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Birth Injuries – New York Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC Fights for Families

Hold hospitals accountable for their actions. Contact NYC birth injury attorney Reiter.

Birth injuries are among the most upsetting medical malpractice cases we handle at New York City’s Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. When your child suffers a serious injury or dies due to a mistake made by a delivery doctor or surgeon, these medical professionals need to be held accountable for their actions.

That’s why it’s critical you contact us. Our experienced New York birth injury attorneys know how to investigate these complicated cases and have a strong track record of success. In case after case, we consistently secure large settlements and verdicts for families in New York.

This money enables parents to care for their children, especially if they have a life-long disability due to a birth injury. This money also sends a strong message to hospitals that such behavior will not be tolerated. Discover what we can do for you. Call (212) 736-0979.

What types of birth injury cases does attorney Jonathan C. Reiter handle?

Birth injuries cover a wide a range. Some of the most common medical malpractice cases we handle involving birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
    • Brachial Plexus injury
    • Erb’s Palsy
    • Klumpke’s Palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Bone fractures
  • Paralysis

What are signs of birth injuries?

You may have given birth and sense that something is not right with your newborn. Even if you think the birth went smoothly, a doctor or nurse may have made an error that wasn’t obvious to anyone. But there are signs of birth injuries:

  • Poor nursing
  • Seizures that develop within 24 to 48 hours after birth
  • An APGAR score of 5 or less at five minutes; 7 or less at 10 minutes
  • “Floppy” body five minutes after birth
  • No cry before the child is 10 minutes old (unless the baby has a breathing tube in his or her throat)
  • Prolonged resuscitation of the baby after delivery
  • If the baby must stay in the hospital after the mother goes home

Why should I hire New York personal injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

When you have a results-driven attorney on your side, you can take an aggressive stance against hospitals and their insurance companies after your birth injury accident. We know how to handle complicated legal cases from start to finish, including:

  • Carefully reviewing medical records for any inconsistencies
  • Consulting with medical experts and fellow doctors
  • Dealing directly with hospitals and their insurance companies
  • Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Filing a birth injury lawsuit if necessary

Whatever it takes, no matter how much work we have to do, we will not rest until justice is served. Helping families like yours during such a difficult time drives us to work harder every single day. Your case truly matters here.

People don’t want excuses. They want results. Contact us. We can help.

Don’t let hospitals or other large corporations intimidate you. Take a stand. Contact us. We can work with you to develop a strategy that addresses your specific legal needs. Best of all, you only pay us if you win. That’s because we work on a contingency basis.

People don’t want excuses when they have a legal problem. They want solutions. They want results. And that’s exactly what we deliver. Don’t wait to take legal action. A delay could affect your ability to be fairly compensated. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation.

Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to suffer financially because of someone else’s mistakes. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, today. We’re ready and eager to help your family get your lives back on track.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC

Empire State Building

350 5th Ave #6400

New York, NY 10118

Local: 212-736-0979


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Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.


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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.


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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.


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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.


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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.


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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.


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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.