The birth of a baby should be a time of joy. But if you have a baby who has been injured during the birth process as a result of negligence, you need to hire a birth injury lawyer in Newark, New Jersey. Birth is a complex process in which many things can wrong. Doctors and clinicians who deliver babies must follow the accepted standards of medical care, and if it can be shown that they did not, then you as a parent may be entitled to obtain compensation for your child and yourself.
The law firm of Maran & Maran, PC of Newark, New Jersey has more than thirty years of experience working with medical malpractice cases and can review the facts of your case to determine whether negligence was a factor in your baby’s injury.
Erb’s palsy and Klumpke’s palsy are both avoidable complications that can arise from a difficult delivery. Both of these conditions have similar causes and are injuries to the brachial plexus, which is a group of nerves that begin in the spinal cord in the neck that supply enervation to the arms and hands.
This damage often occurs as a result of trying to deliver a baby vaginally that is too large and that should have been delivered via cesarean section. Excessive traction or pulling and pressure applied during delivery to the baby’s head will cause these conditions. If your baby has developed Erb’s or Klumpke’s palsy or other birth injuries due to negligence during delivery, the law firm of Maran & Maran, PC of Newark, New Jersey is equipped to help you with your case.
Shoulder dystocia is the name given to an emergency that occurs during the birth process when the baby’s shoulder becomes stuck or lodged under the mother’s pubic bone (symphysis pubis) after the head delivers and the baby won’t come out.
If the physician or midwife does not properly deal with this emergency, this can lead to a permanent loss of strength, mobility, or a shortening of the child’s arm or even cause the death of the infant. The law firm of Maran & Maran, P.C. has handled many shoulder dystocia/Erb's palsy cases successfully and can evaluate your case to determine if negligence was a cause of a shoulder dystocia injury.
An injury to an infant’s brain during delivery can result in brain damage or cerebral palsy. This injury can be caused by a lack of oxygen to the baby during delivery or to head trauma to the infant during birth. Cerebral palsy may cause the slow development of the infant with poor coordination and vision or hearing problems. If you believe that negligence was a factor in your baby’s birth, consulting a birth injury attorney like Maran & Maran, PC can help bring you peace of mind.
If your baby has been hurt during delivery, call to schedule a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer in Newark, New Jersey today. The law firm of Maran & Maran, PC is based in Newark, but also serves Essex, Union, Bergen, and Middlesex counties and all of Northern New Jersey. Call us at 973-622-5303 and see how we can help you.