Birth Injury Lawyers NJ
Birth Injuries Caused By Medical Mistakes
Many birth injuries are obvious when they occur. However, if the baby has a brain or neurological injury, the baby may not show any symptoms of the injury until almost one year of age. Birth injuries can be the result of the development of the fetus or, in some cases, the result of an injury during or after the delivery process. Fortunately, some of these injuries are not serious and heal within weeks.
While medical professionals are trained to deal with unexpected difficult situations during the delivery process, mistakes do occur. Injuries resulting in long-term impairment are often the result of excessive force or improper administration of delivery procedures. In these instances, disorders such as Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy are often the end result.
Cerebral and Erb’s Palsy
Some birth injuries may be permanent or result in neurological disorders such as Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is associated with oxygen starvation of the brain and can cause a number of developmental defects. Erb’s Palsy is the result of damage to the upper nerves in the baby’s arm, known as the brachial plexus, and can result in significant physical impairment and paralysis.
Birth Injury Legal Representation
When it comes to birth injuries with long-term consequences, the costs of treatment can be staggering. It is important to find the right legal representation, if you want to obtain compensation and assistance with long-term medical bills. Our medical malpractice lawyers have worked with numerous individuals and families in order to assist them with their medical negligence cases. Proving such a case can require extensive review of medical records and investigation of witness accounts, which is why you need a lawyer on your side.
New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyers
Since 1987, the law firm of Trief & Olk has provided legal assistance to a wide variety of medical negligence clients. If you or a loved one has a legal concern, please contact us to find out more or for a free consultation to discuss how our firm can help to resolve your birth injury case. Our law offices can be reached via telephone at (212) 486-6060 or by filling out our confidential online form. When you complete the form, include a detailed and thorough description of your case. We look forward to serving your needs!