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New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyers

Strong advocacy for parents and children with birth injuries

Parents have the right to expect that every measure will be taken to monitor the health and safety of the mother and baby during the labor and delivery process. Sometimes, that does not happen, and birth injuries or maternal injuries occur.

If you or your baby suffered serious injury because of complications during the labor or delivery process in a hospital in New Jersey, talk to a medical negligence lawyer on the medical malpractice litigation team at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP.  If you cannot come to one of our convenient offices in Edison, Red Bank, or Toms River, New Jersey, for a free initial consultation, we may be able to meet at a location and time convenient for your family.

What is a birth injury?

A birth injury is damage that occurs as a result of physical pressure during the birthing process, usually during transit through the birth canal. (Merck Manuals)

Medical complications are not uncommon during labor or while delivering a baby. But modern equipment and training make the chance of a serious injury less likely, if the medical staff monitors, diagnoses, and resolves the complication efficiently and effectively. If a baby is born with a serious neurological or physical injury because of complications during delivery, there is the possibility of negligence or error on the part of a key medical professional attending the birth.

Our New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers have experience representing plaintiffs in birth injury cases such as:

What are the causes of birth injury?

Birth injuries can be caused by a wide range of negligent actions or failure to act by medical professionals including:

  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Failure to recognize fetal macrosomia (unusually large for gestational age or more than 8lbs 13 oz.)
  • Use of excessive force during childbirth
  • Failure to timely perform a C-section
  • Improper use of forceps
  • Failure to monitor

Birth injuries for mothers

Yes, mothers can suffer birth injuries, too. Often after giving birth, some women suffer in silence as they endure painful symptoms and do not seek treatment for them. The following are a few examples of how mothers can sustain birth injuries:

  • Continued heavy bleeding and fecal incontinence
  • Peritoneal tears
  • Uterine rupture
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Pelvic floor muscle injury
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

 

Who can be held responsible after a birth injury in NJ?

Childbirth in a hospital setting is a group effort with several medical professionals working together to keep mother and baby safe during labor and delivery. When any of them fails to adhere to the accepted standard of care for their specialty, they may be held liable in a medical negligence claim. The injured party (the plaintiff) must be able to prove that the defendant’s (negligent medical professional or hospital) breach of the accepted standard of care was the direct cause of the injury. The following medical professionals and healthcare providers who may be at fault in a birth injury case might include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Midwives
  • Hospitals
  • Paramedics/ EMTs

As birth injury attorneys, we understand that parents may be hesitant to sue their doctor, with whom they have a trusting relationship. But when their negligent actions led to your child’s birth injury, that is the only way to obtain justice and to make sure that no one else’s child must suffer the same pain and suffering as you and your child have.

We work with leading medical experts to uncover medical negligence

Birth injury cases involve complex evidence, including timelines for communications between the attending physician and the primary care doctor, monitoring vital signs, medications, and decisions regarding proactive measures. Our firm has earned a reputation for integrity and commitment to helping people recover the full and fair money damages they are entitled to for a lifetime of care for their injured babies. Leading independent medical specialists and life-care professionals work with us to help investigate and prepare the strongest case possible for full recovery of compensation.

Our NJ birth injury lawyers are recognized among the leading birth injury trial attorneys in the state, with a case record of successful birth injury settlements and verdicts on behalf of plaintiffs.

Fighting for your family after a birth injury changes your plans for the future

From offices in Edison, Red Bank and Toms River, New Jersey birth injury lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP successfully represent victims in medical malpractice and personal injury claims throughout New Jersey. Call our office at 732-384-1331 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey birth injury lawyer at an office near you.

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"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

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"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

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"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

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~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

~ Client

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~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

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"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."

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