An injury at birth can lead to serious and long term mental and physical disabilities.  Among the most serious birth injuries is cerebral palsy.  Many birth injuries could have been prevented.  John H. Fisher is a dedicated attorney who will advocate for your child’s rights and ensure that your child will have access to the best treatments and care not just now but for the entirety of their life.  John H. Fisher is located in New York but accepts cases from across the country.
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    Discover what you can do to prevent birth injuries in upstate New York

    A birth injury, also known as birth trauma, is defined as an injury to the infant before, during, or shortly after the birthing process.  Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most serious birth injury and can be caused by a lack of oxygen at birth. 

     

    Birth injuries can arise from the following complications:

    -Rupture of uterus

    -Placental abruption

    -Kernicterus (severe jaundice in the infant after birth)

    -Premature delivery

    -Failure to detect fetal distress

    -Waiting too long to perform a cesarean section

    -Giving too much pitocin

    -Misreading fetal heart strips

     

    Complications during birth can cause the following birth injuries:

    -Cerebral Palsy

    -Erb's Palsy/Shoulder dystocia/Brachial palsy

    -Preeclampsia

     

    Cerebral Palsy

    Between 8,000-10,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year.  20% of these babies were injured during their birth.  If your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury or if you believe your child has suffered a birth injury you may need a lawyer well versed in birth injury law.  Please call today.      

     

    Birth Injury Statistics

    When complications arise during your baby's birth a competent doctor or midwife will properly manage the situation, leading mother and child safely through the birthing process.  However, there are times when the proper interventions are not utilized, leaving your baby at serious risk for a birth injury.  Birth injuries occur in one of every 142 births in the United States.   

     

    Rates of Medical Malpractice

    Amazingly, 1% of US doctors account for 55% of all medical malpractice suits.  This means that if this 1% were not practicing malpractice rates would be cut in half.  You have the right to know if your doctor is in this 1%. 

     

    Helping Every Step of the Way

    My goal is not to settle your case, but to provide you with the tools you need to help your child flourish.  Knowledge is power and it is my intention to help you and your family understand your child's injury, no matter how minor or profound.  Once a proper diagnosis is reached I will work with your family to ensure that your child:

    -receives optimum medical care

    -is treated by appropriate specialists

    -receives all the benefits they are entitled to

     

    Advocating for Your Child's Rights

    As a parent of a child with cerebral palsy I understand the long term care your child will need.  My family and I have jumped through every hoop imaginable in an attempt to get the best care possible.  I am an advocate not just for him but for every child who has suffered a birth injury.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.  Together, we can work to meet the long term medical and financial needs of your child. 

     

    While I accept cases from across the country our offices are located in Kingston and Albany, New York.  I also service the following counties and cities: Hudson, Catskill, Poughkeepsie, Saugerties, Newburgh, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs as well as Ulster County, Albany County, Columbia County, Dutchess County, and Greene County.  John is licensed in New York, Connecticut and Illinois and co-counsel with attorneys in other states to help clients nationwide.

    Suicide Prevention

    The suicide risk assessment and collateral information gathered from family, police and treating clinicians usually are the keys to determining whether a suicide malpractice case has merit.

    Birth Injury

    An injury at birth can cause lifelong disability and impairment. However, there are treatments, therapies and surgeries that can help lessen the effects of conditions such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy and brachial palsy. An experienced attorney is the only person who can accurately estimate the cost of lifelong medical therapies and treatments. Please contact your New York birth injury attorney John H. Fisher for your free consultation. Mr. Fisher accepts cases from across the country and has offices in both Syracuse and Albany.


         
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    Delay in Cancer Diagnosis

    It is not uncommon for certain kinds of cancers to go misdiagnosed until the damage to the patient is either irreversable or requires extremely aggressive treatment. Around 12% of U.S. cancer patients misdiagnosed a year with the highest rates involving breast, ovarian and cervical cancer. Some medical experts estimate that delayed cancer diagnosis may actually lead to the deaths of roughly 10,000 people a year. If you or a loved one's cancer diagnosis was misdiagnosed, the delay could have lead to increased damage or irreparable harm. You may be entitled to compensation in the way of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

    Nursing Home Negligence

    Discover the secrets to finding the safest nursing home for you or your family member.  Discover why some nursing homes are repeatedly cited for neglect?  Learn why you read nightmare stories about the lack of care at nursing home?  Is the person providing care to your family member a nurse, licensed practical nurse, home health aide, or something else?  What is the nurse to patient ratio at your nursing home?  Get answers to these questions to protect your family member in a nursing home. 

    Undiagnosed Infections

    Infections are common and sometimes deadly.  Bacterial infections, ranging from meningitis to endocarditis, can have life-changing consequences in terms of permanent injury and even death.  Early detection and treatment of infections is the key.

    Heart Attacks Misdiagnosed

    Heart attacks are a common killer in America.  For some, a heart attack is sudden and unpredictable.  But for many, a heart attack can be predicted and prevented with treatment.

    How do you prevent a heart attack?  The first step is evaluating your history of symptoms and complaints of chest pain and heaviness.  If you have chest pain or heaviness at rest or at moderate physical exertion, you have unstable angina and you are at risk for a sudden and unpredictable heart attack.  You need to get to a hospital immediately.

    Tests, such as EKGs, echocardiograms and a nuclear stress test, can help evaluate the function of your heart and let you know whether you are at risk of a heart attack.

    If you have a family history of heart attacks, you should pay close attention to any signs of chest pain or heaviness, particularly if the pain pattern is unpredictable and occurs at rest or moderate physical exertion.

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