Dennis M. Donnelly, partner at the New Jersey personal injury law firm of Blume Forte, obtained a $450,000 settlement on behalf of a child who suffered birth injury due to medical negligence. The obstetricians failed to recognize the potential increased risk of premature birth after a pregnant woman was leaking fluid vaginally. Furthermore, physicians failed to properly monitor the mother and unborn child, as well as failed to take precautions, preventing the timely administration of steroids which could have improved the child’s outcome. The child was born prematurely and suffered severe brain damage.
Obstetricians and other medical professionals have a responsibility to provide their patients with proper care based upon standards established by the medical community. This does not only mean a medical professional must adhere to accepted procedure, but also have the knowledge and skills to effectively recognize and resolve various conditions which may pose a threat to the health and well-being of a patient. A medical professional who fails to take the necessary steps in treatment when presented with complications may be held liable for the injuries caused by his or her negligence.
If your child has suffered a severe birth injury due to medical negligence, you may have the right to pursue a claim throught he courts. Contact the knowledgeable New Jersey birth injury attorneys at Blume Forte to learn more about your legal rights and options. We can help you determine the potential merit of your case. Call (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.