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Birth Injury Attorneys Morris County, NJ

Dover Birth Accident Lawyers help secure the financial future of injured newborns

A mistake by an obstetrician, nurse or anesthesiologist during the delivery of a baby is something no mother or father should ever have to face. And yet nearly 9,000 avoidable injuries to newborns occurred in one recent year, according to a 2009 report by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  During the same period, medical mistakes injured 150,000 mothers during childbirth.

If your newborn was the victim of a birth injury, the lawyers at the Morristown, New Jersey law offices of Smith & Doran, P.C. will help ensure that your baby gets the necessary medical care so your child can reach his or her full potential. We help you seek compensation because we are dedicated New Jersey birth injury attorneys, but we help you seek justice because we are parents.

Who is responsible for the birth injury of my child?

When delivery-room mistakes injure your fragile newborn, who is to blame? The liable parties could include the obstetrician or surgeon, the nurse who should have been monitoring fetal signs, the anesthesiologist who administered your epidural block and even the hospital administrators who are responsible for the conduct of their employees.

The experienced birth injury attorneys of Smith & Doran understand the legal and moral responsibilities of the medical professionals involved in your case. When determining fault, we consult with top medical experts who will be able to clearly explain to a jury of your peers exactly how the reckless and negligent actions of your medical care team led to the birth injury of your child.

What are the long-term affects of a birth injury?

Since 1996, our firm has been collecting and analyzing evidence to prepare birth-injury cases. We work with medical experts, life planners and others who can help jurors understand what is at stake for children and their families when birth injuries result in:

  • Cerebral palsy — This is a type of brain damage often caused by prolonged lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain.
  • Erb’s palsy — This happens when an infant’s brachial plexus is damaged during a delivery in which the baby’s shoulders get stuck behind the mom’s pelvis, potentially causing paralysis to the arm, hand or both.
  • Brain injuries and skull fractures — Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors can lead to debilitating injuries.
  • Kernicterus — This type of severe jaundice, if not addressed immediately, can lead to a number of serious medical problems, including severe brain damage.

Contact a Morristown Birth Injury Lawyer Today

Birth injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or more over the course of your child’s life. It is crucial that you have an experienced birth injury to fight by your side when pursuing an injury claim.

Founding partner Robert A. Smith of Smith & Doran is a Certified Civil Trial Attorney.  This means that he specializes in civil court cases, including accident and injury cases of any kind.  It is an accolade given by the New Jersey Supreme Court to only 2% of the active lawyers in the state.  Bob Smith provides personal but professional legal counsel, and believes open and honest communication with his clients is the key to building a partnership based on trust.

Smith & Doran will fight to help you recover damages to ensure that your child’s needs are met. To learn more, contact us online or call us at 973-261-6254 to schedule a free consultation. Weekend and evening appointments are available. If you prefer, one of our lawyers will arrange to meet with you at the hospital or at your home. Medical malpractice cases are taken on contingency. If we do not win your case, you owe us nothing.

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Recovery for a six year old girl who suffered serious neurologic injury, as well as the loss of her parents and siblings, when the family's car was crushed by a garbage truck which had jumped a median strip partly as a result of a faulty braking system.

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Settlement obtained for a sixty-seven year old man who fell down a flight of stairs as a result of an inadequate handrail, suffering quadriplegia.

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