Childbirth is a very special moment in every parent’s life. It can become scary and uncertain if the medical staff you entrust with your care make mistakes that lead to birth injuries – complications that cause lifelong issues for your child. These mistakes can be due to malpractice or negligent behavior. If you believe that your baby experienced a birth injury in New Jersey, you may be entitled to compensation for future care and expenses that your child may need.
What is a birth injury?
Birth injuries are harm caused to the baby at, during, or around the time of birth. There are many types of birth injuries and multiple may even occur within the same time span or close together. For example, a child may be diagnosed with a lack of oxygen at birth (known as HIE) at the same time a brain bleed (intracranial hemorrhage) occurs. This can be the result of medical malpractice and may conclude with permanent disabilities for the baby. Birth injuries are not always immediately known, however. Delays in the child’s development may not become evident until they start missing developmental milestones, such as crawling.
Statute of Limitations
Unfortunately, there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations. If you suspect malpractice occurred during the birth of your child, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible and know what your options are. This is especially important since the statute can be subject to change, and depend on factors such as the type of facility the malpractice occurred in, and the location. In New Jersey, you have 13 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Legal Help in New Jersey
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country. Our unique focus on birth injury allows us to provide both knowledge on the complicated medical aspects of these cases and the compassion each family needs for their case.
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Common Birth Injuries
Some of the more common birth injury cases our attorneys have handled include one or more of the following conditions:
About ABC Law Centers
The attorneys at ABC Law Centers have exclusively handled birth injury cases since the firm’s inception in 1997. Our firm has a network of renowned medical, economic, and forensics experts on our side. Our attorneys have been consistently recognized for their work in birth injury. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation, and we do not charge any fees for the entire legal process unless we win.