Brain bleeding in a newborn can quickly turn fatal. They often leave survivors with brain damage that could last the rest of their life. There are many reasons a newborn might get a brain hemorrhage, but many can be prevented if doctors take proper precautions.
If they didn’t, you could have a malpractice lawsuit. We have attorneys in Mesa, AZ, with experience in newborn brain hemorrhage cases. One call to the Birth Injury Lawyers Group could get you cash compensation to help you take care of your child’s medical needs.
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Why Are Brain Bleeds So Dangerous?
When someone has a brain hemorrhage, there are two immediate dangers. First, the parts of the brain that are fed downstream of the broken vessel cannot get blood and oxygen. This can cause the cells to die quickly. Damage to brain cells can spread to neighboring cells if the body cannot clear them out.
The second danger is excess pressure in the skull. The brain is bathed in a fluid that must stay at a certain pressure. Blood leaking into the skull increases pressure in the brain. This can crush the cells enough to kill them.
Even if doctors solve these dangers before they turn fatal, your newborn could be left with permanent problems. Some possibilities include:
- Trouble with reflexes
- Balance problems
- Difficulty walking
- Cognitive problems
- Speech problems
- Trouble swallowing or breathing
Some problems may not appear until the child is old enough to miss developmental milestones. Disorders like cerebral palsy are also possible with a brain hemorrhage. It all depends on which parts of the brain were affected by the bleeding.
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Who Can I Sue for My Newborn’s Brain Hemorrhage?
To win your case, we have to identify who was responsible for your newborn’s brain hemorrhage. You can usually sue the hospital you were in since they automatically have liability. Along with them, you can sue doctors, nurses, or any employee the hospital allows to work on their premises.
Some ways a hospital’s negligence could contribute to a birth injury include:
- Not giving doctors and nurses the equipment they need to deliver your baby safely?
- Failure to maintain safety conditions
- Hiring unqualified staff
- Allowing a medical professional who is impaired or unqualified to work on your case.
Hospitals carry large amounts of malpractice liability insurance, and obstetrics is the most common medical specialty for malpractice lawsuits. Our Mesa newborn brain hemorrhage lawyers will pursue claims against all malpractice insurance policies that apply to your case to maximize your chances of a fair settlement.
What Damages Can I Collect?
Every case is unique, so it’s hard to estimate how much you can get. However, there are certain kinds of damages that most brain hemorrhage cases will have. Some will have already happened, and some will happen in the future. You can sue for all of them at once. These damages include:
- The trauma you and your child suffered during birth
- The costs of care to treat your child’s hemorrhage
- The costs of care for your birth
- All future medical costs related to your child’s injury, including caretakers, specialist visits, and long-term care
- Current and future pain and suffering
- The income you’ve lost if caring for your child prevents you from working
- Loss of opportunities in life for your child because of the injury
Calculating the costs of your case is one job of your Mesa newborn brain hemorrhage attorney. Their experience will help you get the most out of your settlement. Approaching the insurers on your own is a sure way to get a low offer. We know the evidence that the insurers must have to force them to pay what you’re truly owed.
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How Long Will My Case Take?
There is no way to state accurately how long your case will take, but we can explain some factors that could affect how quickly or slowly it will take. These factors include:
- How long it takes to get the evidence needed to identify who was responsible and to document all the losses you’ve experienced
- Whether the defendants use stalling tactics during your claim or lawsuit
- Whether the defendants engage in good faith negotiations
- Whether we’re successful in negotiating a settlement
- Whether your case needs to go to trial
- How long you take to contact a lawyer
It could take a few months, or it could take years, depending on the case. Our Mesa newborn brain hemorrhage attorneys can update you on where your case is and give an estimate of how long it will take based on past experience once they’ve begun work on your case.
Regardless of the time, the compensation will help your child live their best life. Many malpractice cases do not need to go to trial. Trials are the biggest reason for long delays before receiving compensation.
Proving Medical Negligence
To win your case, we have to prove that someone was negligent and harmed your child. There are four components to this:
- Was there a duty of care relationship between the victim and the defendants?
- Did they breach that duty of care by acting negligently?
- Did that breach cause your child’s brain hemorrhage?
- How was your child damaged by that breach?
Hospitals, as employers of medical professionals, may have vicarious liability if someone they allowed to work on their property harms you or your child. Figuring who is liable and proving it is yet another job of your newborn brain hemorrhage attorney.
If multiple parties share responsibility, part of the negotiation will be deciding how the liability is split and which losses each party will pay.
Speak with a Newborn Brain Hemorrhage Attorney
You owe it to yourself and your child to explore all of your legal options. Find out if your case is eligible for a malpractice lawsuit by contacting the Birth Injury Lawyers Group. Our newborn brain hemorrhage lawyers in Mesa, AZ, are ready to work with you.
Reach out by phone or text at the number on your screen, or email us. We can defend your rights and help you get compensation for your newborn’s brain hemorrhage. Contacting us will cost you nothing, and your case review is free.