No matter how carefully you plan for the birth of a child, problems associated with childbirth can still occur if the doctor and hospital staff do not perform the right procedures. A birth injury can occur in utero, during childbirth, or immediately following a birth, all of which include a variety of causes such as:
Insufficient oxygen administered to the fetus
Delay of a cesarean section
Harmful drugs used during pregnancy
Head trauma experienced post-delivery
The effects of a birth injury can be permanent and life-altering for both the child and the parent. There are several types of birth injuries, including:
Brachial Plexus Injuries (BPI): The most severe presentation of this injury can result in compete paralysis.
Perinatal Asphyxia: Although this condition, which is marked by oxygen deficiency in the blood, can clear up completely, it can also cause permanent neurologic damage.
Spinal Cord Injuries: These injuries are often more severe than other birth injuries, and can cause paralysis and neurologic problems.
Cerebral Palsy: Up to three in 1,000 children will suffer this incurable disorder, which is characterized by muscle spasms, weak muscles, and lack of development of motor skills.
New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP Advocate for Victims of Birth InjuriesIf your child suffered an injury just prior to, during, or right after delivery, call the New Jersey birth injury lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP at 732-777-0100, or contact us online for a free consultation. We fight for financial compensation for families affected by a birth injury. Our offices are centrally located in Red Bank, Toms River, and Edison, and we serve clients throughout New Jersey.