Nerve Injury In The Delivery Room
What Is A Brachial Plexus Injury?
During the birthing process, the medical professionals present have a duty to provide appropriate and timely care to protect the health and safety of the mother and baby alike. This is true whether the delivery is straightforward or becomes complicated. If the baby’s shoulders get caught in the birth canal, and care is not taken to free the baby safely, the force used to complete the birthing process can damage the nerves that run from the baby’s spinal cord to the shoulder. This is called a brachial plexus injury, and in severe cases can result in permanent weakness or paralysis of the affected hand and arm. If you suspect your baby’s brachial plexus injury is a result of negligence in the delivery room, you may be entitled to compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
There Are Many Possible Birth Injuries
At Piro Zinna Cifelli Paris & Genitempo LLC in Northern New Jersey, we are committed to protecting the rights of mothers, newborns and their families who have suffered because of birth and delivery injuries. Brachial plexus injury is just one of a number of birth injuries that can result from medical negligence, including:
- Brain injury
- Nerve damage
- Stillbirth and neonatal death
- Cerebral palsy and hypoxic brain injury
- Cognitive defects and motor function
- C-section injury or death
- Failure to treat or notice fetal distress
- Injury to mother: failure to diagnose hemorrhage, pre-eclampsia or gestational diabetes
- Disability or disfigurement
How Our Firm Can Help
Attorney Richard Grodeck has extensive trial experience in handling complex medical malpractice and birth injury cases. We will identify the key legal issues in your case and pursue maximum compensation for your losses, including pain and suffering, medical care, physical therapy, nursing care, special services, disability or disfigurement, loss of life enjoyment and opportunities, emotional distress, and wrongful death.
Pursuing An Effective Medical Malpractice Case
If you suspect that your newborn suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence, it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. We associate with a network of professionals who can assist in building your case. Many birth injuries are not detected for months or even years. We will take an immediate and proactive approach to investigate your case and identify all responsible parties. Our firm will work aggressively to maximize your claim and recover the compensation you deserve.