A newborn is supposed to arrive perfect and whole, but many do not. Birth injuries can devastate a family’s future, and newborn brain hemorrhages are among the worst. You owe it to your family to find out if malpractice may have caused your child’s injury.
Our birth injury lawyers in Tucson can get you the answers you need. Find out if you have a case by calling our offices for a free case evaluation as soon as you can. We’ll help you learn if your case qualifies for a lawsuit.
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What Is a Brain Hemorrhage?
A brain hemorrhage, also called a brain bleed, is a type of stroke that happens when an artery in the brain bursts and bleeds into the brain tissue. This extra blood kills brain cells, leading to severe brain damage and potential death.
The extra blood irritates brain tissues and puts pressure on them. This squeezes other blood vessels running through brain tissue, eventually causing cell death. Cell death on its own can multiply fast because dead cells become toxic and can damage other healthy cells.
Brain hemorrhages are further divided into different types depending on where the bleeding happens. The blood vessels in a newborn’s brain, especially in a premature baby, are quite delicate. Symptoms of a brain hemorrhage in an infant include:
- Neonatal seizures (see a doctor immediately if your baby has any kind of seizure)
- Lethargy or irritability
- Feeding difficulties
- Bulging soft spot on the head
- Abnormal muscle tone
- Altered consciousness
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Causes of Newborn Brain Hemorrhage
Most newborn brain hemorrhages occur within the first few days of life, and certain babies are more likely to have the condition. Risk factors include premature birth, very low birth weight (under 3 pounds, 5 ounces), and certain genetic conditions.
Doctors can also miss causes that could contribute to newborn brain hemorrhage. These include:
- Blood clotting problems
- Blood pressure problems in the mother
- Infection in the mother
- Labor and delivery problems that put pressure on the skull
Sometimes a hemorrhage also happens because of trauma. A shaken baby or a dropped baby can harm the delicate blood vessels in an infant’s brain and create one.
Finding the cause of your baby’s brain hemorrhage is essential to know if your case qualifies for a malpractice lawsuit. We must show someone else’s negligence caused your baby’s hemorrhage, directly or indirectly.
Why Would I Need Compensation for My Baby’s Brain Hemorrhage?
A brain hemorrhage causes brain damage, which will have a devastating effect on your child’s development. It could also be fatal. Some babies get them despite a doctor’s best efforts. Others get them because of their doctor’s incompetence.
Caring for a baby with a brain hemorrhage is extremely expensive and emotionally draining. Some symptoms may not show until your child misses developmental or behavioral milestones. Educational problems are also possible.
By getting compensation for your child’s brain hemorrhage with the help of a Tucson newborn brain hemorrhage attorney, you can pay for the care your child needs. This care will raise the quality of their lives and help your family deal with the financial shock of caring for a child with special needs.
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How Do I File Malpractice for Newborn Brain Hemorrhages?
You need the help of an experienced newborn brain hemorrhage attorney in Tucson who can help you with your case. Malpractice cases are harder to prove than something like an auto accident. You need a legal expert who knows how to fight the insurers.
There are also legal obstacles to starting one of these cases. We have to get a medical expert to vouch that your child’s brain hemorrhage was caused by malpractice before we can file a lawsuit, and we have to notify the defendant that you’re intending to sue.
However, you don’t have to worry about the legalities. That’s our job. Once you have us on your side, you can put all your attention on caring for your baby while we turn our attention to getting your baby justice and compensation.
How Much Could I Get for My Baby’s Brain Hemorrhage?
The brain is frightfully complex, and a hemorrhage can happen anywhere where there is an artery. How much you can get depends on how badly your child’s hemorrhage harmed them, so until we can investigate it’s impossible to say.
However, most babies with brain damage require a tremendous amount of expensive care. Your family could get quite a lot of money if you win a brain hemorrhage case. To get that money, you need the Birth Injury Lawyers Group on your side.
We will calculate all the damages you’re owed, and there are probably more than you considered. For example, did you know you can get money to cover renovations to accommodate your child’s injury, or get any lost wages for time you had to take off driving your child to specialists?
Are There Caps on Malpractice Lawsuits in Arizona?
There are no caps on malpractice lawsuits in Arizona, so there is no limit to how much you can get. As long as we have the evidence to prove the costs, we can ask for it. Other states place limits on how much you can get even if a jury agrees that you’re owed more.
Could I Share Responsibility for My Child’s Brain Hemorrhage?
It is unlikely, but sometimes both a parent and a doctor will share responsibility for a child’s birth injury. Here’s what happens in Arizona when there is shared responsibility. First, the person with 51% or more responsibility for the injury is considered the at-fault party. They get nothing.
The party with less responsibility gets their compensation reduced by whatever their percentage of fault is. So if you got an award of $1 million dollars, but you were 10% at fault, you would lose $100,000.
If you are found to be at-fault, you wouldn’t owe the insurers anything in most cases. You would walk away empty-handed. This is the worst-case scenario.
Hire a Tucson Newborn Brain Hemorrhage Attorney Today
When your child suffers a serious birth injury like a brain hemorrhage, you need answers. To get them, call The Birth Injury Lawyers Group immediately. We will put you in touch with a Tucson newborn brain hemorrhage lawyer who can help you find out if malpractice caused your child’s brain damage.
If so, we will help you get justice through a malpractice lawsuit. Our consultations are free, so there is no risk to speak with us. Get help today by emailing us through our contact page or calling the number on your screen. We look forward to helping you and your child get compensation for what happened.