Bronx Birth Injury Lawyer

At Sokolove Law, our Bronx birth injury lawyers have decades of experience handling medical malpractice cases and holding negligent health care professionals accountable for the harm they caused.

We’ve recovered over $905 Million for the families of injured children nationwide. Find out if you may be able to seek justice on your child’s behalf through a Bronx birth injury lawsuit.

Why Choose Sokolove Law for Your Bronx Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Since 1979, Sokolove Law has fought for families impacted by birth injuries — and we’ve recovered more than $905 Million on their behalf.

Our birth injury lawyers in the Bronx have the resources and skills needed to investigate the cause of your child’s injury and hold negligent health care professionals accountable.

There are no upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Bronx birth injury lawyers. We only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Additionally, we have registered nurses on staff who can listen to your story and answer any questions you may have.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if our Bronx birth injury attorneys can help your family. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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Common Birth Injuries in the Bronx

A birth injury refers to a physical injury that a child suffers before, during, or shortly after delivery.

It’s estimated that 1 out of 143 babies are injured at birth each year in the United States.

Birth injuries can vary in severity, with some healing shortly after birth, and others requiring a lifetime of care.

There are many different types of birth injuries, including:

  • Cephalohematoma, when blood accumulates between the baby’s scalp and skull
  • Cerebral palsy, a group of disorders that can affect a baby’s nervous system and brain
  • Erb’s palsy, when the brachial plexus nerves near the shoulder are damaged
  • Facial nerve injuries or paralysis
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a lack of blood or oxygen to the brain
  • Injuries to the brain or brain damage
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Skull and/or bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Untreated jaundice, which can lead to kernicterus, a form of brain damage from a buildup of bilirubin

If your child suffered a birth injury, it may have been caused by a medical professional’s error or their failure to properly respond to a situation.

We can help you determine if malpractice or negligence may have occurred. Call (800) 995-1212 now to speak with our compassionate team.

Examples of Medical Malpractice & Birth Injuries

When a doctor or health care provider fails to follow accepted standards of care or makes a mistake, they can cause harm to a child, which is known as medical malpractice.

While there are different causes of birth injuries, many of these injuries are unfortunately caused by preventable medical errors.

Medical mistakes that can result in birth injuries include not:

  • Accurately interpreting X-rays
  • Performing a necessary C-section
  • Properly monitoring the baby during labor and delivery
  • Responding to signs of fetal distress
  • Using medical instruments like forceps or vacuum extractors correctly during delivery

At Sokolove Law, we have a team of registered nurses on staff with decades of labor and delivery experience. They can help parents understand if medical malpractice or negligence may be responsible for their child’s condition.

Kristin Proctor, Registered Nurse with Sokolove Law

“What I’ve learned from working in the hospital is what is supposed to happen during a normal delivery. It helps me spot the red flags or situations that could potentially cause an injury to a child or mother.”
– Kristin Proctor, Registered Nurse with Sokolove Law

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  • Determine if malpractice took place
  • Find out about treatment options
  • See if you qualify for compensation
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How a Birth Injury Lawyer in the Bronx Can Help

As a national birth injury law firm, Sokolove Law has decades of experience helping parents across the country pursue compensation for their child’s birth injuries.

If you have a case, our lawyers will handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your family.

Our birth injury attorneys in the Bronx can:

  • Determine if you may be able to take legal action during a free case review
  • Investigate your child’s injury and gather evidence to prove it could have been prevented
  • File your Bronx birth injury lawsuit within any state-specific deadlines
  • Negotiate a birth injury settlement with the defendants
  • Fight on your behalf in court before a judge and jury if a settlement isn’t reached

Working with an experienced Bronx birth injury attorney can help level the playing field against the hospitals, insurance companies, and doctors that may be standing between you and the justice your child deserves.

Let us handle the legal legwork for you and pursue compensation for your child’s care. Call (800) 995-1212 now to get started.

Our Past Bronx Birth Injury Settlements

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $905 Million in birth injury compensation for families across the country, including those in the Bronx.

Our past birth injury settlements and verdicts in New York include:

  • $8 Million for an Albany child with cerebral palsy
  • $6 Million for a child in West Hempstead who developed CP from untreated jaundice
  • $4.1 Million for a family affected by birth injuries
  • $3.25 Million for a child who developed cerebral palsy
  • $2.5 Million for a Bronx family impacted by CP
  • $1.99 Million for the family of a child with Erb’s palsy
  • $1.62 Million for a child with CP who had their umbilical cord wrapped around their neck

Settlement and verdict amounts are determined by various factors, including the severity of a child’s birth injury, current and future medical expenses, and other related expenses.

“After hours of labor, my daughter arrived unresponsive, with severe bruising and swelling on the back of her head. Thankfully, Sokolove Law fought for justice and the best care for my child. The compensation they secured for my daughter has been life-changing.”
– New York City Mother & Firm Client

While there's no guarantee of compensation from a lawsuit, our Bronx birth injury lawyers will fight for the most compensation possible in your case.

Let Our Birth Injury Attorneys in the Bronx Fight for Your Family

At Sokolove Law, we know the confusion and hardship that can follow an unexpected injury, particularly when it’s your child who’s been hurt.

Every Bronx birth injury attorney on our team has the resources and skills necessary to stand up for your family and pursue the compensation your child deserves.

Our birth injury attorneys in the Bronx have: 

  • Over 40 years of experience
  • A proven track record of success, with over $905 Million in birth injury results
  • Registered nurses on staff who can answer any questions you may have
  • No costs for legal services unless we secure compensation for you

Your family matters to us, and we are here to fight on your behalf. Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form for a free case review.

