Bringing a new life into this world holds so much promise & hope. Before the baby is born, all you can think about & hope for is the health of your unborn child. You do your part & take all the precautions during pregnancy, you go to the baby check ups to make sure everything is on track & your unborn child is healthy. You put your trust in your doctor to make sure they do their part during the actual birth. The antithesis of bringing a perfect new life into the world would be an error by the doctor or nursing staff, marring one of the most important days of your life. Unfortunately, many birth errors cause long-term disability can rob your new infant of a normal life. Sometimes doctors or nurses who become distracted or are overconfident that everything will be routine cause these mistakes. Their cavalier attitudes belie the serious situation at hand.
At Ladah Law, PLLC, we are experienced birth error lawyers. We know the various errors that can and do occur and who the liable parties are. When you call us, we have a team of professionals that can pour over the medical records and interview the doctors, nurses, and hospital staff involved to piece together the actual event and determine what went wrong.
Giving birth to a baby is both a very delicate and sensitive, as well as intense process. And while most babies are birthed according to plan and without any issues, some births are more complicated, or something goes wrong as a result of a doctor’s error. Indeed, some of the most common birth injuries that newborns sustain include:
While some injuries, such as most injuries to the brachial plexus, will heal with time and a child will make a full recovery, other injuries do not. For example, if a child suffers a brain injury due to oxygen deprivation, this injury may be permanent. Permanent injuries are not only expensive to treat, but may limit a child’s social and intellectual capacities during childhood, and into adulthood as well.
Injuries sustained by a newborn are not always inevitable. While it is true that there are some things that are outside of a doctor’s control that can increase the risk of birth injury, such as genetic factor, position of the baby, or mother’s weight, most birth injuries are preventable. In many cases, birth injuries would not have occurred but for:
Otherwise mishandling a newborn during the birthing process.
In order to hold a doctor liable for harm, you will have to prove that the doctor breached the medical standard of care, which is the standard of care that another similarly trained physician in the same circumstance would exercise.
If you feel as though your child’s birth injury would not have occurred but for an act of physical malpractice, such as one of the actions listed above, we hope that you will call our law firm for a free consultation. Not only will we review the details of your case, but if we agree that medical malpractice was to blame for your child’s birth injury, we will handle all costs of an investigation on your behalf. This includes the expenses of hiring medical experts who can testify that the birth injury was sustained as a result of the practitioner’s breach of the medical standard of care owed to you and your child. We can also hire experts to valuate your case and prove the extent of economic and noneconomic your family and child have incurred or are likely to incur in the future.
We are attorneys, but we are people first. We understand the anguish and disappointment caused by an error during birth, especially when it ends tragically. Even though we are going to do our job determining liability and then seeking for the necessary compensation, we will do it in a way that won’t make the pain worse for you.
We will seek for the compensation that will take into consideration present needs, future surgeries, and long-term care or hospice. We will also factor in compensation for your pain and suffering and any other expenses you incur.
During this difficult time, call an attorney that will understand and help you find a proper resolution to your family ordeal.
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