The birth of a child should be among life's most joyous occasions. Unfortunately, sometimes there can be a life-threatening or debilitating danger — to the baby, to the mother or to both. This can happen prenatally, during childbirth or even after delivery. Birth injuries can cause physical, developmental, emotional and financial damage to a family for decades to come.
At Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore, we focus on medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Our commitment to our clients — securing justice and financial compensation for their injuries and needs — has been the hallmark of this firm since 1940. Preparation, tenacity and dedication to clients have resulted in a track record that is recognized and respected not only in New York, but throughout the nation.
Birth injuries can take many forms and result from errors, carelessness, negligence — even inattention. Some of the words and phrases you might hear as you consider whether you or a loved one has been a victim of malpractice include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain damage
- Shoulder dystocia
- Forceps injuries
- Vacuum extraction injuries
- Facial paralysis
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Head trauma
KDLM has represented victims and their families in a range of birth injury cases:
- In 2013, Tom Moore represented the family of a 10-year-old girl who suffered severe brain damage when hospital staff members failed to properly monitor the child's fetal heart rate and then failed to take corrective action. A Suffolk County jury awarded Shannon and her family $130,000,000.
- Several years ago, Tom Moore represented the family of a young boy who suffers from cerebral palsy because no pediatrician or obstetrician ever examined him on the day of his birth. The baby was suffering from a strep infection that went undetected and untreated. The jury returned a verdict of $108,000,000.
- In 2008, Tom Moore represented the parents of a young boy who was badly injured by a doctor who improperly used forceps during delivery. The child was deprived of oxygen and the mother was significantly hurt as well. A jury in Queens in New York awarded the parents $19,600,000.
KDLM's track record of more than 120 million-dollar verdicts and over $1 billion in settlements on behalf of our clients includes dozens of birth injury cases. If a loved one has suffered a birth injury, talk to us. Our lawyers, medical staff, investigators and paralegals understand the challenges of bringing a successful medical malpractice action based on birth injuries. We will discuss your situation with you in complete confidence, and there is never a charge for a consultation. Call us today at 646-733-4072 or email the firm.