Different kinds of newborn brain hemorrhages that you may sue for are:
- Intracerebral hemorrhage
- Intraventricular hemorrhage
- Subdural hemorrhage
- Epidural hemorrhage
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
These are types of brain hemorrhage that may occur either between the brain tissue and skull or within the brain tissue itself.
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Brain Hemorrhages Can Be Serious
The consequences of your child suffering a brain injury can be devastating. A brain hemorrhage may cause:
- Oxygen flow to the brain to be cut off
- Pressure on the brain due to the accumulation of blood
- The death of brain cells
- Loss of function in the now-dead brain cells
Brain hemorrhages can cause long-term health issues and may be fatal. The symptoms that your newborn may be experiencing because of their hemorrhage are worth evaluating. Our team can work with medical professionals to determine the precise ways your child’s injury has affected them.
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Your Child’s Hemorrhage May Have Been Preventable
From a non-technical perspective, preventable brain hemorrhages are the kind of newborn brain hemorrhage you can sue for. There may be numerous ways that a medical professional can prevent a brain hemorrhage, beginning with monitoring a mother while she is pregnant.
A Doctor’s Failure May Have Happened During Pregnancy
The doctor or doctors who cared for you during your pregnancy may be partially or fully at fault for your child’s hemorrhage. Possible medical failures during pregnancy include:
- Failing to recognize any health conditions in your child
- Failing to identify any circumstances, such as your child’s positioning in the womb, which might make childbirth more difficult
- Prescribing you any medications or therapies that are linked to an increased risk of newborn hemorrhage
Failure to diagnose may be the most transparent way that a medical professional can err in caring for a pregnant mother.
The Use of Forceps Is Linked with Newborn Hemorrhage
The Journal of Reproductive Medicine states that the use of forceps during childbirth is associated with newborn brain hemorrhages.
Using forceps in any capacity could have been unnecessary based on the circumstances of your delivery. The delivering doctor may have had other, safer options available that they did not use.
Hemorrhage may also come from the specific use of forceps. There are different types of forceps deliveries, including:
- Outlet forceps delivery
- High forceps delivery
- Mid forceps delivery
- Low forceps delivery
These different deliveries may require varying skill levels and may come with different risks. It might be malpractice if a doctor’s choice to engage in a forceps delivery was not appropriate.
An Emergency C-Section May Have Been Necessary
A doctor may order an emergency C-section delivery when doing so could prevent injury to the child or mother. It is vital for our team to review the specifics of your delivery because a doctor may have erred by failing to order an emergency C-section.
Your Lawyer Will Collect Evidence on Your Behalf
We will want to be as familiar as possible with the circumstances that led to your child’s injury. This means that we will want to:
- Review medical records documenting your prenatal care
- Review any records of your delivery
- Interview any witnesses who can attest to your care during pregnancy or during your child’s delivery
- Obtain testimony from doctors who have cared for your child after their hemorrhage occurred
Our team may also consult one or more experts in the medical field to analyze your case from an informed perspective.
Medical Experts May Be Central to Your Case
Our legal team wants to present the strongest case that we can. Expert testimony may be critical to presenting a strong case, especially when medical malpractice can involve complex, technical issues.
We may hire experts as part of your representation. These experts may:
- Have a professional background in prenatal care, obstetrics, and other relevant medical fields
- Have testified previously in childbirth-related medical malpractice cases
- Be able to state for certain whether you are the victim of medical malpractice
- Cite specific actions or shortcomings by medical professionals with respect to your case
- Be a critical part of your case for compensation
These experts may be available to your lawyer throughout the duration of your case. They may help explain medical concepts to your lawyer, which may allow your lawyer to better understand the crux of your argument for awards.
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Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group may be able to recover compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, and other losses that have come from medical malpractice. You and your child may both be entitled to justice.
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