The Mandel Law Firm defends the rights of the youngest and most vulnerable.

As a father himself, Steve Mandel takes a special interest in cases involving infants who have become victims of physician negligence.

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, surgeon, nurse, physical therapist, or hospital departs from accepted practice in delivering medical care, resulting in injury or damage to the patient. All medical personnel and institutions that provide treatment are subject to a standard of care that protects patients from harm.

Steve holds those who deliver substandard medical care accountable, representing those who cannot speak for themselves, and winning full, fair and just compensation for victims.

“Your problems are now my problems.” – Steve Mandel

For example, Steve won $350,000 for a client whose child suffered injuries during delivery, resulting in a condition known as Erb’s Palsy. With Erb’s Palsy, there is damage to a complex of nerve roots called the brachial plexus, which extend from the neck down through the collarbone and armpit. Resulting paralysis can inhibit movement in the hand, arm and shoulder. In this case, Steve won compensation for this child’s pain and suffering, medical needs, and rehabilitation.

Common physician errors resulting in birth injury include:

  • Failure to manage the mother’s weight gain during pregnancy
  • Prescribing harmful medications
  • Mismanagement of diabetic complications, or failure to diagnose diabetes
  • Mishandling of forceps and other medical devices, resulting in injury to the infant
  • Applying excessive force during delivery
  • Failure to anticipate infant size, resulting in traumatic delivery
  • Not employing cesarean section when appropriate, or delay in doing so
  • Oxygen deprivation

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These and other forms of medical negligence can cause birth injuries such as:

  • Seizure disorders
  • Mental retardation
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Lumpkin’s Palsy
  • Learning disabilities
  • Infections
  • Broken bones
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Nerve damage

Spinal cord injuries, including paraplegia and quadriplegia

The most critical consideration in a medical malpractice case involving a child is insuring adequate compensation for rehabilitative therapy and long-term care over the course of his or her life. The Mandel Law Firm will coordinate all the resources necessary to prove your case, win full compensation and provide a better life for your child.

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Contact us online, by telephone at (646) 779-1441 to speak with a knowledgeable and caring attorney. We offer free initial consultations, home and hospital visits, and evening and weekend hours by appointment.