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Birth Injury Law Firm in Monmouth County, NJ

One of the happiest moments in a person’s life can occur when the birth of their child. However, the mother and child alike need focused and attentive care throughout the labor and delivery process. Almost 4 million births occur in the US each year, and each family expects that the doctors, residents, nurses, and other healthcare professionals assisting in the birth of their child have the training and experience to make the proper decisions during labor and delivery. Unfortunately, mistakes happen, and those mistakes can have serious and even catastrophic consequences for the baby.

At Cerussi & Gunn, P.C., we represent families during the most difficult times following a birth injury, providing guidance and experience to help you and your family through. The New Jersey birth injury lawyers at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C., have a reputation for proven results in these cases.

Why Choose an Attorney with Expertise in Birth Injury Cases?

Injuries that happen to a child during the delivery process can lead to serious and lifelong consequences.  Some of the most common types of  medical malpractice made during childbirth that cause injuries include: issues such as:

  • Failure of a healthcare professional to recognize maternal distress, including pre-eclampsia
  • Failure to diagnose and treat fetal infections
  • Failure to perform a C-section in a timely fashion
  • Failing to recognize fetal distress during labor
  • Failure to use or use of improper techniques to assist in the delivery of the baby
  • Use of excessive force during the delivery of the baby

An attorney experienced in birth injury cases can help you formulate a strategy to ensure that the medical facility and/or medical professional are held accountable for its/their malpractice. Our team can help with your claim arising from a birth injury and ensure your voice is heard.

Types of Birth Injuries

If the appropriate decisions are not made during the labor and delivery of a baby, serious neurological and physical injury can occur. Common birth injuries due to medical malpractice are:

  • Hypoxia – A medical condition occurs when a part of the body has its oxygen or blood supply cut off, thus causing cell death and damage to the affected area. Also referred to as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
  • Cerebral Palsy – A medical disorder that affects the brain’s motor controls. It has three subtypes:
    • Spastic – Stiffness and trouble moving body parts.
    • Athetoid – involuntary or uncontrollable movement of limbs
    • Ataxic – Problems with balance, depth-perception, and walking
  • Brachial Plexus Injury – Injury to the arm, which causes weakness in the arm, the inability to use certain muscles in the arm, and sometimes paralysis of the arm.
    • Erb’s Palsy – Type of brachial plexus injury that affects the nerves of the upper arm, which can include loss of feeling or weakness in the affected arm or even total paralysis
    • Klumpke’s Palsy – Type of brachial plexus injury that affects the nerves of the lower arm, fingers, and wrist, which usually results in total paralysis
  • Shoulder Dystocia – An injury occurs during delivery where the infant’s head and shoulders get caught behind the mother’s pelvic bone. This complication is dangerous to both mother and child, as the mother can end up with maternal hemorrhaging and uterine ruptures. In contrast, the child may end up with a collarbone or brachial plexus fracture, trouble breathing, cerebral palsy, or even death.

Experienced Birth Injury Attorneys

When your child suffers from a birth injury, you want to ensure you have a medical malpractice attorney on your side who has experience handling birth injury cases. If medical negligence is the reason for injuries that occurred during your child’s birth, like cerebral palsy or shoulder dystocia, you should ensure you have an experienced attorney.

If your child has suffered injury or death due to medical malpractice during labor and delivery, we can provide you with quality legal guidance. Medical malpractice is a challenging area of law, and the prosecution of medical malpractice cases, in general, should be handled by law firms such as ours that have attorneys experienced in handling these types of cases. At Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. we have the skill, experience, and resources to properly investigate andpursue the case.

How New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyers Can Help You

At Cerussi & Gunn, P.C., located in Monmouth County, NJ, our law firm is very selective regarding the legal cases we accept and prosecute. Our lawyers carefully screen potential cases before deciding to file a lawsuit involving a birth injury against a professional such as a physician, nurse, or other medical professionals.

This includes:

  • Detailed interviews with the firm’s prospective clients
  • Obtaining all medical records and diagnostic films
  • Consulting with the appropriate medical experts within the involved medical specialty

Our law firm believes that birth injury cases can change the way hospitals and doctors practice medicine in labor and delivery rooms. We want to make patient safety a priority, and we know how important it is for the injured child and the family of the injured child to be compensated for pain and suffering, medical bills, and future medical care.

Cases involving birth injuries are very complex and take more than a year to resolve typically. The attorneys at Cerussi & Gunn, P.C. who have experience investigating and litigating birth injury cases, will guide you through the entire process.

Our law firm’s attorneys with experience handling birth injury cases will work to ensure you and your child receive the compensation you deserve. We help clients all over New Jersey including:

  • Shrewsbury, NJ
  • Red Bank, NJ
  • Middletown, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Long Branch, NJ
  • Hazlet, NJ
  • Old Bridge, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Toms River, NJ

If you need a Monmouth County birth injury attorney, you can contact our law firm for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at (732) 936-9920 for NJ residents or

(516) 745-1300 for NY residents.