Coping With Your Child’s Birth Injury
After months of anxiously awaiting the arrival of your bundle of joy, discovering that your child may face lifelong struggles due to a birth injury can shake a parent’s faith in the future. When medical professionals make preventable mistakes, they should be held accountable for the damage to your child and his future medical and daily care needs.
Causing needless harm to a child is unacceptable
In the United States, six to eight percent of babies are born with complications related to birth injuries. These complications are often caused when a doctor or member of the hospital delivery team makes a mistake, the result of which can leave the child facing a serious injury, such as:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Cerebral palsy
- Birth asphyxia
- Seizures after birth
- HIE (Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy)
- Brain damage at birth
- Brachial plexus injury
- Birth hypoxia
These preventable injuries can lead to permanent damage and pain that your child must endure from the rest of his or her life. As a parent, you may be facing the prospect of providing daily routine care to your child for the remainder of your life. The person or facility responsible for the harm to your child, or the insurance company, should be required to help pay for your child’s current and future needs related to the injuries.
If your child has suffered one of these or another type of injury due to negligence of a medical team, an experienced injury attorney at Fazio, Disalvo & Abers can help you preserve your child’s right to compensation.