When labor fails to progress, it is commonly referred to as labor dystocia. Labor dystocia, not to be confused with another circumstance known as shoulder dystocia, occurs often in women from all walks of life. It essentially means that the labor and delivery process is proceeding too slowly, as is evidenced by ongoing monitoring that […]read full article
Pregnant women are vulnerable to infection in the hospital during delivery. They spend long hours in labor, sometimes being prodded and checked every hour during later labor progress. Physical examinations to check cervical dilation and readiness for the baby’s delivery consist of doctors or nurses inserting fingers and possibly medical devices to calculate the cervical […]read full article
Children seem both indestructible and fragile at the same time. A six-year-old can fall off the jungle gym from a five-foot drop into the sand and dust off and keep playing, maybe after shedding a tear out of surprise or humiliation. An older adult is more susceptible to muscle sprains, back spasms, and whiplash with […]read full article
New Jersey Meconium Aspiration Birth Injury Attorney So much goes on at birth that the laboring mother knows or cares little about while in the throes of working hard to deliver her baby. While she braves contractions, the fetus also experiences the trauma of contractions, compression in the birth canal, and their entire world fundamentally […]read full article
Missed and Delayed Diagnosis, Surgical Repair Mistakes, and Other Types of Negligence with Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate According to the Centers for Disease Control’s data, one in 1,700 newborns in the United States is born with a cleft palate, a birth defect of the mouth. The deformation occurs early in a fetus’s development when the […]read full article
Who can be Liable when a Child is Injured Playing Sports in NJ? Many parents want their children to play sports to keep them healthy, help them form positive relationships, and learn about winning and losing to form their character. Studies show that student-athletes are more likely than others to maintain a healthy and physical […]read full article
The postpartum period is a precarious one, with limited medical attention and a largely unaddressed risk for complications. Of all maternal deaths, close to half occur within the first two months after childbirth. A Wall Street Journal journalist and first-time mother gave birth to a healthy baby, an outcome that every mother hopes for. Then, […]read full article
The possible causes of cerebral palsy have long been a subject for debate. A new study sheds light on its genetic connection. Cerebral palsy, typically associated with birth trauma from asphyxia (oxygen loss), brain injury, or complications from prematurity, has been in scientific news recently. Using human genome sequencing, scientists have traced numerous cerebral palsy cases […]read full article
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If a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider failed to provide adequate care for your child and they suffered harm, you can pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Find out about damages.
The statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit varies from state to state. The time limits may begin when your child's condition is identified, not necessarily when it occurred. Contact us for information that applies to your child's specific case.
Research published in the Journal Pediatrics found that 45 percent of pediatric patient medical errors resulting in harm were most likely preventable.