Labor & Delivery Mistakes
Birth Injury Attorneys in New Jersey
As beautiful as new life can be, birth and delivery is still a dangerous medical procedure. Hospitals in the U.S. have managed to minimize the risks to mothers and children, but when doctors act negligently or carelessly, innocent families can pay the price. At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., we fight for families to receive compensation from the people and groups that cause them lifelong harm and heartbreak.
At our firm, we have been fighting for injured clients in New Jersey for 80 years. Our team of 25+ attorneys are compassionate, seasoned, and relentless in their representation of families who have been harmed through poor delivery or labor practices. Our extensive experience in medical malpractice cases is backed by a unique distinction—one of our attorneys is a board certified physician with 20 years of medical practice experience.
When you need strong and dependable representation for your delivery malpractice claim, contact our team today.
The Causes of Labor & Delivery Complications
Some birthing situations are unavoidably complex—sometimes a mother can have health issues that complicate birth. The baby might be exceptionally large, or the mother’s pelvic dimensions smaller-than-average. The baby may even be facing the wrong direction (a breech birth). However, just because complications are unavoidable does not mean harm is inevitable. Doctors are trained and expected to monitor the mother and the baby during labor, keeping an eye on both of them to ensure their health and safety. They are expected to be able to spot signs of a complicated birth and prepare accordingly.
Some birth injuries are a direct result of medical negligence. It can include:
- Failure to schedule an emergency C-section
- Misuse or poor handling of birth-assisting tools
- Tugging on the baby too forcefully during delivery
- Failure to check the baby’s distress levels / heartbeat
- Harming the mother by providing the wrong medication
Holding Doctors Accountable for 80 Years
At Levinson Axelrod, we understand the pain your family is going through. Birth injuries can lead to lifelong disabilities that require costly medical and lifestyle supports. That’s why we fight so hard for our clients who have suffered from medical malpractice in labor & delivery. We want you to have the support you need to give your child a fulfilling and financially-secure life—and it is not right if negligent parties do not contribute in return for their mistake.
Our passion for our clients’ well-being has allowed us to secure over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients in our firm’s history—over $350 million in the last 5 years alone. When we take on a case, insurance companies and adversaries recognize our name and know our record for excellence. If you want to maximize your chances for justice and a positive outcome, contact the seasoned malpractice attorneys at Levinson Axelrod today.
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