The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) indicates that the effects of newborn brain ischemia may be permanent in some cases. According to its research and statistics, some newborns whose deprivation of blood flow to the brain is of extended duration, and as a result, they may experience permanent effects that include:
- Nerve death
- Nerve damage
- Infant mortality
- Nerve shrinkage
- Cognitive disabilities
- Loss of brain volume
The health care team that diagnoses and treats your child may explain the potential duration of any permanent disabilities that result from the baby’s specific case of brain ischemia. A birth injury legal team can explain your family’s options for resolving the financial aspect of a permanently disabling medical condition.
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Treating Newborn Brain Ischemia Can Be Costly
Your child’s health care team may conduct various tests and exams to reach a definitive diagnosis of brain ischemia. Once a diagnosis is certain, the Mayo Clinic research recommends treatments that may include:
- Blood thinners
- Surgical clamping
- Coiling (endovascular embolization)
Treatment may depend on whether your newborn’s ischemia is limited to one area of the brain or is more widespread. While you focus on getting the best possible medical care for your infant, you should not have to worry about paying for the care they need and deserve. The costs of diagnosing and treating your child may be recoverable via a medical malpractice or birth injury lawsuit.
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Recover the Following Expenses for Your Child
Whether a birth injury leads to temporary or permanent injuries, it may lead to significant medical care that might quickly become financially overwhelming. It might also cause other financial expenses and losses. You might be able to recoup these financial damages by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Because a medical malpractice lawsuit is a type of personal injury lawsuit, your recoverable damages may include:
- Hospital, intensive care, and future medical expenses
- Wage and income loss while you care for your child
- Your child’s pain and suffering and mental and emotional distress
Watching your child suffer and coping with the long-term repercussions of their birth injury may be stressful for you as their parent. That might mean you are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering as well.
Get Guidance from a Birth Injury Lawyer
The process of seeking compensation for a birth injury may add to the stress of receiving an unfavorable diagnosis for your new baby. To help you focus on your child’s recovery and reduce the amount of stress and strain you face, a birth injury lawyer might:
- Read and review medical records for you and your newborn
- Consult medical experts to confirm your child’s birth injury
- Obtain, complete, and submit required insurance forms
- Negotiate with the insurance company for a favorable settlement
- Ensure your lawsuit is filed in time to comply with the local laws
A birth injury lawyer might also be able to ensure your potential lawsuit proves the at-fault medical professional’s duty of care, breach of their duty, the cause of your child’s birth injury, and the financial damages that stem from their injury. You are not alone in your pursuit of compensation on your child’s behalf. A lawyer in your area may advocate for you and your injured baby.
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Put the Power of Our Legal Team Behind Your Fight for Compensation
When an injury at birth leads to short-term, long-term, and possible lifelong complications for your child, a birth injury lawyer might be able to help you hold the at-fault party financially responsible. For a free case review, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529.