The Tragedy of Birth Injuries

Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice

Prudent, well-trained clinicians know that obstetrical injuries can arise during pregnancy, labor, delivery and newborn care, even in patients who are considered low-risk. For that reason, obstetrical care providers must be knowledgeable, well trained, and have access to emergency or “stat” intervention when fetal or maternal complications develop. When a fetus is deprived of adequate oxygen (hypoxia) or blood flow (ischemia), brain damage or death may follow.

We are committed to identifying the negligence that caused or contributed to these events. Among the types of cases we have handled are Erb’s palsy; stillbirth resulting in injury or significant emotional trauma to the mother; failure to diagnose and timely treat twin-to-twin transfusion; delayed C-section; and failure to diagnose Group B Strep infection. The Dennehy Law Firm has obtained major settlements and verdicts for infants and their families in birth injury cases.

About Susan Dennehy

In 1996, she began her own firm, the Dennehy Law Firm. The firm is devoted exclusively to representing patients and their families in medical safety cases. Her diverse legal experience for both sides gives her a unique perspective on the practice of medicine and the rules that regulate doctors and hospitals. 
Susan has lectured nationally on courtroom strategies and has taught trial skills to law students at Cardozo School of Law’s annual trial program. She is a member of the award winning TRIAL magazine publication committee and is a reviewer and author.
Susan Dennehy has achieved the “AV® Peer Review Rating,” the highest distinction awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®. The “AV peer review rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence…and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.” She is also listed in the 2011 Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers and is recognized as one of New York’s Women Leaders in the Law®, 2013 and 2014.

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