Were You Or Your Baby A Victim Of Medical Malpractice During Birth?
Much can go wrong in pregnancy and childbirth. But obstetricians, nurses and technicians who practice in this specialty have advanced training. They have a duty to foresee certain complications, closely monitor the mother and baby, and take prompt or proactive measures at the first sign of trouble.
The medical malpractice team at Goldsmith & Goldsmith, LLP, has obtained notable recoveries in birth injury litigation, including a $7 million award for failure to diagnose a treatable condition that left a newborn permanently blind.
If you believe your baby was harmed by the negligence of medical professionals, contact our lawyers to discuss your possible lawsuit. Our Bergen County law firm handles cases throughout New Jersey and neighboring New York.
Pursuit Of Justice For Preventable Birth Injury
We have sued OB-GYN doctors and hospitals for injury to babies and moms from negligence in prenatal care, labor and delivery, and neonatal care:
- Cerebral palsy and other forms of brain damage from oxygen deprivation in childbirth
- Brachial plexus injury (Erb’s palsy/Klumpke’s palsy) from improper delivery technique
- Complications of gestational diabetes or pre-eclampsia
- Failure to recognize bowel obstruction or hemorrhage
- Wrongful birth (failure to identify chromosomal defects)
- Failure to identify correctable defects (e.g., heart valve)
- Failure to diagnose newborn ailments (weak lungs, jaundice, RLF)
Trial attorney Lee S. Goldsmith (M.D.) has handled several cases of failure to diagnose retrolental fibroplasia (RLF). Prematurely born infants must be examined by an ophthalmologist within 30 days of birth, as there is a risk of blindness if the baby is not getting sufficient oxygen.
Our medical background helps us identify errors in medical judgment, deviation from medical standards or negligence that led to an adverse outcome. Did the OB-GYN fail to predict a difficult birth? Was there a delay in performing an emergency cesarean section? Did the doctor, sonogram technician or nurses miss signs of defects or fetal distress?
Compensation For A Lifetime Of Special Needs
Birth injuries often result in lifelong disabilities that require more than $1 million in future care and accommodations, not to mention disfigurement and social and psychological challenges. Parents can also seek compensation for their own emotional trauma.
We are prepared to go to trial to hold medical personnel and hospitals accountable for these losses and hardships. Call our New Jersey office at 201-429-7892 or our New York office at 212-421-5500 or contact us online to make arrangements for a free consultation with our birth injury attorneys.