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Helping Children Injured During Birth
Childbirth is an intense process, and doctors and other medical professionals who attend at deliveries are highly trained to protect the welfare of the infants being born as well as their mothers. Unfortunately, sometimes they forget their training and take actions that cause birth injuries.
Not every birth injury is caused by doctor error, but when that is the case, compensation is owed to help the child and family cope with permanent consequences. At the Seigel Capozzi Law Firm LLC, we help the parents of infants who have suffered serious birth injuries.
We are proud to say that we are the law firm that recovered the highest medical malpractice jury award ever in Passaic County.
Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. We serve clients in Bergen County, Passaic County and throughout northern New Jersey.
Preparing for the Consequences of Serious Fetal Trauma
The possibility that your child has suffered a birth injury can be extremely painful to confront. While most birth injuries resolve themselves without causing permanent problems for the child, some can last a lifetime and/or reduce life expectancy. If you suspect a birth injury, it is important to have your child evaluated for signs of any of the following, among other conditions:
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia and Erb's palsy
- Brain damage due to loss of oxygen
- Neonatal infection
For more information on Birth Injuries visit our FAQ page.
Doctors, nurses, birth attendants (midwives) and other medical providers who are present during delivery are all required to adhere to specific standards of care in order to prevent birth injuries and other traumas. When they do not live up to those standards, they may be liable for medical malpractice.
Examining Whether There Should Have Been a C-Section
In many cases, birth injuries are caused by the doctor's failure to deliver the child through a cesarean section (C-section) procedure. There are professional standards for determining when a doctor should perform a C-section, so an injury caused by failure to do a C section may fall under the heading of medical malpractice.
We understand how traumatic the prospect of permanent birth injuries can be for parents, and our attorneys are here to help you understand your rights and pursue any compensation you may legally deserve. Don't hesitate to contact us.
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