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Notable Recent Medical Malpractice Settlements Range from Birth Injuries to Brain Damage

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The National Law Review recently examined some of the highest medical malpractice settlements in the last few years, analyzing where these cases occurred and what types of medical injuries resulted from the negligence of doctors and hospitals across the country. The medical malpractice claims involved a variable list of medical conditions and resulting complications, including birth injuries, surgical injuries, and brain damage. The medical specialities of the doctors involved is similarly diverse, as are the […]

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Pitocin Negligence Injuries during Birth

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Pitocin During Labor and the Potential for Birth Injuries Pitocin is a synthetic version of the hormone oxytocin, which is generally used to induce labor or to strengthen contractions during labor. The administration of Pitocin must be made under the appropriate circumstances and diligently monitored during childbirth. Pitocin is administered through an IV, after which medical professionals must regularly track the amount of time between each contraction. If contractions become too strong or begin occurring […]

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New Jersey Appellate Court Rules, Gynecologist Not Covered by Hospital Insurance

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Claims against gynecologists for negligence can happen anywhere in New Jersey, including in Essex County. When a gynecologist is determined to be negligent, meaning he or she fails provide an adequate standard of care, the patient who suffers injury may pursue legal action through medical malpractice litigation. Recovering damages for medical malpractice often provides desperately needed financial compensation for individuals bearing the costs of medical care now and in the future, as well as the […]

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When Failure to Perform a C-Section Results in Brain Damage and Birth Injuries

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The birth of a child is a highly complex, delicate process during which both the mother and baby are vulnerable to injuries. As such, the obstetricians and other medical professionals who are tasked with facilitating delivery, must diligently monitor a variety of indicators, making sure to act swiftly if either the mother or child are in danger. Among the most threatening complications that can cause permanent brain damage to the infant is lack of oxygen. […]

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The Potential Consequences of Failure to Treat Newborn Jaundice

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There are a host symptoms and conditions that may affect a baby soon after he or she is born. Among them is newborn jaundice, a medical condition caused by high levels of bilirubin, a yellow substance that the body creates when it replaces red bloods cells, which should be broken down and flushed from the body in the stool. When bilirubin builds up in the blood, this causes jaundice, marked by yellowing of the skin and whites […]

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Birth Injury vs. Wrongful Birth: Understanding the Difference

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Is a Birth Injury Case the Same as a Wrongful Birth Claim in New Jersey? As the parent of a child born with a medical condition, the challenges ahead are understandably daunting. In addition to caring for your baby after the delivery, you may be left wondering if doctors, nurses, or the hospital itself played some role in your child’s condition. Could your obstetrician or treating physician have prevented it? Did their decisions regarding your medical […]

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What is Meconium Aspiration Syndrome?

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A baby’s time in utero is a critical period of development that spells long-term implications for his or her health after birth. The way that a single cell grows and evolves into an entire human being with organs, fingers, and toes, is simply miraculous. However, the process by which this occurs is extremely complex and rife with potential complications. One such complication, known as Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS), can have serious consequences, including brain damage, lifelong […]

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Three Mothers Bring Lawsuits Against Doctor, Hospital After Babies Suffer Birth Injuries

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Three mothers have filed lawsuits against a physician and a hospital, for alleged medical malpractice that resulted in two children with severe birth injuries and one who did not survive. These tragic cases are evidence of the catastrophic consequences that may result from medical negligence and delivery errors during child birth. Obstetricians, hospitals, and medical staff are given the extraordinary responsibility to monitor and execute the safe delivery of their patients’ babies and when they fail […]

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NJ Medical Malpractice Suit Follows Infant Death Due to Delivery Errors

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Have a Mercer County Birth Injury Case? Fronzuto Law Group can Help Mercer County birth injuries can be devastating for the parents and families of babies harmed by medical negligence before, during, or immediately following delivery. For instance, a husband and wife from Pennsylvania recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in Mercer County in connection with the death of their infant son. The couple has cited the medical center, two doctors, and four nurses for […]

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Court Awards $53 Million to Boy Born with Brain Injury after Fetal Distress

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Following a month-long medical malpractice trial, a jury recently awarded $53 million to a young boy who suffered a hypoxic brain injury after physicians failed to recognize and treat fetal distress during his delivery. Tragically, cases like this occur all too often. The trajectory of events proceeds something like this: a mother enters the hospital, her baby demonstrates signs of fetal distress, doctors fail to recognize the symptoms of fetal distress and in turn, fail to […]

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