New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyers

ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers handles birth injury cases nationwide

New Jersey birth injury attorneys who are here for your family.

A birth injury diagnosis is difficult on your whole family. When something goes wrong at birth, your family must cope with lasting consequences. Birth injuries can include oxygen deprivation, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), trauma, and infections, among other issues. They can lead to lifelong disabilities, such as cerebral palsy (CP) and developmental delays.

It can become scary if the medical staff you trust with your care make mistakes that lead to birth injuries. 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.

The attorneys and staff at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers are here for you. Tell us your story. Let us help with medical records, treatment provider recommendations, and figuring out what happened at the hospital. There is no fee unless we win your case. We are here to listen and secure the best future for your child.

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Why should I hire ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers as a New Jersey birth injury lawyer?

At ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers, birth injury is all we do. Our team focuses only on birth injury cases. Many personal injury law firms advertise that they take birth injury cases, but may not have much experience with birth injury if they mostly handle car accident cases.

Our team has worked with countless families like yours across the country. Even though ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers is based in Michigan, we will travel to you and stay in touch by phone, text, and video chat all throughout your case. Attorneys at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys nationwide.

The attorneys at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers are established in the field of birth injury with many awards and honors and a track record of successful verdicts and settlements. Most importantly, our team cares about your family. We want to make sure your child has the care they need and the life they deserve. Let us stand by your side on this journey.

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Attorneys at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers have helped advise parents with birth injury cases for over 25 years.

We are glad to consult with you and answer your questions, absolutely free.

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Types of Birth Injury Cases We Handle

Our attorneys have handled many types of birth injury cases across the country. Every child’s situation will be different, and birth trauma can lead to several diagnoses at once. Our cases often involve these conditions:

How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?

Many birth injuries are preventable – and the hospital can be held accountable for failing to prevent these injuries. Whether due to negligence or malpractice, the permanent consequences to your child should not be taken lightly.

New Jersey’s pregnancy care needs improvement. New Jersey ranks high among US states for maternal mortality, and a majority of those deaths are preventable. These red flags do not bode well for birth injury prevention and ensuring families receive the care they need during prenatal care and childbirth. There are standards of care that must be followed.  

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to take care of your child. Let us help you ensure your child lives the best life possible through a birth injury lawsuit.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit in New Jersey?

There is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations (SOL). If you suspect malpractice occurred during birth, it’s important to call us as soon as possible. Birth injury lawsuits can take years to finish. 

In New Jersey, you have 13 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.

NICU Treatment for birth injuries in New Jersey

The NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, treats babies with birth injuries. The NICU provides supportive services, premature birth care, and breathing assistance. 

If a baby is diagnosed with HIE, most providers will use therapeutic hypothermia to treat the baby. Therapeutic hypothermia is also called neonatal cooling. Cooling helps the baby’s brain recover from the injury and minimizes the damage. However, medical staff must treat the baby right away.

If your child has a birth injury like HIE, your child will need to be treated at a Level III or Level IV NICU facility. Level III or Level IV NICUs provide the specialized care that a baby with a birth injury typically needs.

Here is a short list of several hospitals in New Jersey with Level III or IV NICU designations:

Resources for Families

  • UCP of Hudson County – The UCP of Hudson County, New Jersey, advocates for the New Jersey community and provides support services, respite care, day treatment program, recreation programs, and community integration opportunities.
  • The Arc of New Jersey – The Arc of New Jersey supports the community with inclusion efforts, educational opportunities, and events for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Special Needs for Kids in NJ – This special needs resource, which is sortable by county, includes professionals, schools, programs, therapists, and other opportunities for children with disabilities.
  • The New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities – An advocacy organization to ensure people with disabilities receive access to housing, transportation, and other support systems.
  • Disability Rights New Jersey – This advocacy group supports people with disabilities in New Jersey and ensures they receive the care and accommodations they deserve.
  • New Jersey Institute for Disabilities – Located in Edison, the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities includes a variety of programming and resources for both adults and children with disabilities.
  • 1st Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey – 1st Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey, located in Belleville, is a private school especially tailored for students with disabilities. They also feature a wide variety of extracurriculars, including adaptive sports and therapy programs.

Resources from the State of New Jersey

About ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers

The attorneys at ABC Law Centers: Birth Injury Lawyers 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.