Having a baby is exciting and scary and wonderful and life changing. Like any parent, you want the best for your child. That means putting your trust in your medical care providers to do what’s right for you and your baby. Unfortunately, even the best doctors sometimes make mistakes. When it comes to pregnancy and delivery, those mistakes can have serious consequences.
Most pregnancies and deliveries go smoothly, with no complications. If complications do arise, the damage may be mild and go away within a short time. In other cases, though, the damage may be severe and have a lasting effect on your child’s health.
Sometimes, complications are unavoidable. For example, cerebral palsy may arise as a result of a genetic mutation affecting the development of your child’s brain, or a brachial plexus injury may occur because your child has a high birth weight and can’t easily pass through the birth canal.
Other complications may be the result of negligence by your medical care team. For example, cerebral palsy may also be caused by oxygen deprivation to your baby’s brain if the baby is allowed to stay in the birth canal for too long.
If your child’s injuries were caused by the negligence of your medical care providers, you may be entitled to compensation. We understand that no amount of money can repair the damage, but it can ease the financial burden of the necessary medical treatments and other expenses arising from your child’s injury.
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