Robert A. Solomon, P.C.
800-469-6476
Two Offices Serving New York & New Jersey

Birth Injury Archives

Why are birth-related injuries on the rise?

The pregnancy process can be filled with excitement for families in New Jersey. And, with each doctor's appointment, the expecting mother gets closer and closer to giving birth. While labor and delivery can present some problems, many expecting mothers trust their doctors and medical team when it comes to prenatal care and steps to take during the birthing process. However, doctors are human and thus prone to human errors. And, when errors are made during the birthing process, this could result in birth injuries to the mother and newborn.

Navigating a birth injury action

From the moment a woman finds out she is pregnant until she gives birth, there are many moments when she considers many "what ifs." Although it is likely that the pregnancy will be normal and have no issues or concerns, the fact of the matter is that health problems could arise, resulting in medical interventions for both the mother and the baby. In order to make sure a healthy delivery occurs, medical professionals are not only tasked with uncovering these problems, but also taking measures to ensure both mother and baby are safe. Failure to do so could cause one or both of them to suffer birth-related injuries.

Causes and Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries

For every parent, the day they bring their child into the world is a day to remember. After months of expecting, many new parents remember the days as a life-changing event that will forever divide their lives into "before," and "after." For most parents, the day their child arrives is a happy day. 

Birth injuries resulting in maternal death

Expecting mothers in New Jersey and elsewhere have much exciting for the upcoming arrival of their baby. However, expecting mothers also have many concerns. There is a common understanding that complications could occur. These complications could impact the life of the newborn as well as the mother delivering the baby. Although complications are possible, they are also often considered unpreventable. In contrast, medical errors and mistakes are considered preventable. When a medical mistake leads to a birth injury, this could compromise the health and even the life of a newborn or the mother.

What are birth injuries commonly suffered by a newborn?

From the moment a woman finds out she is pregnant until she gives birth to her child, there are many worries and concerns on her mind. Her health and wellbeing are continually monitored during the pregnancy as the baby grows and progresses. The health and development of the baby are also continually monitored, ensuring actions are taken if any health issues arise. However, even if a woman has a perfectly normal and healthy pregnancy, this does not mean problems could not arise during labor and delivery.

Understanding the effect of birth injuries

Preparing to have a child in New Jersey is an exciting time. Even when emotions are running high, mother's-to-be are often focused on the positives. This means they are anxiously awaiting their little bundle of joy. Although they are likely aware of the potential complications with labor and delivery, it is hard to accept them, even when they do occur. Hearing that a newborn has suffered a birth injury is a very difficult to process. It can also be challenging to think and consider how this could possibly happen. One answer is that medical negligent is to blame.

What are the risks of a birth trauma?

As previously discussed, expecting New Jersey mothers do not expect anything to go wrong during the labor and delivery process. While it is important to understand that the unexpected could happen and unavoidable issues could come up, a mother generally expects both herself and her baby to be fine. Unfortunately, medical professionals can make mistakes, such as not taking action in time, taking the wrong action or failing to notice something is wrong.

Understanding birth injuries to mothers and babies

When preparing to give birth, a New Jersey mother will likely devise a birth plan. While this is what a mother hopes her labor and delivery will entail, the reality is that a lot of the unexpected could occur in a birthing room. In some cases, errors could have been made during pregnancy when a doctor advised a mother to take a certain prescription or do certain things. However, some mistakes are made during the delivery room. These acts could result in harms to the mother or the baby in the form of a birth injury.

What is facial nerve palsy?

New parent or not, bringing a child into New Jersey is an exciting and scary time. When a mother is in labor, she is likely concerned about the process, as complications could happen. Even when a pregnancy was healthy and went well, issues could present themselves during the delivery of the baby. If a medical provider does not act appropriately when these issues come about, the newborn could suffer a birth injury.

How could a birth injury impact a child later in life?

An injury can have a lasting impact on a victim. While this may not always be physical, there are some types of injuries that could result in a victim living with challenges or health problems for the rest of his or her life. Consider a birth injury, for example. The eventful and joyous time of bringing new life into the world could turn tragic when medical errors are made during pregnancy, labor and delivery. While the immediate harms are likely seen shortly after the birth injury occurred, it is possible to have a birth injury cause additional health issues down the line.

Email Us For A Response

Start Rebuilding Here

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Contact Robert A. Solomon, P.C. |

MetroLaw.com
91 Pacific Street
Newark, NJ 07105

Toll Free: 866-638-7652
Phone: 973-344-6587
Fax: 973-344-7604
Newark, NJ Office Location

Robert A. Solomon, P.C.
3309 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312

Toll Free: 866-638-7652
Phone: 718-984-2626
Fax: 718-984-5820
Staten Island Law Office