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Birth Injury Attorney

From the moment that couples find out that they are expectant parents, it’s a whirlwind of emotions from arranging the baby’s room in the house to buying clothing and other items in preparation. When it comes to the day itself, there may be some pressure and stress, but it should generally be one of the greatest days of the life of new parents. Very little compares to holding your child for the first time.

However, the sad truth is that birth injuries occur right across the country and can change the whole tone of the occasion. Currently, predictions suggest that around 28,000 babies each year experience a birth injury. Due to causes such as medical malpractice, the lives of thousands of babies and parents are changed every year.

If you’ve experienced this type of incident, we advise getting in touch with an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible. Birth injury claims are complex, and they require a medical malpractice attorney to unpick the details and ensure that your case is on the right path.

Causes of Birth Injuries

As we all know, childbirth comes with certain risks and it’s a delicate procedure that medical professionals generally handle with great care and attention. When the process begins, you head to the hospital and expect obstetricians and other professionals in the delivery room to provide the highest standard of care for both you and your baby. As the statistics suggest, this isn’t the case for all new parents. Some common causes of birth injuries for the mother/baby include:

  • Poor monitoring of patients
  • Failure to adhere to proper procedures
  • Incorrect drugs provided to mother
  • Poor use of forceps and other equipment
  • Poorly performed C-section
  • Poor monitoring of fetal heart rate
  • Lack of oxygen to baby’s brain
  • Poor delivery techniques

Whenever these examples are present, you could have a case against the medical professional. Later, we’ll explain what makes a breach of duty by your physician and how to claim against them.

Examples of Birth Injuries

At this point, we should say that not all injuries experienced at birth are due to a fault in the service of medical professionals. Sometimes, complications can occur during pregnancy and labor that are unpreventable. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals, the baby or mother experiences injuries. An experienced birth injury attorney is required when injuries are caused by neglect, carelessness, recklessness, and mistakes. Common birth injuries include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Paralysis
  • Hypoxia
  • Wrongful death
  • Brain damage
  • Skull damage
  • Brachial plexus damage
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Broken bones
  • Intracranial hemorrhage

Birth Injury Claims

If you think that an injury was caused by the negligence, inattention, or recklessness of medical professionals, we urge you to get in touch with a medical malpractice attorney. After listening to your story, we will perform our own investigation to ascertain whether a medical error caused an injury to your baby. If this is the case, you could be entitled to compensation to cover the financial impact of the injuries. As well as covering physical damage, a potential claim will also consider the developmental and emotional impact of the damage.

As you can imagine, no two birth injury claims are the same. Therefore, only an experienced birth injury attorney can provide the tailored advice that you need to proceed. While some cases see babies experience a mental disability for the rest of their lives, other cases involve physical damage. Either way, they can place a heavy strain on the emotional, mental, and financial well-being of your family.

Generally, the aim of a claim of this nature is to seek compensation for the damages. If the injuries were preventable, The Injury Firm will help you to recover compensation for the associated medical bills, occupational therapy, physical therapy, lost wages, emotional distress, long-term care requirements, loss of normal life, anxiety, shortened life expectancy, and even wrongful death.

Importantly, claims will consider both existing expenses and future expenses. By doing this, you don’t need to claim again in the future. Instead, you will receive a larger compensation package now to account for all future costs. Future costs could include training parents to look after a disabled child, making alterations to a home, and future medical treatment.

Of course, no amount of money will reverse what has happened, but it will hopefully allow your family a more stable future by covering economic damages while supporting non-economic damages like emotional distress. If there was a breach of duty by your physician, you could be entitled to compensation. Did they fail to assess the risks of delivery? Did they fail to detect fetal distress, oxygen asphyxia, diabetes, preeclampsia, low blood pressure, or another issue? Did they fail to perform the right tests?

To be eligible for compensation, the doctor must have breached their duty of care; therefore, you may not receive compensation if the doctor followed protocols correctly and couldn’t have prevented the injuries. As well as breaching their duty of care, there must have also been a serious injury and an economic and/or non-economic loss because of the injury.

Contact The Injury Firm Today

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If you’re to recover compensation, you will need to prove that there was a breach of duty from the doctor, healthcare provider, hospital, or another party. Considering the pressure and stress that you’re already under, we recommend leaving the hard work to a medical malpractice attorney like The Injury Firm. We will investigate the incident, gather evidence, speak to experts with experience in the field, and build a strong case.

Wherever substandard care was present, we will hold the right parties accountable. Once again, financial compensation will not reverse the incident, but it will provide support for you and your family both now and in the future. The process starts with a free case evaluation where professionals consider your case and determine whether you should seek compensation. If so, we’ll represent you, protect your legal rights, and always have your best interests in mind. Get in touch today!

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