Parenthood is a challenging experience. When a child is born, families come together to enjoy the joyous occasion and welcome a new person into the world. Unfortunately, there are many situations that can arise, negatively impacting the celebration. Birth injuries can happen sometimes at the hands of negligent medical professionals. These injuries affect a child’s life and burden parents with medical bills, extraordinary child care, and other unforeseen, long-term consequences. Cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy may be caused by a physician’s negligence.

In some cases, families who face these birth injuries have a medical malpractice case. Cerebral palsy affects a child’s nervous system and brain function. Often the result of a lack of oxygen or a trauma to the head, cerebral palsy can impact a child’s entire life. Erb’s palsy is a condition caused by the twisting or stretching off a child’s arm and shoulder. In severe cases, a child’s arm can be completely paralyzed.

The Negligent Parties Should Be Held Responsible

If you are a parent whose child has suffered a birth injury, it is important that you hold the negligent party responsible. Contact Cohn Lifland. Our firm can assess your case, guide you through legal options, and represent your interests. Medical malpractice cases are complex and having the legal services of an experienced law firm is in your best interests.

  • Cerebral Palsy

    • The birth of a child is a momentous occasion. Unfortunately, when a family faces a child with a birth injury like cerebral palsy, they have a lot to consider. Cerebral palsy is a serious injury that will affect the child and the family for most, if not all, of the child’s life. When parents get news that their child suffers from cerebral palsy, it is important for them to consider their legal options. If you are a parent whose child suffers from cerebral palsy, it may be because of the negligence of the doctor.
  • Erb’s Palsy

    • The day a child is born is one of the most life changing events of a person’s life. In some cases, complications arise, leaving lasting effects on a child. When those complications are caused by the negligence or mistake of a medical professional, new parents need to consider the implications to their family’s future. One of the most serious birth injuries a child can endure is called Erb’s palsy. Though not every case is preventable, there are many that are. Erb’s palsy can leave a child with partial or complete paralysis of an arm.

Contact Cohn Lifland Today

If you have been the victim of a birth injury due to negligence, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side.

Backed by over 90 years of institutional knowledge, experience and professionalism, our birth injury attorneys know the law — and they can help. Contact us online or call 201-845-9600 today to find out how. From our office in Saddle Brook, our lawyers help clients throughout northern New Jersey.