The birth of a child is often a defining moment in life. Two otherwise normal people become parents, welcoming a new life into the world. Unfortunately, birth can also become a defining moment in the life of a child. Brain damage or other birth injuries can continue to impact and influence a child for the rest of his or her life, and the result can be devastating for New Jersey parents to witness.
There are a myriad of details that health care professionals must pay attention to and keep track of while a woman is in labor. Heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels of both the mother and child are all routinely monitored in order to ensure that adequate and necessary care is continued. But what happens when the results of this type of monitoring are ignored or not even taken in the first place?
Without careful and astute evaluation of the information that these types of vitals provide, newborns might be at unnecessary risk. Low oxygen levels can lead to brain damage or cerebral palsy. Fetal distress can cause additional birth injuries that require a timely C-section to avoid.
From cerebral palsy to brain damage or brachial plexus injuries, trauma suffered at birth can stretch forward and continue on, affecting a child's physical and mental ability to lead an otherwise normal life. Medical bills and extra care are often necessary for victims of traumatic birth injuries, leaving New Jersey parents in a potential financial crisis. We know what it takes to guide our clients toward just compensation on behalf of an injured child. For over two decades, we've dedicated ourselves to helping our clients find a much needed sense of justice for an injury that could have been avoided.