Suing for Medical Malpractice if an Infant Suffered Damages
When you think of ‘medical malpractice case,’ the first thing that comes to mind is probably not one involving an infant. However, this is the case for many people every year when their newborn baby unfortunately gains brain damage as the result of malpractice by a care physician or somebody else involved in the birth process. Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most damaging things that can happen to a child at birth, being the leading cause of permanent disability in both infants and children for years. Many infants suffer every year due to a long labor where the brain is compressed for too long, or the infant losing too much oxygen because the birth took so long.
There are many symptoms of infant brain damage that are noticeable right away. These include an abnormally large forehead, distorted facial features, seizures, neck stiffness, or difficulty in focusing the eyes. Many of these children will suffer over the years from developmental delays and experience a wide range of cognitive symptoms, such as difficulties with attention, memory processing, language processing, controlling impulses, and more. They may not be able to reach milestones and may also suffer from physical symptoms like sleeping disorders, paralysis, tremors, and more.
How Does This Lead to a Lawsuit?
If you are a parent in this very scary situation and you had fears that your child would suffer for the rest of their life or even die from their injuries, this is something that could have changed your life. Luckily for you, you may be able to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit if you are able to show negligence on the behalf of medical staff. You must be able to establish the standard of care that was required by the professionals, show that the defendant’s conduct fell short of that standard, and show that this negligence caused harm, possibly even permanent harm, to your infant child.
In these cases, it is important to remember that expert medical witnesses are your best way to make your claim. They have experience in many fields and will be able to show that the brain damage caused was caused by negligence alone. Having these statements can be beneficial to you when you are making a case to recover for your child. We understand your case and how important it is to receive the compensation that your child deserves. This is why you should give us a call to speak to an experienced attorney who understands the laws regarding medical malpractice. We are waiting to hear from you.