Carol L. Forte, partner at the New Jersey personal injury law firm Blume Forte, obtained a $1 million settlement on behalf of a young boy who suffers from multiple conditions, including cognitive impairment and seizure disorder. His conditions are the result of brain injuries he sustained during a mismanaged labor and traumatic birth. This case was settled for the full amount of the defendant physician’s insurance coverage.
There are a variety of traumatic events during the delivery process that may result in brain damage for a baby; which may be the result of medical negligence. It is a healthcare professional’s duty to follow proper procedure during the labor and delivery period, and to adhere to the standards of care accepted within the obstetric community. Included in these duties would be to identify and properly resolve potentially dangerous conditions which may arise for both the mother and child. One such condition is fetal distress; in which the uterine environment and circumstances of the labor become dangerous and detrimental to the well-being of the baby. If a healthcare professional fails to identify fetal distress, he or she may fail to act in a timely manner; resulting in injury to the baby.
Successfully proving that medical negligence caused or contributed to a child’s birth injuries is a complicated process that requires substantial experience dealing with physicians, medical experts, and insurance companies.
If your child suffers from birth injuries that you believe were caused by medical negligence in New Jersey, contact the knowledgeable New Jersey birth injury attorneys at Blume Forte to find out more about your legal rights and potential options. Call us at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.