Birth Injury

The birth of your child should be a memory filled with wonder and joy.  However, for millions of mothers and children the birthing process causes a serious birth injury. 

Birth injures occur at a rate of 1 in 142 in the United States.  While moderate forms of cerebral palsy or shoulder dystocia may leave a child with very mild and easy to manage symptoms these and other birth injuries can lead to lifelong complications and medical interventions.

The most common and devastating birth injures and complications include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb's Palsy/Shoulder dystocia/Brachial palsy
  • Preeclampsia
  • 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


If your child has been injured at birth she may need medical assistance for the rest of her life.  The cost of therapies, surgeries, assistive devices and other interventions can cost your family more than you may realize.  Only an experienced birth injury attorney can properly assess the needs of your child.

If you believe that a birth injury has harmed your child please do not hesitate to call John H. Fisher today at 1-866-689-9692. 

I devote a substantial part of my practice to representing children who sustain preventable injuries during the birth process; I am an advocate for the disabled.  With offices in Syracuse and Albany I have helped parents from across New York fight for and win maximum compensation for their children's birth injures.


Long Term Care

Long term care is a reality for most children with birth injuries.  When you choose John H. Fisher you are choosing not just an attorney but a lifelong partner in the fight for your child's rights.  For me your case never closes.  The settlement of your case is not the end of our relationship, it's just the beginning.  I work to ensure that your child and your family have access to: 

  • a structured settlement so that your child's medical, educational and financial needs are met for life
  • appropriate speech, physical and psychotherapy
  • the best surgeons and other medical professionals such as neuropsychologists and the Campbell House
  • help though local community resources for the disabled 
  • respite care for caregivers
  • the supplemental needs trust. This ensures that your child continues to be eligible for government benefits.
  • help through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure that your child receives the best education possible.


If you believe that your child has been affected by a birth injury please contact John H. Fisher today.  The consultation is free and I only get paid if you win your case.