Fundamentals of Hearing Loss in Infants According to the World Health Organization (WHO), normal hearing range begins at 20 decibels for both ears. Anyone with hearing below that threshold has mild, moderate, severe, or profound hearing loss and is hard of hearing, depending on how far below the 20 decibels. The non-working part may be […]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
When a Newborn’s Skin is Blue in Color after Birth, it may be a Sign of Serious Health Complications Some babies are born with blue-tinged skin, gums, or fingernails. Normally, their blood becomes fully oxygenated after five to ten minutes, and the blue disappears. However, when the blue tint does not disappear, a baby may […]read full article
Delays in Diagnosing Birth Injuries & Possible Consequences in New Jersey Birthing a child is miraculous. The body’s production of hormones and contractions at just the right time to move the fetus from the womb to the outside world is an incredible human feat of perfection when all goes right. Unfortunately, sometimes all does not […]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
At the most basic level, all of the senses are used to connect a baby to their mother or father, an important formative attachment through which the infant learns. When a baby is born with sensory issues, however, their brain and body may have difficulty interpreting and responding to sensory information. When a newborn first […]read full article
Children injured before, during or after birth often develop cognitive and neurodevelopmental disabilities that require patience, love and resources from families, schools, and society. A child with intellectual, physical or emotional disabilities typically struggles in school or social situations, difficulties that continue into adulthood in many cases. Certainly, parents and siblings of a child with […]read full article
In the United States, between three and 20 full-term babies will sustain brain damage during birth. The potential causes of infant brain injury can range from maternal infection to placental abnormalities. One of the most prevalent causes of infant brain damage is known as birth asphyxia, which occurs when the baby experiences lack of oxygen […]read full article
Prematurity has been linked to a host of long-term complications, many of which result from trauma at birth. For children born premature, the immediate effects of a birth injury may precede developmental problems that arise years down the road. As evidence of this phenomenon, a recent study published in the journal eNeuro, discovered a connection between […]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.