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Long Island Birth Defects Attorney

Skilled Birth Defects Lawyers Serving Long Island, NY

long island birth defect attorneysFew things are as exciting as welcoming a new child into the world. With all of the stresses that go along with the process of having a baby, the one thing a parent should expect is the absolute best care from the healthcare professionals involved with the delivery. While sometimes a complication occurs during fetal development that is out of anyone’s control, birth injuries as a result of a negligent doctor or nurse is devastating to say the least.  Even with the major improvements in prenatal care and medical technology for pregnant women, birth injuries are still common. Long Island has some of the best hospitals in the country, but medical malpractice involving pregnancy still occurs. On average, 1 out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth injury/birth defect. Birth injuries aren’t always just dangerous for the infant. They can lead to complications for the mother, as well. If you have experienced medical malpractice during birth, contact a Long Island Birth Defects Attorney.

Common birth defects include (but are not limited to):

  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Damage / Brain Injury
  • Developmental Disability / Mental Retardation
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Intrauterine Growth Retardation / Restriction
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Erb’s Palsy / Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Untreated Jaundice,
  • Skull Fracture or Cephalohematoma
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Congenital Heart Defects of any kind
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Encephalocel Gastroschisis
  • Hypospadias
  • Microcephaly
  • Omphalocele / Exomphalos
  • Limb Reduction Defects

Birth injuries that are dangerous for the mother include (but are not limited to):

  • Poorly treated perineal tears
  • Post natal depression (PND)
  • Post-partim Hemorrhage
  • Ruptured uterus
  • Poorly sutured Caesarean section or episiotomy
  • Injury from tools like forceps

Many of these injuries can be very serious and even life threatening if not treated correctly. Palermo Law is a Long Island Personal Injury Law Firm dedicated to representing individuals that have suffered serious injuries as a result of a medical provider’s negligence.

Why Hire Palermo Law?

  • We always offer a free no obligation consultation.
  • We never charge a fee unless we win your case.
  • We provide personal one on one attention to every client.
  • We handle all no-fault insurance communications and paperwork for you free of charge.
  • We have over two decades of experience litigating personal injury cases on Long Island.
  • We have obtained numerous million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.

About Us

Palermo Law was founded in 1994 as a general practice. In 1997, Steven Palermo joined the firm and by the early 2000’s the law firm shifted it’s primary focus to personal injury law. Steven Palermo focuses his entire practice on Personal injury law, with a large majority of those cases being Suffolk County car accidents. He personally oversees every personal injury case that the firm handles. He brings to each case over twenty years of experience, numerous successful trial verdicts and a passion for helping Suffolk County personal injury victims in their fight for justice against large insurance companies.

While Steven and his team are proud of their record of achievements in the court room, they are equally excited about how their clients feel about their experiences with the law firm. The firm has over two hundred positive reviews from former clients on various websites such as Google,, Avvo and Facebook. Palermo Law takes particular pride in the fact that they have some of the best reviews in Suffolk County. If you would like to set up an appointment for a free initial no obligation consultation with an experienced Suffolk County personal injury attorney, feel free to call today.

Trial Ready Strategy

Most personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court at some point before a trial. Many personal injury law firms on Long Island don’t fully prepare their cases for trial when anticipating a settlement. This weakens their position when it comes time to negotiating a settlement. At Palermo Law, we always fully prepare every case as if it is going to trial. This level of preparation gives us the leverage to negotiate the highest possible compensation for our clients and puts us in a strong position should a trial become necessary.

Focused on Helping the Injured

We realize that being really well versed in any one area of law takes focus. Personal injury law is no exception. That’s why our Long Island personal injury lawyers only handle personal injury cases. Steven Palermo, our managing partner, has been exclusively handling personal injury cases for the last two decades. We handle all types of personal injury cases for the injured, including car accidents, slip and falls and work related accidents. We have never represented an insurance company and never will. We do what we do because we love helping people.

Free Consultation

We offer every potential personal injury client a free, no obligation consultation at any of our five locations throughout Long Island. During the consultation, we will discuss your case in detail and give you our opinion on the chances of success. We will also discuss our potential strategy and our process for handling your case. If after fully discussing your case we feel it is a good fit for our Long Island Personal Injury law firm, we will discuss our fees and give you the option of moving forward with us as your lawyers.

Contact a Long Island Birth Defects Attorney Today

We have litigated hundreds of accident cases over the last two decades. As a result, we’ve become very proficient in handling all aspects of accident litigation including no-fault and property damage claims. We know all the ins and outs of Long Island accident claims and will use our experience to make sure you receive full compensation. We handle all Suffolk county accident cases on a contingency basis. This means we never charge an upfront fee and only get paid if we win your case, therefore you should reach out to a Long Island Birth Defects Attorney.