Birth Injuries & Birth Trauma Lawsuit Information
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Dec 30, 2013 in Medical Malpractice
The birth of a child should be an exciting and joyous event in the life of a couple, but sometimes the hopes and dreams parents hold for their children are shattered when their child is injured due to a doctor's negligence.
Approximately 7 in 1000 children born each year will experience a mild or severe birth injury, and some of these birth injuries will be the result of a doctor's negligence.
Mild birth injuries can be as simple as scrapes or contusions, but more severe birth injuries can include things such as cerebral palsy, spinal cord damage, brain damage, and Erb's palsy. These more severe birth injuries can negatively impact the lives of both the child and his or her parents.
Are you the parents of a child that suffered a birth injury? Have you considered filing a damages claim to compensate you for your losses and any expenses associated with the injury?
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Can I File A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Medical malpractice results when a doctor or other licensed health care provider fails to provide appropriate treatment to his or her patients based on the medical community's accepted standards of care. When this occurs the doctor may be held liable for medical malpractice.
The purpose of a medical malpractice lawsuit is twofold:
- To hold accountable those health care providers responsible for the victim's injuries;
- To obtain monetary compensation for the victim's emotional anguish and physical suffering as a result of their injuries.
While financial remuneration will not cure the victim's injuries or change what has happened, these monies can help ensure that the victim receives all of the specialized care they will need throughout their lifetime.
For example, the average lifetime costs to care for a child with a birth injury such as cerebral palsy is estimated at $500,000.
At the law offices of Goldberg Finnegan, we understand these types of facts and statistics to help build a robust argument for your MAXIMUM compensation claim.
Are Some Birth Injuries Preventable?
It is an unfortunate truth that many birth injuries are preventable. Preventable birth injuries often result when doctors utilize inappropriate methods of delivery, fail to appropriately treat fetal distress, or administer the wrong dose or type of medication to an expectant mother.
For example, Doctors may:
- Fail to effect a timely caesarean-section delivery when necessary
- Inappropriately or incorrectly use a vacuum or forceps
- May fail to correctly resuscitate a depressed baby.
The actions or inactions of doctors can cause permanent and irreversible damage to the child. Licensed health care providers that cause serious, lasting injuries to their patients should be held accountable for their careless and harmful actions.
How We Can Help You
Parents that live in or near Washington DC who believe their child suffered a birth injury as a result of medical malpractice should contact our law firm.
Our law firm employs attorneys that are skilled and well-versed in the area of law that pertains to birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice. Our knowledgeable and qualified attorneys can help parents ensure that the doctors responsible for their child's injuries are held accountable and that appropriate and adequate damages are awarded to the victim.
When professional legal representation becomes necessary, please contact our law firm for a free case evaluation at (888) 213-8140.
At the personal injury law offices of Goldberg Finnegan, we're here to help fight for the justice you deserve.