No one ever wants to think of anything when it comes to having a baby other than a happy and a healthy birth. That is every parent’s wish and they want their child to have the best shot at life.
When it comes to birth, no one wants to imagine that their baby might sustain a birth injury. It may be the last thing on their minds even, but unfortunately, a certain percentage of new parents have to deal with this issue every year.
When you are dealing with a birth injury, you may be feeling that this is a worst case scenario. Confronting this situation may feel like you are in a bad dream. Birth injuries can occur from a number of reasons, including medical malpractice.
Other situations could be a delayed c-section or a difficult delivery. It could be the mistakes of a medical attendant or failure to act. Having a medical professional’s negligence affect your newly born child can be devastating to have to acknowledge for a family.
Parents and children deal with the consequences of a birth injury no matter what. If they are lucky, the problems can be remedied. Other cases may involve years of treatment, physical therapy, or medical bills.
Parents may find themselves dealing with not only a number of financial burdens but emotional challenges that they have to navigate. They may also feel guilty about choices that led up to the birth injury, such as choosing a certain practitioner or location to give birth.
The suffering for both the child, the siblings, and the parents can be very great. Families may also have not financially prepared for dealing with medical treatments and more to this extent as well as the time and care needed to tend to their child.
Medical bills as well as cost of care can be incredibly high and the bills often start arriving immediately after birth if there has been an injury and it is being treated. Families may contend with the bills not only in the short term but the long term and even indefinitely.
All children deserve the right to come into this world without injury. Having to endure the consequences of negligence or other birth injury causing situations that could have been potentially avoided is a tough position to be in.
If you know or believe that your child has been negatively affected as a result of negligence on the part of a medical professional, you need legal representation and counsel. A qualified and experienced attorney is going to know what to do to help advise you on what steps you should take if you are considering a lawsuit.
Dealing with this situation is never easy. Any parent would have a tough time navigating it. You cannot wait to pursue legal action if you are in this situation, however. Consult our law firm today for a consultation and a way to move forward in a difficult situation.