Seek Justice With Help From Our Elizabeth Cerebral and Erb's Palsy Attorneys
Health care professionals involved in delivering babies have a special duty in the eyes of parents — to safely deliver a new family member. OB/GYN doctors, obstetrical nurses and midwives also have a very specific legal duty: to perform their jobs according to the standard of care in their community and do their best to keep the baby from suffering unnecessary injury.
Birth injury occurs when a doctor or nurse commits medical malpractice by making an avoidable mistake that results in serious fetal trauma. In such cases, legal action may be brought against the responsible parties in order to seek compensation for the birth injury.
The consequences of a birth injury often include neonatal surgeries, rehabilitative care, and — sometimes — a life for the infant that is different than it would have been if the birth injury hadn't occurred. This is especially true when medical malpractice results in fetal brain damage, cerebral palsy or Erb's palsy.
Because the consequences of birth injury can be so severe and can change a family's entire life, it is critically important to protect your legal rights following such a tragedy. Your family may need additional financial resources to care for your infant, and a medical malpractice claim may provide you with the compensation you need to properly care for your injured child.
Compassionate and Skillful Legal Help With Medical Malpractice Claims
The Law Office of Bailey & Orozco, LLC, is a Newark personal injury lawyer firm that handles personal injury litigation throughout New Jersey and New York. Our legal team offers effective and strategic legal representation, along with the benefit of the knowledge we've gained in our 30 collective years of legal experience.
Medical malpractice claims, including birth injury claims, rely heavily on testimony by medical experts. We work with a respected network of medical professionals, who get involved at the very beginning of any medical malpractice case to review the relevant charts and medical information. We use our experts' evaluations to help us make decisions about how best to bring the case forward.
Free Case Evaluation With Our Newark, New Jersey, Birth Injury Attorneys
If your child has suffered a serious birth injury, your legal rights may be the last thing on your mind. Even so, parents need to know that there are legal deadlines that apply to Newark personal injury cases, including medical malpractice cases.
If you suspect that a doctor's error caused your infant's birth injury, we encourage you to seek a legal evaluation as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule an appointment, which we can schedule in the evening or on the weekend for your convenience.