A toddler who was born in 2014 during Atlanta’s snowstorm sustained damage to his spinal cord during a traumatic birth. As a result of that damage, the child’s left arm was paralyzed. Weighing more than 10 pounds at birth, the infant got stuck in the birth canal during delivery. Doctors were forced to assist his birth, damaging his arm in the process.
At just four months old, the boy underwent his first surgery. There wasn’t much that could be done, and it amputation was considered. Doctors and the child’s father ultimately decided to let the boy decide for himself when he got older.
At six months old, the infant underwent a second surgery. Following that procedure, doctors were hopeful that one day the child would be able to flex his elbow. Today, he is seeing an occupational therapist and learning to use his fingers. Doctors and the boy’s parents are incredibly happy at how far the child has come in such a short time. How much mobility and dexterity the boy will gain remains to be seen as he continues with treatment.
Having a child is one of the best days in the lives of parents. When doctors deliver the news that the child has been injured, it can be devastating. When this happens and the injury can be linked to a medical error or negligence, parents have the right to seek compensation for past and future medical bills.
If your child sustained an injury at birth in New York, you have options. Reach out to our team of experienced birth injury lawyers and let us help you and your family move forward with your lives. Call today and schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation and let us advise you of your legal rights or browse our website for more information about our firm.