The birth of a child is usually the most joyous moment in a parent's life, but for some New Jersey parents, the day is also marked by tragedy. Negligent providers put pregnant women and their unborn children at risk in the delivery room, and it is often the children that suffer the brunt of the damage. Infant brain damage and other birth injuries can come about as the result of a variety of negligent or irresponsible physician decisions.
Despite the seriousness of birth, many providers fail to take laboring women's complaints and symptoms seriously. Even monitoring that indicates possible signs of fetal distress can go unaddressed by negligent physicians, the results of which can be devastating and last for life. Most often, it manifests in brain damage.
Whether caused by a physician's failure to provide a timely C-section or an injury from a forceps extraction, brain injuries impose an unnecessary burden on both the child and his or her family. Even mild brain damage requires extensive therapy and treatments, while more severe damage often necessitates round-the-clock care. For most families, the cost of caring for a special needs child is out of reach.
No child should have to suffer the lifelong consequences of a negligent provider, but preventing such injuries does not appear to be a priority for the New Jersey medical community. We take great pride in addressing the unique needs of families as we guide them through the process of seeking just compensation for their children's infant brain damage. Our Life Care Plans have helped families properly anticipate future financial needs while also presenting the facts of the case to a jury charged with determining an appropriate amount to award.