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Preventable birth injuries can sometimes lead to disability

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2020 | Medical Malpractice

Bringing a new baby into your family is a joyous occasion. Most of the time, the delivery of an infant goes well, allowing the baby to start life strong. Unfortunately, there are occasions when negligent medical professionals cause injury to an infant, sometimes leaving the child with a lifelong disability.

We know that these are difficult concepts for Indiana parents to face, especially when there were no previous indications of a problem. This is the way medical malpractice occurs in most cases—without any warning or any signs. Sometimes, medical malpractice results in only minor harm, which can be remedied. Other times, negligent birth injuries can result in permanent disability.

Cerebral palsy, for example, is a permanent disability that can occur when a doctor makes an error before, during or even after the infant’s birth. Examples include:

  • