Mount Holly Birth Injury Attorneys
The Mount Holly birth injury lawyers of Legome & Associates are a dedicated birth injury law firm in Mount Holly, New Jersey. Our practice handles a variety of birth-related injuries to both mothers and infants, including cerebral palsy, erbs palsy, spastic cerebral palsy, ataxic cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injury, brachial plexus palsy, and other brain injuries related to birth malpractice.
With over 20 years’ experience in their practice, our attorneys have a sharp familiarity with birth injury litigation in Mount Holly.
Mount Holly Birth Injury Lawsuits
Birth Injury lawsuits are sometimes found to be the result of normal birth defects, for which neither the medical care provider nor the hospital is at fault. While birth injuries can result in stressful and heart-wrenching situations, it is important to file a lawsuit only if medical malpractice or negligence was involved, as the litigation process itself may be demanding.
Common complications beyond the hospital’s control include the following:
- Prolonged labor
- Breech birth (when the baby is not born head-first)
- Cephalopelvic disproportion (when the shape of the mother’s pelvis prohibits vaginal delivery)
- The baby’s weight (if the baby weighs over roughly eight and a half pounds)
Although these complications are natural, there are circumstances in which a physician is responsible for identification of the problem prior to labor.
Complications more commonly attributable to malpractice or negligence include the following:
- Use of excessive force during delivery
- Neglect in administering necessary drugs during pregnancy or delivery
- Poor screening & monitoring
- Improper use of vacuum extractor or forceps
If in doubt, find a Mount Holly birth injury attorney to analyze your case and inform you if your situation warrants a lawsuit.
For a free consultation contact the NJ Personal Injury Lawyers of Legome & Associates.
Birth Injury in Mount Holly
Dozens of subcategories of brain injury or cerebral palsy regularly result in lawsuits in Mount Holly, but not all of them are easy to recognize.
Examples of common medical problems that our lawyers handle include the following:
|Ataxic cerebral palsy||Ataxic cerebral palsy affects motor skills and balance, and may manifest tremors or hypotonia (poor muscle tone).|
|Athetoid cerebral palsy||Athetoid cerebral refers to an inconsistent muscle tone, resulting in labored or involuntary movements.|
|Brachial plexus palsy||Brachial plexus palsy encompasses brachial plexus injuries that result in partial or full paralysis of the arm, shoulder, or hand.|
|Erb’s palsy||Erb’s palsy is a type of arm paralysis resulting from nerve injury. It often begins with a partial loss of sensation or mobility in the arm.|
|Spastic cerebral palsy||Spastic cerebral palsy includes spastic hemiplegia (muscle-nerve injury on one side of the brain, handicapping the opposite side of the body), spastic diplegia (affecting only the lower extremities), and spastic quadriplegia (equally affecting all limbs).|
|Brain injury||This is a blanket term for internal or external brain injuries that take place during child birth, resulting in temporary or permanent pain or disability.|
Birth Injury Law Firm in Mount Holly
The attorneys at Legome & Associates have extensive experience with Mount Holly birth injuries, passionately striving to help families get the compensation they deserve. We provide the compassion and legal knowledge to guide you and your family through a birth injury lawsuit.
For a free consultation, call us at 856-528-3284, or contact us online.