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Infant brain damage can devastate New Jersey parents

New Jersey residents may be interested in a medical malpractice case in another state that recently reached a verdict. Reports stated that the case was filed by the parents of a now 5-year-old girl who suffered brain damage at birth. The lawsuit was filed against at least one doctor and the hospital where the child was born. 

Brain damage during birth may warrant lawsuits in New Jersey

Having a child is one of the most joy-filled days of many individuals' lives. Unfortunately, if the child suffers brain damage during birth, the parents may feel an overwhelming sense of despair. If the injuries resulted due to serious mistakes or other negligence on the part of hospital staff, the parents may have cause to file a medical malpractice claim.

Forceps injury suit ends with $11.5 million jury award

Throughout pregnancy, a mother will visit with her doctor numerous times. At first, the visits are a month or so apart; however, as the due date approaches, these visits become more frequent, usually occurring once a week. The reason these New Jersey mothers spend so much time in the doctor's office is that they want to do their part in making sure that their babies are born healthy. In turn, they trust that the doctors and other medical staff will do their part to ensure a safe delivery and that if forceps are used, a forceps injury will not occur.

Jury awards over $11 million for birth brain damage

The majority of New Jersey babies are born in a local hospital. Their parents want it this way because they feel certain that this is the safest place for the baby to enter the world. Doctors and nurses are present, and the appropriate monitors and equipment are available. All of this is in place to allow for the newborn to be properly cared for as he or she is born. Of course, this is assuming that both people and machines do their jobs properly so as to avoid the possibility of the baby suffering brain damage during the birth process. 

New Jersey parents can suffer as a result of forceps injury

The birth of a child is an exciting time within a New Jersey household. Months are spent planning and preparing for the new arrival. In addition to planning the nursery, moms and dads also make decisions regarding how and where the baby will be born. While these decisions often include whether an epidural will be used, they often do not even broach the subject of the potential use of forceps and the risk of a forceps injury being a possibility.

New Jersey parents want to learn about possible wrongful death

Many New Jersey children take medication on a daily basis. Perhaps one of the most common reasons for this is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). After the child visits his or her pediatrician, a prescription is taken to the pharmacy and the appropriate medication is dispensed. However, if the incorrect medication or dosage is dispensed, the result can be devastating – even leading to the death of the individual taking it.

What if a New Jersey baby is born with brain damage

The day that a New Jersey mom finds out she is expecting a baby is usually an exciting day. Phone calls are made to share the good news, and plans for the nursery are discussed. Throughout the pregnancy, the baby's parents can't help but imagine what their child will be like as he or she grows up, what sports he or she will play, what his or her favorite food will be and even what he or she will be when grown. The possibility of the baby being born with brain damage is usually not something that the parents contemplate.

$20 million awarded to parents of child with brain damage

A mother cited better safeguards for future patients as one of the reasons behind her family's medical malpractice lawsuit. The birth of a child is normally a joyous occasion for New Jersey families, but the celebrations were cut short for this out-of-state family. They were recently awarded $20 million for their daughter's brain damage that she suffered shortly after being born.

Family set to receive $9 million for son's brain damage

Oxygen deprivation poses a serious risk to infants still in the womb and can cause severe and permanent injuries if not addressed in a quick and timely manner. New Jersey parents expect that attending physicians will practice the necessary amount of preventative care in order to prevent fetal distress and brain damage during the labor process. When a newborn is permanently injured because of negligent care, parents are often justified in seeking appropriate compensation.

Parents successfully settle brain damage suit with hospital

An out of state family recently settled an ongoing medical malpractice dispute concerning the alleged botched delivery of their son. The medical malpractice suit focused on the boy's brain damage, which was later diagnosed as cerebral palsy, a devastating injury with which far too many parents in New Jersey are already familiar. The exact amount of the settlement, though, has not been disclosed.

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