Get in touch with us, Rosengard Law Group, to talk to a Jersey City birth injury lawyer. We believe that the arrival of a new addition to the family should be a time filled with anticipation and joy. We know just how devastating it can be to discover that your child has suffered injuries that could have otherwise been prevented.
We’ll give you and your child a voice and fight for your family’s right to compensation. We’ll hold those responsible for your child’s injuries to account.
The Jersey City birth injury lawyers at Rosengard Law Group have successfully represented many families affected by birth injuries. We provide compassionate and effective legal representation. You can rely on us to fight on behalf of you and your child.
Contact us today and have your case reviewed for free by a knowledgeable and experienced Jersey City birth injury lawyer. Also see: New Jersey Medical Malpractice Attorney
What are Birth Injuries?
Birth injuries include any type of harm that a baby is exposed to before, during or shortly after their birth. These injuries can have short or long term impacts. If you want to recover compensation for the injuries, you will have to show that they were a result of negligence on the part of the doctor or medical team.
Our Jersey City birth injury lawyers are experienced at handling various types of birth injuries including:
Traumatic birth injuries
These are injuries that are caused by the use of excessive force during the delivery of the baby. This results in placing excessive physical pressure on the infant’s body. The injuries caused can result in long-term consequences including cerebral palsy, seizures, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and intellectual disabilities.
Oxygen deprivation or birth asphyxia
This type of injury can result in infant brain damage or hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. If not corrected within the first six hours of asphyxia, the injury can result in long term effects such as cerebral palsy, seizures, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and microcephaly.
The immune system of a newborn is not developed well enough to fight infections caused by pathogens like that of adults or older children. Newborns can contract infections during pregnancy or during birth. They can also contract infections shortly after birth. Infections can be prevented by taking precautions such as scheduled C-section deliveries or the use or prophylactic antibiotics.
Birth injury or birth defect
Many parents are confused as to whether their child has suffered a birth injury or has a birth defect. Talking to a Jersey City birth defect attorney can help you determine whether you can seek compensation.
This is something that your child is born with and results from their medical disposition or DNA. Many birth defects are inherited. There is nothing that your doctor or their medical team would have done to prevent the defect.
This is the result of damage that the infant sustains before, during or just after birth. These injuries often occur as a result of negligence on the part of the doctor or their medical team.
While most birth defects are inherited, some can occur as a result of exposure to medications during pregnancy. For example, some anti-depressants and birth control pills have been linked to defects such as limb abnormalities, spina bifida, and cleft palate.
Doctors are also required to report abnormalities and disabilities in infants to parents before delivery. In some instances, a failure to diagnose a health issue in an infant can result in a preventable birth injury.
Talk to a Jersey City birth injury lawyer from our firm for a free evaluation of your case.
Establishing Negligence in Birth Injury Cases
Birth injury cases can be very complex. This is mostly owing to the medical and legal technicalities involved. One of the first things that an experienced Jersey City birth injury lawyer from our firm will do when we take on your case is to establish negligence. There must have been malpractice in order for you to recover compensation for your child’s injuries.
Our Jersey City injury attorneys will establish that:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship between the doctor and the mother.
- The doctor had a duty of care towards the mother and the child.
- The doctor’s or other medical staff’s actions (or lack thereof) were in breach of their duty of care to the mother and the child.
- The injury was a result of the misconduct of the doctor or medical staff.
If you suspect that the injury your child suffered during the birthing process was a result of negligence on the part of the doctors or their medical team, you should get in touch with us. We’ll review the circumstances of your case in detail and carry out investigations to gather more evidence to support your claim. You can rely on our experience, knowledge and vast network to uncover the truth.
How Long Do I Have to File a Jersey City Birth Injury Lawsuit
If you suspect that your child’s injury is a result of negligence, get in touch with us as soon as possible to talk to a Jersey City birth injury lawyer. According to New Jersey law, birth injury lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of the injury or within two years of the date on which the injury should have been reasonably discovered.
If the injuries resulted in the death of your child, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties. These lawsuits must be filed within two years of the death of your child.
Hire a Jersey City Birth Injury Lawyer
Our New Jersey birth injury lawyers will work with dedication to alleviate the suffering that your family is going through. We provide compassionate and effective legal representation for families dealing with the effects of birth injuries caused by the negligence of health care providers. You can rely on our experience, knowledge, and resources to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your child’s injuries and uncover the truth. We’ll fight on your child’s behalf to obtain compensation to help you and your family for the long term.
Contact us today for a free evaluation of your claim.