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Bronc Birth Injury Attorney FAQs

What is the average payout for a birth injury?

The average birth injury payout is nearly $1 Million, according to The Doctors Company.

Many of our birth injury cases have resulted in families receiving millions of dollars, which can help pay for therapy, medicine, surgery, home accommodations, and other expenses.

Various factors can determine the value of a potential birth injury payout, though there’s never a guarantee of success.

Who can a Bronx birth injury attorney help?

A Bronx birth injury attorney may be able to help you if:

  • Your child suffered an injury before, during, or shortly after being born
  • Their injury was the result of a preventable medical error

Find out if you have a case now for free by calling (800) 995-1212 now.

How much does a birth injury attorney in the Bronx charge?

At Sokolove Law, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Bronx birth injury attorneys.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if our Bronx birth injury attorneys can help your family.

What is birth malpractice?

Birth injuries caused by malpractice are preventable injuries resulting from a medical professional’s mistake.

Bronx birth injuries that may be caused by medical malpractice or negligence include:

  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Brain injuries
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Facial nerve injury or paralysis
  • Fetal distress or lack of oxygen in the brain
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Injuries related to the use of forceps or vacuum extraction
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Jaundice and kernicterus
  • Nerve damage
  • Skull fractures or bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stillbirths and death
  • Umbilical cord strangulation

Call (800) 995-1212 now for free help determining if negligence or malpractice may have played a role in your child's injury.

What is the statute of limitations on birth injuries in New York?

You only have a limited amount of time to file a Bronx birth injury lawsuit due to state laws known as the statute of limitations, depending on when you discovered your child’s injury.

Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to sue for a birth injury again.

Get started now before it’s too late. Fill out our contact form for a free legal case review.

Sokolove Law Affiliations & Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • New York State Bar Association

Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) - A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Areas We Serve

Our New York birth injury lawyers can help children and families across the state, including in:

  • Albany
  • Brentwood
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Buffalo
  • Cheektowaga
  • Hempstead
  • Irondequoit
  • Levittown
  • Long Island
  • Manhattan
  • Mount Vernon
  • New Rochelle
  • New York City
  • Niagara Falls
  • Queens
  • Rochester
  • Schenectady
  • Staten Island
  • Syracuse
  • Troy
  • Utica
  • White Plains
  • Yonkers
  • And more

Bronx Neighborhoods We Serve

  • Baychester
  • Bedford Park
  • Belmont
  • Bronx Park
  • Bronxwood
  • Castle Hill
  • City Island
  • Claremont Village
  • Concourse Village
  • Crotona Park
  • East Tremont
  • Eastchester
  • Edenwald
  • Fieldston
  • Fordham Heights
  • Foxhurst
  • Harding Park
  • Highbridge
  • Hunts Point
  • Indian Village
  • Jerome Park
  • Kingsbridge
  • Laconia
  • Locust Park
  • Longwood
  • Melrose
  • Morris Heights
  • Morris Park
  • Morrisania
  • Mosholu
  • Mott Haven
  • Mt. Eden
  • Mt. Hope
  • North Riverdale
  • Norwood
  • Olinville
  • Park of Edgewater
  • Parkchester
  • Pelham Bay
  • Port Morris
  • Riverdale
  • Schuylerville
  • Silver Beach
  • Soundview Park
  • Spuyten Duyvil
  • Throggs Neck
  • Unionport
  • University Heights
  • Van Cortlandt Park
  • Van Nest
  • Wakefield
  • West Farms
  • Westchester Square
  • Williamsbridge
  • Woodlawn Heights

Bronx Zip Codes We Serve

  • 10451
  • 10452
  • 10453
  • 10454
  • 10455
  • 10456
  • 10457
  • 10458
  • 10459
  • 10460
  • 10461
  • 10462
  • 10463
  • 10464
  • 10465
  • 10466
  • 10467
  • 10468
  • 10469
  • 10470
  • 10471
  • 10472
  • 10473
  • 10474
  • 10475

List of Bronx Hospitals and Their Safety Grades

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is a letter grade that scores hospitals based on how well they protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

When compared to an A-rated hospital, your chance of dying increases by 35% in a B-rated hospital and 88% in a C-rated hospital. This research was conducted at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins Medicine.

  • BronxCare Health System
    1650 Grand Concourse
    Bronx, NY 10457
    Hospital Safety Grade: D
  • Montefiore Einstein Campus
    1825 Eastchester Road
    Bronx, NY 10461
    Hospital Safety Grade: D
  • Montefiore Moses Campus
    111 E. 210th Street
    Bronx, NY 10467
    Hospital Safety Grade: D
  • NYC Health and Hospitals - Jacobi
    1400 Pelham Parkway South
    Bronx, NY 10461
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • NYC Health and Hospitals - Lincoln
    234 E 149th Street
    Bronx, NY 10451
    Hospital Safety Grade: D
  • NYC Health and Hospitals North Central Bronx
    3424 Kossuth Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10467
    Hospital Safety Grade: C
  • St. Barnabas Hospital
    4422 Third Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10457
    Hospital Safety Grade: D

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  1. Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. “How Safe is Your Hospital?” Retrieved from: https://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/search?findBy=city&zip_code=&city=Bronx&state_prov=NY&hospital=. Accessed on November 7, 2023.
  2. The Doctors Company. “​​Study of Malpractice Claims Involving Children.” Retrieved from: https://www.thedoctors.com/articles/study-of-malpractice-claims-involving-children/. Accessed on November 9, 2023.