The aftermath of a stroke in an older person can be terrible, even fatal. The same effects can also happen to newborns if something cuts off blood and oxygen flow to the brain. A lack of oxygen during birth can cause brain damage that will never heal.
Sometimes infants get brain ischemia (lack of blood to the brain) because of a doctor’s error in judgment or procedure. You could be stuck with medical bills you cannot pay because of it, but we can help you. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group has brain ischemia attorneys in Gilbert, AZ, who can fight on your behalf.
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What Are the Symptoms of Brain Ischemia in Infants?
Brain ischemia in an infant is also known as neonatal stroke. The most common symptom is seizures, but there are other signs you can watch for. If your child has a seizure or any of the following symptoms, seek medical advice right away:
- Oversleeping and seeming lethargic
- Feeding difficulties
- Weak on one side of the body
- Breathing problems, especially if breathing stops and starts
- Any other neurological impairment
One challenge of brain ischemia is that you never know which cells in the brain died. Your child may show no noticeable symptoms until they miss developmental milestones or show behavior difficulties.
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How does Brain Ischemia Happen?
Brain ischemia happens when something blocks or slows down the flow of blood to the brain enough to cause brain damage. A clot, an infection, external trauma like an umbilical cord around the neck, and certain birth defects can make it happen.
If doctors discover it, they must take immediate action to save your child’s brain from further damage. There are some procedures, like neonatal therapeutic hypothermia, that can stop the damage and give doctors more time to treat the underlying cause.
Your child can die or get permanent brain damage if your doctor doesn’t detect it. In the aftermath of that tragedy, you may wonder if your doctor could have done something more. Our Gilbert brain ischemia attorneys can find out if your doctor made a mistake, and you could get compensation for it.
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Can I Sue for Wrongful Death if My Baby Dies?
Yes, if you are the parents, you may sue for wrongful death damages if your baby dies under a doctor’s care. Winning will depend on why your child died. You may not have a claim if there was no way to save your baby using modern medicine.
In most cases of brain ischemia, though, there are things they could have done to prevent death. To win your case, we have to show that someone on your medical team violated the standards of care and that your child’s death was because of that violation.
The trauma of losing a newborn is one of the worst things someone can experience. Don’t face it and the burden of figuring out if it was malpractice on your own. Reach out to the Birth Injury Lawyers Group and get an expert to handle the legal side of your tragedy.
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How Will I Pay for My Child’s Care?
Caring for a child with brain ischemia is incredibly expensive. It’s normal for children with it to need years of medical attention from many specialists. Paying for all this care is out of the reach of most families, but you may be able to get compensation with our help.
If we can prove malpractice harmed your child, we can help you pursue a settlement or a lawsuit against the people and hospitals that harmed your child. You could get compensation to pay for:
- All medical costs related to your child’s injury, including medicine, transportation, specialist visits, therapy, and more.
- Medical care for yourself if you were harmed in the same event your child was or if you need mental health care to deal with the trauma of what happened.
- Lost wages because you had to take time off work to care for your child.
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life and opportunities
These are just some of the damages you may be eligible to receive in your case. Our lawyers will leave no stone unturned, looking for ways to get you and your child the money you need to achieve justice. Arizona has no caps on malpractice cases, so your case could be worth millions.
How Will I Pay for My Lawyer?
Worrying about how you can pay for a Gilbert Brain Ischemia lawyer when you have so much medical debt is understandable. The answer is our contingency fee system. We work for you for free until you win compensation for your case. If you do not win, we do not get paid. Period.
This puts legal representation in the hands of anyone, regardless of their financial situation. Also, the amount of money we take as our fee is a reasonable percentage of your settlement. We will discuss this amount with you during your free consultation if we feel you have a valid case.
Speak With a Qualified Brain Ischemia Attorney in Gilbert, AZ
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group has attorneys in Gilbert, AZ, with experience in brain ischemia cases. Help is available. All you need to do is to contact our offices to schedule your free case evaluation.
Your child needs care, and we can help you pay for it. Call or text us at the number on your screen or contact us through our website. Again, your consultation is absolutely free and without obligation. Our compassionate and experienced birth injury attorneys are ready to help.
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