When a child suffers a birth injury due to the negligence of attending medical professionals, the child’s family may be able to seek compensation for damages in a lawsuit against the responsible parties. Damages in these cases can be wide-ranging and include pain and suffering, permanency of injury and the cost of future medical care, among others. Birth injuries can have many causes, but when they are the result of inadequate or substandard care by health care providers, the responsible parties may be held liable and compensation may be sought for damages and to provide for the cost of care of the injured child into the future. The Reinartz Law Firm, New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyers, can assist during this difficult time.
About Birth Injuries in Bergen County, New Jersey
Lawsuits involving birth injuries caused by medical negligence fall under the legal practice area known as medical malpractice. Often, birth injury cases deal directly with the conduct of healthcare professionals during the delivery of the child. However, other cases deal with problems and issues during the pregnancy, or a failure to identity potential birth defects and diseases. The following are just a few examples of medical malpractice cases involving wrongful birth and delivery room malpractice:
- Chemical Birth Defects
- Inadequate Prenatal Screening
- Brain Damage
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Spina Bifida
- Tay-Sachs Disease
- Down Syndrome
Neonatal Care and Labor & Delivery:
- Failure to perform a C-Section
- Brachial Plexus Injury (Klumpke’s Palsy and Erb’s Palsy)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Jaundice (Hyperbilirubinemia/Kernicterus)
- Fetal Distress
- Premature Delivery
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Wrongful Death
For more information see our Overview of Birth Injury Claims page.
How The Reinartz Law Firm Can Help
At the Reinartz Law Firm, we are experienced and aggressive New Jersey birth injury lawyers. We assist clients in determining the medical attention, therapy, home healthcare, and specialty services that the child will need throughout his or her life. We will perform a thorough investigation to determine how the child’s condition came about and work tirelessly to pursue just financial compensation to benefit the child. In these cases, the firm utilizes the services of all necessary medical expert witnesses to build a case, and every case accepted by the firm is prepared as if it will be tried before a court of law.
The New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyers at the Reinartz Law Firm are committed to helping victims and families affected by birth injuries. Please call (201) 289-8614 or contact us online for a confidential and free consultation.