Did Your Baby Sustain a Birth Injury?

Smith & Gaynor, LLC in Morristown, New Jersey provides skilled, compassionate legal help to parents who are faced with something no parent should ever face: a birth injury to their newborn.

Did your baby sustain an injury before, during or immediately after birth? Call Smith & Gaynor, LLC at (973) 813-7006 to arrange a confidential and complimentary case evaluation. You can also tell us about your case online and someone will be in touch with you promptly.

We Help Parents and Babies with Many Types of Injuries

Depending on the type of birth injury, your child may require future surgery, medical care and special accommodations. Smith & Gaynor, LLC works with expert obstetricians, pediatricians, orthopedists and others in specialized areas of medicine. We strive to obtain a full understanding of the implications of your child's injury. Our Morristown birth injury lawyers craft settlement demands that are in the best interest of your child and meet their lifelong financial and medical needs.

Our attorneys can meet with you to discuss a birth injury such as:

  • Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy is a type of brain damage that is the result of interrupted oxygen supply to the fetus. Cerebral palsy is an injury that can be prevented by recognizing signs of fetal distress, and the timely performance of a c-section.
  • Erb's Palsy: Erb's palsy can result from damage to the baby's brachial plexus. The brachial plexus are nerves that run from the neck through the shoulder and arms. Erb's palsy can be caused by failing to treat maternal diabetes, using unnecessary force (often involving forceps injuries) or mishandling a baby with shoulder dystocia.

Injuries to mothers can also occur. These types of injuries can result in fatalities and serious injuries.

As with all medical malpractice claims, birth injury cases require assistance from highly experienced attorneys. Birth injury claims can be expensive and time-consuming. They require guidance from expert medical professionals and a dedicated law firm.

Smith & Gaynor, LLC can speak with you about your child's birth injury and discuss our possible role. While many birth injuries involve Cerebral & Erb's Palsy, we handle many others. Contact us to arrange a confidential and complimentary case evaluation.