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Compassionate Long Island Birth Injury Attorney Fights to Protect the Rights of Families Affected By Birth Injuries In Suffolk County, Nassau County, Queens County, and Throughout NY 

A birth injury can be devastating. It impacts the entire family. Birth injuries are especially traumatizing as they can have a long-term or permanent impact on the child’s life. The devastation of a birth injury is made worse when it is the result of the very same healthcare professionals you trusted to help bring your child into the world safely. If your child has been the victim of a birth injury resulting from the negligence of a healthcare professional, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Harrison Law Group, P.C. for representation by an experienced New York birth injury lawyer.

The attorneys at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. can help when the unimaginable happens. Our attorneys are compassionate, experienced, and knowledgeable. We will fight to recover compensation that is rightly yours. Our legal team will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you rightly deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case.

Common Birth Injuries that an Experienced New York Birth Injury Lawyer from The Harrison Law Group Can Help With 

When healthcare professionals are negligent while caring for a mother and their unborn child, birth injuries can occur to the child before, during, or after the child is born. We at the Harrison Group P.C. have seen the devastation that these injuries can cause. Some of the most common birth injuries we’ve had to deal with include: 

  • Asphyxia – occurs when the baby is deprived of oxygen for a period of time. For example, when the baby’s umbilical cord is wrapped around the neck during delivery. Lack of oxygen can cause brain damage which will have an impact on the baby’s mental and physical abilities in the long term. 
  • Brain damage – this can be the result of infections, oxygen deprivation, jaundice, or misuse of tools during the delivery of the baby. Brain damage can have long-term consequences on the child. 
  • Brachial plexus injuries – These injuries occur as a result of damage to the nerves surrounding the spinal cord. These injuries occur when doctors do not properly dislodge the baby’s shoulders when they get stuck behind the mother’s pelvis during delivery. The injury can result in the child being unable to move their fingers, hands, or arms. 
  • Broken bones – these injuries occur when medical professionals use delivery tools improperly. The baby’s bones, which are fragile at the time of delivery, may break as a result of the use of vacuums or forceps to forcefully pull the child out during delivery. 
  • Spinal cord injuries – spinal cord injuries can be caused as a result of undiagnosed spina bifida. They can also result from physical injuries during delivery as a result of misuse of delivery instruments for example. Spinal cord injuries can result in limited mobility, chronic pain, and paralysis. 
  • Cerebral palsy – is a condition that results from injuries to the brain. It can affect the child’s mobility, posture, and balance. It is often the result of injuries during birth. 

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Is your child the victim of a birth injury? Do you believe the injury was a result of the negligence of a healthcare professional or the institution they work for? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Harrison Law Group, P.C. Schedule an appointment to speak with an experienced New York birth injury lawyer from our law firm. We offer a free consultation for families affected by birth injuries. Learn about your legal rights and the options available to you. We’ll review your claim and guide you on the best approach to take. 

Our legal team is experienced in recovering compensation for birth injuries. We will fight to recover maximum compensation and seek justice on behalf of your family. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and get the process started as soon as possible. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Birth Injuries in New York

How long do I have to file a birth injury claim?

Birth injuries are devastating especially when they occur as a result of the negligence of the same healthcare professionals that were supposed to protect you and your child. However, it is important to get started on seeking justice for birth injuries as soon as possible. According to New York Medical Malpractice Laws & Statute of Limitations, you only have two and a half years from the date of the injury in which to file a lawsuit on behalf of your injured child. If your child dies as a result of the birth injuries, then you will only have two years from the date of the death of your child to file a claim for your loss. You should therefore seek the services of an experienced New York birth injury lawyer to get the process started.

Can a Child that Suffered Birth Injuries file a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Yes. A child that was the victim of birth injuries that resulted from the negligence of healthcare professionals or a healthcare institution can file a birth injury lawsuit of their own. They, however, can only do this when they have become an adult. In this situation, the statute of limitations will be postponed to the time that the child becomes an adult. That means that the statute of limitations to file the birth injury lawsuit will begin on the 18th birthday of the child.

However, you don’t have to wait that long to start the process. You and your child can consult with an attorney from the Harrison Law Group for guidance. Our attorneys will provide you with the guidance you need to make an informed decision. If you choose our firm to represent you and your child, we will get started on investigating the claim and building a strong case on your child’s behalf. We’ll fight to ensure that your child receives the compensation they deserve for their injuries.

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For over 30 years, The Harrison Law Group, P.C.’s ability, and desire to actively listen to you and deeply understand your experiences has set us apart. We aggressively pursue fair and appropriate compensation for our clients who have been injured in New York.

  • We listen because we care about your recovery and maintain consistent, clear communication to effectively express your voice on your behalf.
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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

A Commitment to Excellence & Solutions For You

Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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