A birth injury lawyer could come in handy when a newborn has been harmed due to doctor’s negligence. The injury suffered could be temporary, however, many cases involve serious injuries which last a lifetime, or often resulting in death. When such a lawyer is retained, a medical malpractice suit will be filed in order to obtain monetary compensation for the mother and family.
This type of lawyer normally sets out to prove the doctor in charge of the birth has either failed to see the infant’s distress or did not act fast enough in order to prevent the damage from happening. So long as there is evidence the doctor ignored the symptoms, and did not pay sufficient attention to the birth, or failed to diagnose and treat a condition properly, the mother and family will have a strong case.
This is because it costs thousands or often millions of dollars to care for an infant that has suffered a birth injury. Most conditions will need daily medications, therapy, specialized equipment, and often private schools that are equipped to handle children with special needs. In cases of the death of a baby, funeral costs must be met, and any emotional or physical injuries to the mother and family. There are numerous injuries and medical conditions which can happen at the time of a birth, which could cause a once healthy baby to get injured or even killed during the birth.
Brain damage is one condition which could happen during a birth when a doctor does not remove the baby fast enough, this causes lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain. Hydrocephalus can occur from a bacterial infection or trauma to the infant’s brain during the time of the birth and results in a large head and developmental delays because of too much cerebral spinal fluid surrounding the brain. Cerebral palsy is yet another condition which a lawyer deals within this field, this causes bad motor skills, seizures, and a delay in learning physical movements.
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