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Birth Injuries

Obstetrical malpractice causes thousands of injuries every year to newborns and their mothers during labor and delivery. The attorneys of Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., have handled hundreds of birth error cases throughout New Jersey.

If your baby has suffered a birth injury or if you were injured while delivering your child because of physician error, you may be entitled to compensation for the harm to your health or your child’s disabilities, disfigurement or suffering.

We are attuned to the heartbreak, hardships and financial realities that parents face in caring for a child with disabilities into adulthood and beyond. Our Mount Laurel lawyers can explore your potential medical malpractice lawsuit in a free legal consultation.

Malpractice By OB-GYN Doctors

Our medical malpractice attorneys hold obstetricians (OB-GYNs) and maternity ward nurses accountable for serious birth injuries resulting from improper delivery technique and other negligence in prenatal care and childbirth:

  • Shoulder dystocia is a birth complication that, through physician error, can lead to nerve damage and permanent disability known as Erb’s palsy or Klumpke’s palsy.
  • Brain damage can occur from oxygen deprivation if the child becomes stuck in the birth canal during delivery, resulting in cerebral palsy or cognitive deficits.
  • Injuries can also occur to the infant’s skull, arms or legs through improper use of force or suction by the delivering physician.
  • Mothers also suffer life-threatening harm from undiagnosed conditions such as pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, hemorrhage or complications of cesarean delivery.

Do You Have A Birth Injury Case?

The birth injury attorneys of Ginsberg & O'Connor, P.C., will explain your rights under New Jersey law during your free initial consultation. We have recovered damages against obstetricians for the improper and negligent management of pregnancies and the delivery of babies.

Please do not hesitate to call our law office in Mount Laurel at 856-437-0969. If you prefer, you may fill out our online form and a representative from our office will be in touch with you as soon as possible. We look forward to serving you.