So, you have spent nine glorious months growing a child inside of your womb and the day finally comes to deliver your precious bundle of joy. There are many emotions going through your body right now, nervousness, fear, but most importantly excitement. This is the day you and your loved ones have been waiting for. While there are many complications at birth, the furthest thing away from your mind is if the doctors and medical professionals that you have trusted with this precious moment in your life will be the cause of those complications. Birth defects begin while the child is in the womb, but birth injuries happen during labor and complications during the delivery of the child. This is something you should be aware of when deciding your delivery options and a doctor to take you along the way. Birth injuries can also lead to a mother or family deciding to hire a personal injury attorney to assist with any claims that need to be filed against any involved parties. Common birth injuries are:
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain damage to the infant, and others.
Birth injuries and birth defects are sometimes hard to decipher, so do not try to figure it out alone. Speak with a personal injury attorney to discuss the details of your pregnancy, labor, and delivery, so that you can determine what actually happened. While an injury is easy to detect, it is difficult to pursue a claim and win without all the proper information. This is because some things are hard to prove, having the help of an attorney will also be the help of someone knowledgeable and experienced. An attorney will assist you in showing. A judge that the doctor or medical professionals played some part in being negligent during your child delivery process and caused a defect or injury to you or your infant.
This can be a lot to handle on your own, on top of the fact that you just gave to birth to your child. Speak to a skilled personal injury attorney about your legal options and what you should do next. If the doctor or medical professionals were responsible a medical malpractice lawyer, like from Andrew R. Lynch, P.C., will help you and your family hold them accountable. Please note that hospitals usually have equally skilled and knowledgeable attorneys so do not wait until the last minute to get your case review and resolve your matter as swiftly as possible.