Birth Injury Attorneys in New Jersey
Medical Malpractice Lawyers Helping You and Your Child Have a More Comfortable Life Throughout New Jersey
We became lawyers because we wanted to help people. That sentiment is never more true than when we are representing parents who are caring for a child with health problems or developmental disabilities. At Team Law, we have seen, firsthand, the emotional and physical toll birth injuries can take on parents and child alike. Raising children is an expensive, sometimes exhausting labor of love, and even more so when the child has health problems.
The New Jersey birth injury lawyers at Team Law have more than 60 years of experience helping the parents of children with Erb’s Palsy and other birth injuries receive the justice they deserve as well as financial assistance for long-term medical care costs.
Birth injuries occur due to a healthcare professional’s negligence before, during, or just after birth. Although many birth injuries are minor and clear up on their own, there are also birth injuries that cause long-term effects and may even be fatal. When these types of birth injuries occur, the birth injury lawyers at Team Law are prepared to build your case and help win maximum compensation on your family’s behalf to cover your child’s healthcare costs and more.
Common Birth Injuries NJ
Team Law personal injury attorneys have a thorough understanding of birth injury law that can only come from years of experience working with parents in similar situations. Our compassionate, knowledgeable legal team will work tirelessly to prove medical malpractice and help you and your child have a more comfortable life.
Some of the most common severe birth injuries caused by medical malpractice include, but are not limited to:
Erb’s palsy– Erb’s palsy is caused by excessive pulling on the head, neck, or shoulders during a difficult childbirth. With shoulder dystocia, it is the result of difficulty delivering a baby’s shoulders soon after the head. Depending on severity, Erb’s palsy may require rehabilitative therapy or surgery.
Obstetrical brachial plexus palsy- One of the most common causes of brachial plexus palsy is shoulder dystocia. The brachial plexus is a collection of nerves located in the body’s shoulders, arms, and spine; shoulder dystocia can cause these nerves to stretch or tear, resulting in nerve damage.
Cerebral palsy– This injury is the result of a baby’s brain being deprived of oxygen during childbirth. Cerebral palsy causes muscle spasm and severe weakness and inhibits the development of motor skills. There is no cure for cerebral palsy, and it typically requires treatment throughout adulthood. Children with cerebral palsy typically require lifetime medical attention and therapy.
Brain and spinal cord damage– These injuries can be very severe and are typically the result of nerve tears or damage from improper use of forceps. Brain and/or spinal damage can cause neurological problems or paralysis in the child.
Facial paralysis– A newborn can experience facial paralysis when the doctor puts too much pressure on its face or improperly uses forceps during childbirth.
Experienced Birth Injury Attorneys Helping Families Throughout New Jersey
In birth injury lawsuits, it is very important that there is evidence that medical malpractice caused your child’s injury. Your NJ medical malpractice attorney at Team Law will build your case by working with professionals in neurology, neuropsychology and child development. We know that your child’s birth injury may cause a burden, both emotionally and financially. The NJ birth injury attorneys at Team Law are here to help relieve these burdens.
Why should I seek legal counsel if my child has a severe birth injury?
Determine whether medical malpractice was the cause of your child’s injury.
Hold the negligent medical professionals responsible, and help prevent further birth injuries.
Receive compensation to offset the long-term costs of your child’s birth injury treatment and/or therapy.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Experienced Birth Injury Lawyers Today
If your child suffered a severe birth injury and is experiencing long-term effects, it is possible they were the victim of medical malpractice. Do not hesitate to seek legal assistance. Call (732) 388-5454 today or fill out our contact form to schedule your free consultation with the renowned medical malpractice attorneys at Team Law.