Do You Need A Birth Injury Attorney?
If your newborn child suffers injury during or directly after birth, it can cause a lifetime of pain, suffering, and expense on the part of both you and your child. Raising a healthy child is demanding and expensive; raising a disabled child even more so. We know that you want to give your child all the care and attention he or she needs, but we also know that it may not be possible on your current salary and lifestyle.
If your child's birth injury was caused by the negligence of a medical professional, then you may be able to recover compensation to help with medical bills, home care, special equipment, and more. An experienced birth injury lawyer can help you obtain the best possible outcome.
Types of Birth Injuries
Common birth injuries that can lead to impairment or even death include:
- Brain injury
- Spinal damage
- Nerve damage
- Lack of oxygen
- Bone fractures
Other conditions that can arise from complications during birth include:
- Cerebral palsy: This condition encompasses neurological disorders that can impair movement, mental abilities, hearing, sight, and more. It is often caused by injury to the infant's brain during birth.
- Erb's palsy: This condition occurs when the nerves that control movement of the upper body are affected, and can cause permanent paralysis of the arms.
When to Call a Birth Injury Lawyer
If you can prove that your child's injuries were caused by a mistake or carelessness by the doctors and nurses helping with delivery, or if the injury was caused by defective medical equipment, then you most likely have a birth injury case.
If there was nothing anyone could have done to prevent your child's injury, though, then you probably do not have a case. We offer free case evaluations if you are not sure.
If you believe that your newborn child was injured due to medical malpractice, don't hesitate to contact Shapiro and Sternlieb at 732-617-8050 for your free consultation. We serve clients in and around Jersey City, Englishtown, and Newark, New Jersey.