You may sue a hospital for a newborn brain hemorrhage. A hospital could be legally liable for any malpractice that occurs within its walls. As a result, a hospital may be among the liable defendants in your medical malpractice case.
Our team can explain whether a hospital is liable in your case. If you received prenatal care or gave birth in a facility other than a hospital, that facility may also be held liable.
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Hospitals May Be Sued for Medical Malpractice
A hospital may be held liable for:
- The negligence of its staff and leadership
- The actions of those allowed to operate inside the hospital, even if those individuals are not employed by the hospital
Other medical facilities that are not technically hospitals may have similar liability. The leadership of a hospital or other medical facility may be negligent if they:
- Failed to provide equipment that is in line with current medical standards
- Failed to properly vet staff and medical employees before hiring
- Failed to supervise employees and contractors
- Played any role in your child’s injury
In fact, hospitals pay a significant sum to account for liability claims, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). A medical facility, such as a hospital, may be liable even if the hospital owners and staff were not specifically negligent. This is because a hospital may have vicarious liability for the actions of any medical professionals who are permitted to work in its facility.
Individuals May Also Be Liable for Malpractice
In addition to one or more medical facilities, individuals can also be held liable for malpractice. More specifically, anyone who caused, contributed to, or failed to prevent your child’s hemorrhage could be held liable.
The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that someone is generally negligent if they do not act within the reasonable standard of care, which they are expected to abide by. When it comes to the issue of a newborn brain hemorrhage, a medical professional may violate the negligence standard in many ways.
A doctor may be one of the individuals liable for your losses. A doctor may have been negligent if they:
- Did not properly diagnose any conditions in you or your child that may have caused the hemorrhage
- Did not order appropriate precautions based on a diagnosed or undiagnosed condition
- Used forceps in a way that caused a birth injury, which the Journal of Reproductive Medicine explains is a potential cause of newborn hemorrhage
- Did not order an emergency C-section when they should have
- Prescribed any medications that increase the risk of newborn hemorrhage
It may be difficult for those without medical training to recognize malpractice. Our legal team can work with medical experts to review the circumstances of your child’s injury. We can identify any individuals who were negligent and seek compensation from those people.
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A Lawyer from Our Firm Can Pursue Awards Based on Your Losses
The awards that you may collect through a lawsuit will be based on your losses. This includes:
- The losses that your child has suffered because of their hemorrhage
- The losses that you have suffered as a parent
Our team may pursue compensation through one or multiple lawsuits.
Losses That Your Child May Experience
If your child’s hemorrhage was fatal, then you may be entitled to compensation reserved for deceased and surviving wrongful death victims. If your child survived their injury, then they may still experience significant losses.
Some of the losses that a newborn who suffers a hemorrhage may experience are:
- Pain and suffering caused by the injury itself
- Loss of cognitive function
- Loss of certain physical abilities
- Involuntary changes in the way they will live their life
- Possible loss of quality of life
Your child could have long-lasting or permanent symptoms from their brain hemorrhage. Our legal team can account for this when seeking compensation as part of your lawsuit.
Losses That Parents May Experience
A child suffering a birth injury can be severely traumatic for parents. You may be entitled to compensation for your trauma and may also receive coverage for:
- The cost of future medical care related to symptoms of your child’s hemorrhage
- The cost of alternative education if your child requires it
- The cost of the medical care that resulted in the hemorrhage
- Any other losses, financial or otherwise, that your family experiences because of your child’s birth injury
We will review your case and explain whether you can sue a hospital for your newborn’s brain hemorrhage.
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Birth injuries can cause lasting harm to both the newborn victim and their parents. You may be focused on your child’s physical recovery as well as your emotional wellbeing. A lawyer will handle your case for compensation as you maintain your focus.
For a free case review, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529.