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Birth Injuries & Maternal Morbidity

Birth Injury Lawyer Hackensack, NJ

Finding a Hackensack Birth Injury Lawyer  

What happens when one of the most joyously anticipated experiences of life goes tragically wrong? The pain must be unbearable.

How do we know?

Because we have represented families who have lost a baby or a mother from medical malpractice. Because we have represented the babies and the parents of those babies who were injured by negligence at the time of childbirth or because of decisions made by doctors during the pregnancy.

They have told us their stories and shared their losses with us.

Our attorneys have handled medical malpractice cases involving wrongful birth, negligent infertility care, negligent OB/GYN care, negligent maternal fetal medicine care, negligent anesthesia care during delivery, and negligent NICU nursing care. We have experts who screen those cases for us and identify the medical providers who are responsible for the medical malpractice.

When Mom Passes Away – Hackensack Lawyer for Maternal Mortality

If you’re reading this because someone you love— a wife, a daughter, a sister, a granddaughter— has passed away because of maternal morbidity, we can’t pretend to know your suffering, grief, and sadness. We offer our sincere condolences— and we’ll try to help.

According to the CDC, in 2021, 1,205 women in the United States died from maternal causes. That is 32.9 deaths per 100,000 live births. The rates for maternal mortality for Hispanic and black women are significantly higher than the average. The rate for older women is significantly higher than for younger women. This is all information that the medical team knows, and the medical team needs to have a safe plan of care for women at a higher risk. 

A certified civil trial attorney in Hackensack, New Jersey who handles medical malpractice cases is the best person to investigate if the death of the mother was caused by negligent doctors. 

What Do I Need to Do Before Meeting with a Hackensack Maternal Mortality Lawyer?

Don’t worry about obtaining medical charts or records— that’s our job.

We want you to try and remember what doctors and nurses said. Tell us what mom said to the doctors and nurses.

If it helps to write it down or talk it out with a family member, that can be useful.

Hearing your story can tell us a lot about what signs and symptoms the doctors and nurses knew about before everything went wrong. 

 When you consult with your Hackensack Maternal Mortality lawyer, tell us about your loved one who didn’t make it— tell us about her, bring a picture. We want to know her story. 

When the Baby Dies – Hackensack Infant Mortality Lawyer

According to the CDC, in 2020, the infant mortality rate was 5.4 per 1000 live births.

If you’re reading this and you or someone you love has lost their baby, it’s an unthinkable tragedy.

There will be grief, sadness, anger— even confusion. All these emotions and thoughts are valid and will happen on their own timetable (there’s no right way or wrong way to grieve the life you were going to have with your newborn baby). It may be advisable to meet with a therapist and/or seek out a mental health professional.

Some infant deaths and birth defects are caused by medical malpractice and negligence.

If the death or injury was preventable and caused by medical malpractice, New Jersey recognizes the right to be compensated for the losses suffered.  

When the Baby is Injured – Hackensack Birth Injury Lawyer

Medical malpractice can cause birth defects in the following situations:

  • Applying too much pressure on the bay during delivery
  • Delaying delivery or a C-Section
  • Depriving the baby of oxygen
  • Failure to monitor the fetal strips

Significant birth injuries can result in terrible physical injury and a lifetime of expenses for medical and life care. They can place a terrible strain on a parent’s mental health or the health of the marriage.

When it’s Medical Malpractice

If a jury decides that there was medical malpractice or the case is settled before trial, there will be a payment of money from the doctor’s insurance policy. Doctors have at least $1 million in primary coverage. Doctors should then have excess coverage to cover payments over the first $1 million.

The payment of money is to compensate for the pain and suffering and the for the loss of enjoyment of life. In addition, it will pay for medical expenses and the cost of future care. 

Money will not replace what has been lost, but the lawsuit will help you get answers and money will attempt to balance the scales of justice. And hopefully that will prevent another family from suffering the same loss.

Finding the right Hackensack Birth Injury Lawyer for you and your family

More than most areas of personal injury and medical malpractice, it is important to find the birth injury lawyer or maternal mortality Hackensack lawyer who to represent your family and be sensitive to the hurt you are feeling. You will not get those answers from the doctors or the hospital unless you hire an experienced lawyer and file a lawsuit.

Consulting with a Hackensack Birth Injury Lawyer and Hackensack Maternal Morbidity Lawyer

It will not cost you anything to consult with a lawyer at our law firm about a medical malpractice case.

If you hire our firm, we will only get paid if you recover money in a settlement or from a jury verdict. You can call or email us now to set up a consult over the phone, on Zoom, or in person. It can be done in English or in Spanish. (Para la versión en español de esta página, haga clic aquí.) 

A Hackensack Birth Injury Lawyer and a Hackensack Maternal Mortality Lawyer?

Financial compensation is how we attempt to reorder the world and make those who committed this malpractice pay through their insurance coverage.  

Our Personal Injury lawyers are dedicated, compassionate and skilled. They have experience negotiating with insurance carriers and taking birth injury and maternal morbidity cases into litigation. The bring cases all the way to trial and a verdict when needed. (Please visit our Verdict and Settlements page here.)

Like most states, New Jersey has a timeframe— known as a statute of limitations— so be sure to consult with your New Jersey Birth Injury and Maternal Morbidity Lawyer as soon as you can. We’re here to fight for your family. We’re here to get you the justice you deserve.  

We’re here for you at this unthinkable time. Call (201) 488-1161, fill out the intake form, or email a dedicated Personal Injury paralegal to speak with a New Jersey Birth Injury Lawyer and New Jersey Maternal Mortality Lawyer at O’Cathain Law Group

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