A new report issued by Kids In Danger (KID), discovered a strikingly lower rate of children’s product recalls in the last year. This leaves parents to wonder: are products intended for use with children becoming safer, or are the regulatory agencies responsible for identifying defective products simply becoming more careless with their enforcement policies? It […]read full article
Infants and children are misdiagnosed with astounding frequency, sometimes with catastrophic consequences. In fact, a recent study examining preventable pediatric medical errors found that diagnostic mistakes are the leading cause of injuries among pediatric malpractice victims. It also revealed that the types of injuries that patients suffer, and the exact ways that these injuries happen, […]read full article
If your child suffered a birth injury and you are considering filing a claim for medical malpractice in New Jersey, it is important to be aware of certain statutory rules that may affect your case. Perhaps you are unsure of how long you have to file a birth injury claim, known as the “statute of […]read full article
A midwife is a person trained to assist women in childbirth. While some choose to employ the services of a midwife, drawn to the benefit of a natural birth or more relaxed birthing process, midwives can make mistakes just like any other doctor, nurse, or medical professional. The specialized training and licensing required to be […]read full article
Maternity care should be among our top priorities as a society and yet we as a nation consistently fall short in this significant area. While there is a host of available information regarding hospital complication rates, there is little to no data related to childbirth complication rates made available to the public in the United […]read full article
When your child has suffered a birth injury or associated condition like Cerebral Palsy, detecting the warning signs is often a first step in the right direction. Modern medicine has provided a host of valuable tools and techniques to assist doctors in timely and accurate diagnosis of these conditions and yet, many times, they persist […]read full article
Wheezing is highly prevalent among children. While many children will experience wheezing on at least one occasion, this belies the seriousness of this medical situation. Asthma is the most common condition associated with recurrent episodes of wheezing; however, wheezing can be a sign of another, perhaps more grave problem in infants and children. Doctors must […]read full article
A new study investigating maternal complications during delivery found that there was a significant increase in delivery complications during specific periods of the day and week. Researchers discovered that the risk to mothers giving birth may be higher or lower, depending on when the delivery occurs. As a pregnant woman or someone with a loved […]read full article
As a parent, you know your child, but it is often difficult to identify medical conditions very early on in their their life. You may even have a sense that something is amiss but be unsure as to what is wrong. You trust your child’s pediatrician to recognize signs of a possible health issue and […]read full article
If you are the parent of a child with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), you may be wondering how doctors can determine the severity of your child’s birth injury and its potential impact long-term. Recent research has shown the efficacy of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict outcomes in children who suffer from HIE. Predicting […]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.