Families in New York rely on medical professionals for a variety of healthcare-related reasons. Because most people do not have the extensive medical knowledge that comes with years of study and training, they put their trust in doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to treat them when they are unwell or in need. While most of this care serves its purpose, there are times when medical professionals make mistakes that seriously injure -- or even result in the death of -- one of their patients. A victim or his or her family might decide to file a medical malpractice claim to seek financial accountability against those deemed responsible.
Expectant parents eagerly await the arrival of a baby for months or even years. When a baby's arrival is finally eminent, the last thing parents expect is to be told their child may have suffered brain damage.