Monmouth County Cerebral Palsy Lawyer
Holding Red Bank, NJ Obstetricians Accountable for Negligence
Cerebral palsy is a set of neurological disorders that occur in infancy and affect movement and muscle coordination. While these neurological disorders can occur for a variety of reasons, they are frequently caused by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who are negligent just prior to, or during, the birth of the child. If your child suffered a birth injury that has caused cerebral palsy, the negligent parties should be held responsible.
The law firm of Drazin and Warshaw, P.C. has more than 65 years of experience in handling cases involving birth injury, including cerebral palsy. In the spring of 2008, Dennis A. Drazin and Brian D. Drazin obtained a jury verdict against an obstetrician for a young boy suffering from cerebral palsy. That verdict yielded a judgment of $19.4 million, one of the largest recoveries in the State of New Jersey and a record for Monmouth County.
Our medical malpractice lawyers have handled many cerebral palsy cases in New Jersey. Our extensive medical knowledge from these cases gives us the ability to clearly explain how this negligence occurred and its lasting effects.
Because of our firm’s size, we are able to dedicate the necessary resources to every case we accept. Our attorneys build strong relationships with our clients and take the time to understand how a child’s birth injuries affect the whole family.
We have a reputation for only bringing legitimate cases, which results in the defense taking our claims very seriously. While this can positively affect pretrial negotiations for our clients, if we feel that our clients are not being treated fairly, we will take their cases to court.
Fetal Heart Monitoring Strips, Fetal Distress and Cerebral Palsy
Fetal heart monitoring is crucial in identifying signs of fetal distress and the onset of other problems. If a baby doesn’t get enough oxygen, brain injury can result. Regularly checking fetal heart monitoring strips can alert doctors to problems that require a C-section or other delivery maneuvers. If a baby doesn’t receive sufficient oxygen, cerebral palsy and other hypoxic injuries can occur as a result.
The long-term consequences can affect cognitive development and mental functioning. In the case of cerebral palsy, an infant or toddler may be lethargic, exhibit developmental problems and have difficulty moving. Common mistakes causing cerebral palsy include:
- Failure to recommend a C-section in a timely manner
- Failure to monitor the fetus
- Failure to respond to fetal distress
- Failure to treat or prevent infection in the mother or child during pregnancy labor or delivery
- Oxygen deprivation
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Improper use of forceps
- Improper use of vacuum extraction
Doctors and hospitals are aggressive in their defense of medical malpractice cases of all kinds. You need the same kind of vigorous representation if you want fair and full compensation for your child’s injuries. We believe that fighting giants never goes out of style. We are diligent in our efforts to hold those responsible for your child’s injuries accountable for their actions.
Contact Our Monmouth County Birth Injury Attorneys to Schedule Your Free Consultation
Call any of our three convenient office locations, in Red Bank, Hazlet or Brick, or contact us online to set up a time to come in and talk with us about your case. You don’t pay a fee until we obtain compensation for you.