Any medical professional who provides services to a patient owes a legal duty of care for a newborn brain hemorrhage. Such individuals may include:
- A doctor
- A nurse
- A medical assistant
- Any other type of medical staff
- Decision-makers for a medical facility
Every childbirth happens under unique circumstances. Our team will review your case and determine who may have violated their duty of care and caused your child’s birth injury.
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We Can Help When a Medical Professional Violates Your Rights
Our legal team may lead your case after a violation of your rights. As the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) explains, all healthcare patients have rights. You have the right to sue when you become the victim of malpractice.
Your lawyer will determine whether any medical professional’s negligence caused your child’s injuries. Questions that may help assess negligence include:
- Was the medical professional serving you in a legally-binding capacity?
- Did the medical professional breach their duty of care?
- Did the medical professional’s breach of duty of care cause your child’s injury?
- Has your child suffered because of their injury?
A lawyer from our team will tailor this test to fit your circumstances. Negligence by medical professionals can take many forms, including:
- Physical errors
- Judgment errors
- Lack of thoroughness
- Lack of preparedness
Any of these specific errors could cause a hemorrhage.
We Can Identify the Cause of Your Child’s Injury
When proving negligence, it helps to be as specific as possible. A lawyer from our team will try to pinpoint the precise cause of your child’s brain hemorrhage. Possible causes of newborn brain hemorrhages are:
- A doctor’s failure to diagnose conditions that increase the risk of a birth injury
- A doctor prescribing medication to the mother in a risky manner
- A doctor causing injury with forceps, which the journal Neurosurgerynotes is one cause of brain hemorrhages
- A doctor failing to order an emergency c-section delivery
- Unsafe handling of your child by a nurse or medical assistant
Our lawyer will determine who owed their clients a legal duty of care for their newborn’s brain hemorrhage. They also identify what caused the child’s injuries.
We will hire medical experts as necessary to join our team. They may provide valuable insights into your child’s injuries. Their testimony also could support your case for financial recovery.
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Our Team Will Ensure That Your Case Reaches a Conclusion
Once we review your case, our team will file your case in the appropriate legal venue. We will serve as your lawyer until your case reaches a conclusion. Ideally, this conclusion will result in compensation for you and your child.
Types of Compensation You May Receive for a Birth Injury
Our team has a singular goal: to obtain compensation for your losses. Each parent and child may suffer differently after facing a newborn brain hemorrhage. We will determine which losses you have experienced and then assign value to those losses.
As a parent, you may deserve compensation for:
- The trauma of a difficult childbirth, which the Journal of Caring Sciencesnotes is an evidence-backed possibility
- The past and future cost of medical care for your child
- The cost of raising a child with a disability
- The cost of financial assistance for a non-independent adult child
- Your future pain and suffering
Your child has undoubtedly suffered from their birth injury. They may face challenges in the future as well. Your child may be entitled to compensation for:
- Their past pain and suffering
- Their future pain and suffering
- The loss of opportunities
- The loss of future wages
A lawyer from our team may present you with losses that you hadn’t considered. They will determine the cost of your losses and pursue financial coverage through a claim or lawsuit.
Newborn brain hemorrhages can be fatal. Our team will pursue coverage for wrongful death-related losses if this is true for you.
Hiring a lawyer may allow you to spend more time aiding your child’s recovery. A birth injury may present unique challenges, and you may spend time addressing your unexpected reality. Meanwhile, our team can pursue a financial recovery for you and your child.
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Hiring a lawyer may cost you nothing out of your pocket. Statutes of limitation, as well as other legal rules, vary by state. You may want to call our team as soon as possible so your legal time limit does not expire.
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