You look forward to the birth of your child with joy and excitement, dreaming of all the great times you will have together and picturing events such as their first day of school, graduation, and holidays spent together. Birth injuries can crush those dreams. For some they are fatal. Children who survive birth injuries may be severely disabled, experience ongoing health problems, and have a shortened life span.
Along with the sadness of seeing your child injured or killed, you and your family also have to deal with the anger of knowing that the injury was avoidable. You need the help of an experienced birth injury attorney to get the compensation that you deserve and that your child and your family require to keep food on the table and provide the care that your injured child needs.
The Cost of Birth Injuries
Children who survive birth injuries often have huge, ongoing medical expenses. They may need full time care and supervision for the rest of their lives. They may require special housing, special equipment in the home, special schooling, and more. These expenses can be life-long.
In order to have the best chance of recovery, children with birth injuries need the most advanced treatments and therapies available and they need to get started immediately. These treatments can be very expensive and may require extensive travel or even moving to a different city where the treatments are available.
Parents of children with birth injuries may have to quit their jobs in order to care for their children, reducing the family’s income at the same time that expenses have skyrocketed. Other children in the family may have to forgo opportunities, such as a college education, due to the financial hardship.
Causes of Birth Injuries
One of the most emotionally devastating facts about birth injuries is that most of them are preventable and are the result of medical malpractice. Common causes of birth injuries include:
- Untreated infections in the mother or fetus
- Other untreated health problems in the mother or fetus
- Rh incompatibility
- Administration of inappropriate medications during pregnancy or delivery
- Inappropriate use of Pitocin to induce or speed up labor
- Improper dating of the pregnancy leading to premature or post mature birth
- Failure to respond appropriately to bleeding
- Failure to monitor the fetus
- Failure to respond to fetal distress
- Failure to respond to umbilical cord entrapment
- Failure to perform a timely C-section
- Miscalculation of the size of the fetus
- Improper use of delivery instruments
- Abnormal presentation
- Failure to give oxygen to newborns who need it
When you face a legal problem, your best source for help is a capable attorney. You want to make sure the lawyer or law firm you hire is qualified to represent you with your particular problem. The law can be a very complicated matter. You don’t have to go it alone. Find the right attorney for you! If you believe that your injury is the result of a surgical mistake, please contact us call us today at 1-877-LOSS RECOVER (567-7732)!