ROSSETTI & DEVOTO, P.C. are experienced New Jersey and Pennsylvania birth injury lawyers ready to help families of children who have suffered birth injuries as a result of medical malpractice and obstetrical malpractice. This may include a doctor or nurse’s failure to properly monitor a fetus during prenatal care, during labor or during delivery. Oftentimes, a lack of oxygen to the fetus is the reason a child will suffer cerebral palsy or other mental illnesses after birth. Other times the inability to deliver the baby in a timely manner due to the size of the baby or the size of the mother will result in the baby’s shoulder getting stuck on the mother’s pubic bone (shoulder dystocia) leading to a delayed delivery and lack of oxygen. Many times, the inability to deliver the baby through the birth canal is not uncovered until it’s too late, forcing the doctor to take emergent last minute maneuvers that cause serious injury to the baby and the mom, including Erb’s palsy and Klumke’s palsy, a condition caused by the stretching of the brachial plexus nerves in the baby that leads to nerve and arm dysfunction and disfigurement.
We aggressively investigate all New Jersey and Pennsylvania birth injury cases, obtaining and scouring the medical records to determine if your child or loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice. We have top experts in every medical specialty standing by to help review your case.
RECENT VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS IN BIRTH TRAUMA CASES
$— Confidential settlement for a birth injury caused by obstetrical malpractice. Lou DeVoto represented the family of the young boy.
$— Confidential settlement for a 17 year old boy who was injured at birth by a doctor who mismanaged his delivery. Lou DeVoto represented the injured minor and his mother in this shoulder dystocia case resulting in nerve injury to the arm. Case settled for full policy limits of doctor.
$— Confidential settlement for birth injury caused by negligent doctor’s failure to diagnose shoulder dystocia resulting in nerve damage to the arm. Lou DeVoto represented the family of the child.
$— Jury Verdict in Camden County for birth injuries to baby’s shoulder during delivery causing nerve injury to one arm. Confidential settlement was entered into after the verdict. Lou DeVoto represented the family of the child.
Why are settlements confidential? Unfortunately, many medical providers and their insurance carriers will insist on confidentiality as a condition of settlement. The decision to enter into a confidential settlement is always left up to our individual clients on a case by case basis.
Learn how ROSSETTI & DEVOTO’S birth injury attorneys can ensure that your child is compensated for the life-long injury and medical treatment costs. Contact us to set up your confidential and free consultation.