A helpless newborn may be harmed if doctors or other medical personnel make mistakes during or after delivery. In addition to other complications, brain hemorrhage is one possible outcome of medical negligence. A claim for compensation after a baby’s brain injury is a way to pursue justice and financial compensation from those at fault.
A lawyer from our firm can guide you on what evidence you need to file a newborn brain hemorrhage claim. You may not necessarily need a specific sort or amount of evidence to complete a successful lawsuit.
Different victims of medical malpractice may present their cases with substantially different types of evidence. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group newborn brain hemorrhage lawyers will use the evidence and documentation available to build your case.
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The Blueprint for Showing Negligence
While lawyers may have diverse evidence for each case, they generally follow the same blueprint for proving negligence. The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that negligence can be any departure from reasonable behavior that causes harm.
A more specific process for proving medical negligence is as follows:
- Proving that the medical professional in your case was your doctor
- Showing that the medical professional acted in a negligent way
- Proving that the medical professional’s negligence contributed to your child’s hemorrhage
- Establishing that the medical professional’s negligence caused your child’s losses and possibly your losses
Aside from step one, this may be the general process for proving negligence in any personal injury or wrongful death case. If a non-medical professional was negligent in causing your child’s bleeding, then your lawyer may still follow steps 2 through 4 when making your case.
A Lawyer from Our Firm Will Pursue Fair Coverage for Your Losses
Your child may be the primary victim of medical malpractice. As the one who suffered a hemorrhage, they may:
- Have permanent brain damage
- Have diagnosable conditions such as cerebral palsy, which the journal Clinics in Perinatology explains can result from hemorrhages in newborns
- Require lifelong assistance to complete tasks that are generally considered routine
- Experience a diminished quality of life
You may also suffer numerous losses as the parent of a newborn with a brain hemorrhage. The cost of raising your child could increase significantly, as you may need to pay for the cost of:
- Medical care stemming directly from their hemorrhage
- Caregivers throughout your life
- Medications related to symptoms of their hemorrhage
- Alternative education
- Supporting an adult who may not be able to maintain regular employment
Every victim of a newborn hemorrhage faces a unique reality, as do their parents. Your lawyer will speak with you and medical professionals to determine your child’s prognosis. This may provide a clearer picture of the losses for which you may receive coverage.
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Can You Sue a Hospital for Newborn Brain Hemorrhage?
If your infant suffers a brain hemorrhage, and the hospital is responsible for the harm, you may file a lawsuit against the facility. Hospitals and other healthcare providers may be held accountable when medical negligence happens on their premises. In light of this, a hospital could be responsible for the following:
- Carelessness on the part of a physician
- It was due to the nurse’s carelessness.
- The carelessness of any healthcare employee
- The carelessness of any third-party contractor the hospital hires to provide services there
Some birth injuries may be traced back to carelessness by hospital administration. The maternity ward you delivered it could have:
- Not giving a doctor the tools they need to deliver a baby safely.
- Failed to provide a safe working environment
- Failed to hire competent individuals
- Allowed a doctor who wasn’t licensed or who was inebriated to practice on company property
Hospitals may be held responsible even if they did not act negligently. Hospitals and clinics may realize they may be held responsible for injuries on their premises. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) attributes a large portion of hospitals’ budgets to liability insurance premiums for this same reason.
Your attorney can tell you whether the hospital’s insurance will cover your medical care. Instead, your attorney may suggest adding the hospital as a defendant to the case.
Several parties may be named in a medical malpractice claim, including the hospital or medical institution where your kid was injured. The prenatal care provider can be responsible as well.
Focusing on Your Child’s Health
In some cases, a newborn brain hemorrhage can prove fatal. If this is the case for you, then you may be working through a challenging period in your life. You may not want to deal with a wrongful death case. Hiring a lawyer from The Birth Injury Lawyers Group ensures you do not have to go through this painful process alone.
Even if your child survived their hemorrhage, you might face various challenges. Working with a newborn brain hemorrhage lawyer will allow you to pursue economic justice while continuing to focus entirely on your child’s health.
Your attorney will complete the legal side of your case. They will determine what evidence you need to file your newborn brain hemorrhage claim. They will work to gather such evidence and will ultimately seek compensation through a settlement or trial.
How We Will Fight for You and Your Child
Our lawyers understand:
- The general process of completing medical malpractice lawsuits
- What specifically qualifies as negligence, and what does not
- Types of evidence that can be helpful to a medical malpractice case
- How to negotiate a settlement in a medical malpractice case
Birth injuries can be traumatic for the mother and her child. The Journal of Caring Sciences explains that mothers may have lasting psychological problems related to traumatic childbirth, and your lawyer may seek compensation for such mental anguish.
Crucially, your lawyer will determine whether any parties aside from a doctor are liable for your damages. Defendants may include:
- A nurse
- A hospital
- A non-hospital facility where you gave birth or received prenatal care
Completing a lawsuit can take substantial time and effort. Our firm can handle this entire process on your behalf.
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Suffering a complicated delivery is traumatic, and a newborn brain hemorrhage can be an especially serious injury. A medical professional or another liable party could be required to compensate you for your past and future losses.
A lawyer from our team can help seek justice for your family. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today to get started with a free consultation.