Many problems that develop during pregnancy and most of the injuries that occur during delivery are preventable. With diligent prenatal supervision, your doctor should catch potential risk factors — such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia — that can result in a difficult and dangerous labor. Your doctor should also advise you when a Caesarean section is your safer option. During delivery, your doctors, nurses and hospital owe you and your child a standard duty of care that prevents mistakes and responds appropriately to a long and strenuous labor.
Founded in 1950, Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC represents the parents of injured newborns. Our New Jersey birth injury lawyers will launch a full investigation into the reasons your healthy baby suffered injuries and permanent disabilities.
Cerebral palsy describes a class of conditions that affect brain and nerve system functions — including development, movement, breathing, eating, speech, learning, thinking, hearing and sight. Depending on the type and extent of the brain injury, the disorder may manifest in muscle spasms, tremors, weakness, tightness, paralysis and organ dysfunction that makes performance of daily tasks difficult or impossible. Our attorneys investigate your case to determine if your baby’s birth-related brain damage was caused by:
The brachial plexus is the bundle of nerves that transmits signals from the spinal cord to the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. Brachial plexus injuries can occur if your baby’s neck is stretched to one side during delivery and can result in:
Long-term repercussions of a brachial plexus injury include scoliosis, muscle atrophy and reduced flexibility, strength, balance and coordination.
To recover for injuries your newborn suffered during delivery, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 973-366-3900 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. With offices in Elmwood Park, Dover, Mendham and Newton, New Jersey, we’re always accessible to you. We cover the up-front costs, and you pay nothing until we win your case.