When an infant suffers a birth injury, the child’s parents may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the delivering doctor or medical professional(s). To have a valid claim, negligence must have directly caused the birth injury.
Birth injury lawsuits involve complexities that require a skilled Medical Malpractice attorney and team who are well versed in medicine and medical terminology. At TL4J, we have the results and Medical Malpractice attorneys and team to help you.
TL4J understands that birth injuries not only have physical and emotional consequences but also place a financial strain on families. That’s why we are willing and able to do whatever it takes to fight insurance companies so that our clients receive full compensation.
Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice
When a mother and/or baby face unnecessary, preventable trauma before, during, or after labor and delivery and the result injures the mother or baby. Below are Birth Injury examples as the result of medical malpractice:
Brain damage or head trauma
During labor and delivery, instruments can be used incorrectly causing the baby to have brain damage. Instrument examples include delivery forceps or a vacuum. Brain damage can also be the result of not delivering a baby in a timely manner or failing to order a cesarian section.
Hypoxia occurs when a baby does not get enough oxygen. This complication can lead to permanent brain damage and a need for lifelong care.
Congenital Cerebral Palsy (CP)
The majority of Cerebral Palsy is congenital. Congenital CP is when brain damage happens before or after birth. Different factors can cause this condition; e.g., birth complications, labor and delivery injuries, untreated pregnancy infections, and others.
(HIE) Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy
HIE is a birth injury that occurs to a newborn when there is lack of oxygen and limited blood flow to the brain. HIE can cause brain injury to the newborn resulting in cerebral palsy, mental retardation, severe seizures, and/or behavioral deficits.
SYMPTOMS OF BIRTH INJURIES
The symptoms will vary depending on the patient, the type of injury and the severity of the injury. However, some of the most common symptoms include brain damage, irreversible physical damage and emotional damage.
Some Birth Injuries can affect a baby or mother for the rest of his/her life and have a financial burden on a family. This is why we are here to fight for you against insurance companies to win justice to help financially compensate you.
HELP FOR MALPRACTICE VICTIMS
Birth Injuries can be catastrophic and greatly affect the mother and/or baby’s quality of life forever. Thankfully, compensation for past and future medical expenses, additional healthcare, future lost wages, and pain and suffering may be available to victims. To discuss your legal options, contact Trial Lawyers for Justice at 866-TL4J-LAW (866-854-5529).