, NY, 10016, specializes in representing victims of all types of accidents including construction and demolition, falls from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs, automobiles, trains, and busses, babies with cerebral palsy and other brain damage, general medical malpractice, saws and electrical tools without guards, and slip and fall cases. For more information, call 1-800-679-4227 or visit

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