Having a baby is such an exciting time of life; with so many beautiful new things to discover and to celebrate. However, there are instances where complications arise during the birth, and either mother or child is injured or in the most severe of cases, dies. Taking care of a newborn baby can be a lot of work, that level of work can be even greater if your child has suffered an injury. For some cases, this falls under a medical malpractice lawsuit.
For any medical malpractice suit, there are always certain things that you must prove. But in the event of a birth injury, there are some added aspects. For example, the result needs to be confirmed to be an injury and not a birth defect. Congenital disabilities affect about 7% of the population and are when the child is genetically predisposed to be born with a certain abnormality or disability. A birth injury can take many forms. During the birth, it can injure the baby as well as the mother. It can also happen while the mother is still pregnant. For example, pregnant women are sometimes prescribed drugs, and if they were failed to be warned of the risks, it could lead to a lawsuit. There are always instances where it was difficult to see what lead to the disability. For cerebral palsy, it can happen when there is a lack of oxygen during birth or be a birth defect. The only way to be sure is with a thorough examination.
If you or a loved one have suffered a birth injury, please give us a call. We understand that this is a time when there do not seem to be enough hours in the day to care for your loved one. We would like to talk to you and see if there is a way that we can help. Many steps are needed to proceed, but the first step is always a consultation. Our consultations are always confidential as well as free of obligation and cost.