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Long Island Injury Law Firm of Siben & Siben LLP
Siben & Siben LLP
90 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(631) 665-3400
Siben & Siben Long Island Birth Defect Lawyers

Long Island Birth Defect Lawyer

The leading cause of infant death in the U.S. is birth defects, with one in five infant deaths attributed to birth defects.  Over 100,000 babies are born annually with a birth defect, and around 5,500 of those babies do not live to see their first birthday.  Those that do live are typically left with long-term disabilities and sicknesses that make their childhoods less than enjoyable.  While around one in four incidences of birth defects are genetic, a full seventy-five percent are caused by medical negligence and medical malpractice.  Mistakes made by the hospital or delivering ob/gynecologist during birth can lead to hasty deliveries or excessive force during the birthing process.  Birth defects and birth injuries can also be caused by:

  • Breech delivery
  • delayed c-section delivery
  • failure by the attending medical professional to notice fetal distress
  • placental abruption
  • medical negligence
  • complications during delivery

The most horrible birth injuries and birth defects are those that affect the brain of the infant, and these can be the most devastating.  Bleeding within the skull and the deprivation of oxygen can leave the child with lifelong problems such as mental retardation, autism, and epilepsy.  Your Long Island birth defect lawyer can help you to seek compensation from the at-fault party, including damages for medical expenses, cost of future care, and other benefits to which you may be entitled.  Siben & Siben, Long Island birth defect lawyers, have historically won significant monetary awards for their clients.  All told, over a billion dollars in damages has been collected by Siben & Siben over the past few decades.  Siben & Siben can help to preserve your rights to file a suit for damages in your birth defect or birth injury case.  Consultation with your Long Island birth defect lawyer is confidential and free.