NY Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Attorneys

Can I File a NY Birth Injury Claim for My Baby's Injury?

A subconjunctival hemorrhage is minor bleeding in the whites of the eyes. It's caused by the breakage of tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva, the clear membrane that lines the whites of the eyes. It may show up as a triangular patch of red in the white of the eye, or as a ring of red around the iris. After a while, the blood may fade and change colors to purple or yellow, like a bruise.

Subconjunctival hemorrhage is common in newborn babies because birth puts a lot of pressure on a baby's body. It is also commonly caused by forceps and vacuum delivery, both of which can cause extra trauma to the baby during the birthing process because of their extra physical force. It may look frightening to the parents of a newborn baby, but it it should go away in about ten days with no permanent damage. However, because it's a sign of physical trauma, a subconjunctival hemorrhage may be present in addition to other, more serious birth injuries caused by external forces on a baby, such as facial paralysis or Erb's Palsy.

Birth Injuries & Medical Malpractice in NY

All medical professionals and organizations owe their patients care that meets basic professional standards. When they don't live up to that obligation, due to bad decisions, carelessness or inaction, they may be committing medical malpractice. And when medical malpractice causes a serious injury to a newborn baby, the resulting injuries are birth injuries. If you believe your family suffered a subconjunctival hemorrhage or another birth injury as a result of negligent decisions by medical professionals, you have the right to hold them legally responsible for the results.

The attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP can help. We are a personal injury law firm in New York City, specializing in representing victims of birth injuries, medical malpractice and other accidents caused by someone else's negligence. We have decades of experience in the complicated issues surrounding medical malpractice cases, including legal and medical expertise in all of the most common birth injuries. We're proud to be able to say we've won tens of millions of dollars for injured babies and their families. That's money that can help our clients support themselves after a serious injury; get the medical treatment they need; and compensate them for a permanent, irreversible disability.

If your baby suffered a subconjunctival hemorrhage or another birth injury because of a doctor's carelessness, you have the right to hold that doctor responsible for the results. For a free consultation with a New York birth injury attorney, call Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986-7353 today.

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