Circumcision-Related Medical Malpractice Claims in New Jersey After the birth of their newborn, parents must make many important decisions before leaving the hospital. One such decision is whether to circumcise or not. For religious, cosmetic, or hygienic reasons, parents may consent to their doctor removing the skin covering the tip of their baby’s penis. A […]read full article
Financial Assistance and Benefits if a Child has been Injured at Birth Childbirth injuries can be emotionally and financially catastrophic. A child injured at birth may have cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), seizures, or brachial plexus injuries that cause lifelong pain and struggle. Disorders resulting from birth injuries can make movement, balance, […]read full article
New Jersey Vasa Previa Attorneys Of all the birth complications that can occur during delivery, vasa previa is a consequential condition with the potential to cause severe birth injuries and death of a baby. The condition can lead to extreme harm to a newborn, namely brain damage and stillbirth, among other severe complications and permanent […]read full article
How does Birth Trauma Affect the Mother? Mothers who experience traumatic births suffer various psychological, emotional, and physical injuries. For some, difficult labor, tears, perineal injury, cesarean birth, instrument-assisted births, and stillbirths can harm a mother’s body, mind, and heart. She may have long-lasting effects that need professional assistance to heal all aspects of her […]read full article
Pediatric Nurses Interrupted by Phone Calls have been Associated with a Rise in Medication Errors The cell phone is a double-edged sword, as anyone knows. A ringing phone or pinging text message while driving can splinter a driver’s attention and create a danger to others, but the roads are not the only dangerous settings for […]read full article
Breech Baby Delivery Complications When a woman’s pregnancy nears term, her visits with her doctor typically increase. Both the physician and patient prepare for the upcoming birth, continuously checking on the health of the baby and the mother. In one of those checkups, a doctor may discover that the baby is in a breech position. […]read full article
Perhaps you worried when your baby was having trouble feeding and hung limply in your arms. A physical examination may have revealed weak muscle tone throughout the baby’s body. The doctor explained that further testing was necessary for a diagnosis of suspected hypotonia. So what is hypotonia in infants? What are the signs and symptoms? […]read full article
Medical negligence in the form of resuscitation errors at birth may lead to severe birth complications and injuries for newborns. Although it is a natural process, birthing a child is fraught with danger. The extreme physical changes a that a child undergoes in enduring contractions or squeezing through the birth canal can expose or exacerbate […]read full article
Do All Babies Cry at Birth? The first sign of life—and survival–is the sound of a newborn’s cry after birth. At least, that is what most believe is the anatomy of new life. And yet, not all newborns cry. A mother who does not hear her baby cry may worry that something is wrong, that […]read full article
If your child suffered an injury, complications, or a medical condition resulting from medical negligence, you may have grounds for a pediatric malpractice or birth injury lawsuit. Learn more.
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.