An alarming percentage of births result in injuries to the mother or the child. Such injuries arise from complications at the time of delivery and can cause major damage, varying from mild bruising to brain damage, permanent disability and even death. Mild birth damage like forceps marks are common, but nonetheless, a physician should anticipate as well as monitor potential complications assiduously or risk a potential lawsuit.
Oxygen deprivation at the time of birth may result in serious brain damage, mental retardation, seizures, or other emotional and behavioral disabilities. In some cases, the oxygen deprivation can result from natural factors like the baby’s position and size. However, severe birth injuries can occur due to the inattention of the medical team. Infants often survive these birth injuries but may require many years of rehabilitation.
If you have experienced a birth injury because of medical carelessness, you are entitled to compensation, and a birth injury lawyer can help you obtain it. Even when if are not certain of the complete extent of the injury, speak to a birth injury attorney immediately after the child’s birth. Medicinal carelessness is often very difficult to prove. An experience and skilled birth injury attorney will collect any evidence and make a compelling case as well calculating the losses likely to be owed because of the injury.
It is extremely hard to live with the consequences of birth injuries, so don’t let a doctor drive you into an inadequate and hasty settlement before speaking to a birth injury lawyer. The lawyer will make sure that you file your case before the statue of limitations becomes applicable and your opportunity to claim compensation expires.
Don’t hesitate to speak to a birth injury lawyer. For a free consultation, call us today at 800-776-6700. We will assist you in your birth injury case quickly and effectively.