Medical Malpractice Attorneys Help Families Facing Birth Injuries Receive the Best Possible Resolution
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When expectant parents greet their new arrival, what they anticipate will be a celebratory event may be overshadowed by fear if the baby has been injured during labor or delivery. Questions abound concerning the health and wellbeing of the infant as well as whether the situation could have been prevented. As time goes on, concerns may surround whether the physician in charge could have done something differently and how the new parents will pay for unforeseen medical expenses. If you or a loved one believe a baby’s injuries are the result of your doctor’s negligence or malpractice, our skilled medical malpractice lawyers can help. When facing a challenging malpractice or medical negligence case, securing top-rated legal counsel is a must. The lawyers at the distinguished New Jersey personal injury law firm of Lomurro Law understand the challenges this situation presents and are experienced in navigating the complexities of medical malpractice law, bringing the knowledge and legal savvy necessary to successfully recover damages for loved ones and their families.
What are the steps in filing a birth injury claim in New Jersey?
If your child has suffered a birth injury during labor and delivery and you have decided to file a medical malpractice claim, the first step is to secure legal counsel experienced in medical malpractice, specifically in birth injuries. All the circumstances surrounding the mother’s pregnancy, labor, and delivery will be investigated and reviewed by your attorney. Review of the mother’s medical records will consider whether proper medical care was provided based on the individual circumstances of the mother such as whether it was a first pregnancy, the mother’s age, the size of the baby, if the mother was carrying multiples, and if she had Type1 or Type 2 diabetes/gestational diabetes. Test results will be reviewed and investigated to ascertain if the physician in charge ordered the proper tests and appropriate monitoring.
Types of birth injuries
Common types of birth injuries include but are not limited to the following:
- Fetal Distress (Hypoxia)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Kernicterus (Severe Jaundice)
- Brachial Palsy/Brachial Plexus Injury
- Brain Injuries Caused by Forceps or Vacuum Extractors
- Umbilical Cord Complications
While certain factors – such as the mother’s medical history, preexisting conditions and age — make the risk of some of these conditions greater, many are preventable with proper treatment and monitoring on behalf of an experienced medical professional.
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When a child you love suffers a birth injury, you want the best possible resolution. The medical malpractice team at New Jersey’s Lomurro Law have a long track record of success securing compensation for victims injured by negligence. Our highly recognized, skilled team includes eight New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, and two retired Superior Court Judges. Medical malpractice cases are challenging and complex. Don’t leave the outcome of your case to chance. Call us today at 732-414-0300 or online to discuss your case or schedule a free initial consultation. Serving all clients throughout New Jersey and throughout the U.S. with convenient offices in Freehold, Toms River and East Brunswick.