When couples are expecting a newborn, it is an emotional time in their lives. They can go through a slew of emotions as they prepare for the birth of their child. They can be happy that they are finally bringing a baby into this world. They may be excited to be new parents. Throughout this time, parents are debating whether or not the baby will be a boy or a girl. They may even decide to find out the gender in order to focus on picking out the baby’s name and deciding how to decorate a nursery. Although this is a happy and exciting time in their lives, new parents often worry about the uncertainty ahead. They want to make sure that they have a healthy baby. Pregnant moms will do all they can while pregnant to make sure that their baby is born healthy. Dads can provide the best environment possible to create a healthy atmosphere while their partner is pregnant.
Pregnant women can develop a relationship with their doctor that develops throughout their pregnancy. This relationship is special since the mother is trusting the life of her baby in this doctor’s hands. If the doctor has been guiding the mother throughout her whole pregnancy, she trusts the doctor on a certain level. However, sometimes things can go wrong during the birth of a baby. Doctors are educated individuals who practice a respectable profession, but they are able to make mistakes, too. If you believe that your healthcare professional made a mistake during your child’s birth that has resulted in a birth injury, contact us for a consultation.
What do birth injuries consist of?
Birth injuries can cover a broad range of injuries. These can include Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, facial paralysis, spinal cord injuries and more. Medical professionals can be held accountable for their actions when it results in a birth injury. These cases can involve medical negligence from a healthcare professional. When negligence is involved in the birth of a newborn, it can result in brain damage caused by vacuum extractor misuse and forceps misuse or brachial plexus injuries caused by excessive force when handling a shoulder dystocia.
If you believe that negligence has led to a birth injury, you have the right to call for an investigation into the matter. With legal counsel, we can help guide you through the process of claiming a case for medical malpractice. Medical expenses of a baby born with a birth injury can pile up. By seeking legal action, you may be entitled to compensation that can help with the cost of your newborn. We understand that your child is your priority and we want to assist you by alleviating some of your stress.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.