New York – New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyer
Tragically, many children are born each year with birth injuries such as brain damage, paralysis, cerebral palsy and Erb’s Palsy. These injuries are often preventable, and relate to mistakes made by hospitals, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals during pregnancy, labor and delivery.
Cerebral Palsy is a general term for a group of disorders that affect a child’s bodily movements. It is caused by damage to the brain that can take place during childbirth, when the baby’s brain does not receive enough oxygen.
The brachial plexus is a bundle of nerves near the neck that controls the muscles in the shoulder and arm. When these nerves are stretched, they can be damaged, and cause paralysis of the muscles in the shoulder and arm; a condition known as Erb’s Palsy. This type of injury can also occur during childbirth, when the baby’s shoulder gets stuck, and proper procedures aren’t used during delivery.
Parents of children born with birth related disorders are not only faced with the overwhelming task of obtaining the best possible care for their children, but are also confronted with the overwhelming cost for that care, which can devastate a family.
We will help you obtain the compensation you need to get the best possible care for your child.
If your child, or the child of a loved one or friend, has suffered a birth related injury, in many cases prompt action is required to meet legal deadlines and protect the rights of the child and his or her parents. We’re available at our New York and New Jersey offices to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.