Birth Injury Attorneys in Kingston
Fighting for Victims of Birth Injuries
The injury-only law firm of Basch & Keegan LLP represents victims of medical malpractice in Kingston, NY and throughout the Hudson Valley — including cases involving tragic birth injuries and birth complications.
Birth Injuries Have Devastating Effects
The birth of a child should be a joyous event that marks a new chapter in a family’s life. But for some, injuries occurring during labor and delivery compromise this happy time. In the most serious cases, birth complications can lead to lifelong problems and even death.
Conditions that may result from birth injuries include:
- Brachial plexus injury, also known as Erb’s palsy
- Brain damage
- Shoulder dystocia
- Facial cuts, bruises, and paralysis
- Fractures and broken bones
- Loss of nerve or muscular function
Is Cerebral Palsy a Birth Injury?
Not all cerebral palsy is caused by a birth injury, but it is the most common serious birth injury. This neurologic disability affects muscle tone, body movement, and posture. Symptoms to watch for in a baby include developmental delays in physical milestones, floppy or stiff body parts, and abnormal posture. Another symptom is favoring the more functional side of their body for reaching, crawling, or other activity. These signs typically appear in the first few months of your child's life, but it is common for children not to be diagnosed until they are over two years old.
How Long Do I Have After a Birth Injury to Sue?
There are some special considerations in the state of New York that can extend the deadline to file a suit for birth injury up to ten years. Typically, you will have two and a half years after the day of the medical provider's negligence.
Contact Us to Schedule a Free Consultation
At Basch & Keegan LLP, our legal team understands how devastating a birth injury can be to a family — emotionally and financially. We dedicate our practice to helping you get the compensation you deserve following an incident of medical negligence, and provide the support and guidance you need during this difficult time.
This firm will fight for you and get results! We cannot recommend them enough!
“Above everything, John and Katie showed genuine concern for me and my family. It’s clear how passionate John is about his work and doing what’s best for his clients.”
I will certainly recommend Maureen Keegan in the future!
“Throughout the 2+ years, Maureen Keegan continued to persevere on my behalf, contacting doctors, etc. and continually informing me of the status of my case.”
Derek was extremely helpful and informative through every step of the way.
“Everyone in the firm was pleasant. Thank you for helping to achieve this victorious win! I highly recommend this amazing firm!”
Your first mistake would be not to call Basch & Keegan because they truly are the very best in every way.
“All of the attorneys treated me like family which is very important when you are injured. Derek Spada has become my personal friend and holds a special place in my heart forever.”
Win the Fight
Basch & Keegan LLP is a nationally recognized trial practice that’s been trusted by clients and colleagues across Upstate New York since 1987. Our Kingston personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of collective experience and have fought for over 10,000 victims during our time in practice.
When You’re Hurt
We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. From explaining your rights, options, and what to expect with the personal injury claim process to working your case on contingency and connecting you with medical professionals who work on liens, we go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.
At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.
Regardless of Who You Ask
We place an emphasis on personal attention, cultivate close-working relationships, and provide step-by-step support. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.
Our Kingston-based lawyers have deep roots in the community and a lengthy history of giving back to Ulster County. When the community needs us, we are always here to help.