Encephalitis or brain swelling is a virus or viral infection that can make someone extremely sick or die, especially for pregnant women and their babies, if left untreated. The arboviruses that typically cause encephalitis come from animals, like rodents and birds or insects. The virus is transmitted from animals to humans via blood carried by […]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
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
It’s a Common Misconception that Brachial Plexus Injuries only Happen because of Underlying Shoulder Dystocia. Many birth injuries result from the forceful expulsion of a baby from the womb to the outside world. Sometimes, the birth injury happens due to the disproportionate size of the fetus to the mother’s pelvis, and at other times, the […]read full article
Group B Streptococcus (GBS), also known as Group B Strep, is a serious bacterial infection that pregnant women can transmit to their babies during childbirth. While some adults have GBS with limited medical effects, Group B Strep bacteria is particularly harmful to infants. With this in mind, doctors often administer advanced prenatal screening tests for […]read full article
Twin Birth Injury Lawyers serving all of New Jersey Having one child is a miraculous event, but two? Perhaps even more amazing. While multiple birth pregnancies are a miracle of nature and more than ever, of science, they are also inherently more dangerous that typical pregnancies involving only one baby. In fact, having twins automatically […]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
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.