New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyer

New Jersey Birth Injury Attorney

Fighting For Birth Injury Victims in New Jersey

The birth of a child is a momentous event, filled with joy and expectation. However, the consequences can be devastating when complications arise due to medical negligence. Birth injuries can lead to lifelong challenges for the child and immense emotional and financial strain for the family. At the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc., we are dedicated to helping families navigate these difficult times, providing skilled legal representation to secure the justice and compensation they deserve.

Contact the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc. today to schedule a consultation with our birth injury lawyer in New Jersey.

Birth Injury Cases We Handle

  • Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that impacts movement and muscle coordination. It can be caused by medical errors during labor and delivery, like oxygen deprivation or trauma to the infant’s brain. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy due to medical negligence, we can help you seek the necessary compensation for their ongoing care and therapy.
  • Hypoxic Brain Damage: Hypoxic brain damage occurs when the brain is deprived of adequate oxygen during birth. This can lead to severe developmental delays, cognitive impairments, and physical disabilities. We will investigate the circumstances surrounding the birth to identify any acts of negligence and hold the responsible parties accountable.
  • Premature Labor: Premature labor can pose serious risks to the newborn, including respiratory issues, developmental delays, and long-term health problems. When premature labor is caused or mishandled by medical negligence, we are prepared to advocate for your family’s rights and secure the compensation needed for your child’s future.
  • Post-Partum Hemorrhage: Post-partum hemorrhage is excessive bleeding following childbirth and can be life-threatening if not managed properly. Medical professionals have a obligation to monitor and address this condition promptly. We represent families who have suffered due to the failure of healthcare providers to manage post-partum hemorrhage effectively.
  • Birth Trauma: Birth trauma can result from physical injuries sustained during delivery, such as fractures, nerve damage, or soft tissue injuries. These injuries often result from improper use of delivery instruments or excessive force. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances to determine if negligence played a role in your child’s birth trauma.
  • HELLP Syndrome: HELLP syndrome is a serious pregnancy complication characterized by hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count. It requires prompt medical attention to stop serious harm to both mother and baby. If HELLP syndrome was not properly managed, we can help you hold the negligent parties accountable.
  • Fetal Distress: Fetal distress indicates that a baby is not receiving adequate oxygen during labor. Prompt medical intervention is necessary to prevent long-term damage. We will work tirelessly to prove negligence if medical professionals failed to respond appropriately to signs of fetal distress.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Birth Injury Claim?

A birth injury claim can help recover various damages, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Costs for current and future medical treatments, therapies, surgeries, and medications.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Expenses related to physical, occupational, and speech therapy.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional distress experienced by the child and family.
  • Lost Wages: If a parent had to take time off work or quit their job to care for the injured child.
  • Special Education Costs: Expenses for special education programs and assistive devices.
  • Home Modifications: Costs for modifying the home to accommodate the child’s needs, such as ramps and specialized equipment.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Compensation for loss of enjoyment of life and other non-tangible losses.

How Long Do I Have to File a Birth Injury Claim in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, the statute of limitations for filing a birth injury claim is generally two years from the initial date of the injury or from when the injury was discovered. However, there are exceptions, particularly for cases involving minors. It is crucial to consult with our knowledgeable birth injury lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is filed within the appropriate time frame.

    "A positive experience from the start. He found things other lawyers did not find. Those things were not all easy to find out. He delivered hard to hear facts about the case in as good a way as you could hope."

    - Ryan

    "Mr. Bereston represented me in my case. I found him to be very knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to about any questions I had concerning my case. He would always promptly return my calls if I had any concerns or questions as the case went on."

    - Clyde G.

    "They truly love what they do and love each and every one of their clients like they are their own family."

    - Shauna G.

    "Michael was great to work with because he made a point to make me feel comfortable by explaining things in a way I could understand them."

    - Cathy

Contact Our New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyer Today

If your family has been affected by a birth injury, the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc. is here to provide the legal support and advocacy you need. Our New Jersey birth injury attorney is committed to holding negligent medical professionals accountable and securing the compensation your child deserves. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let us help you take the first step toward justice and recovery.

Contact the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston, Inc. today to get started with our New Jersey birth injury attorney.

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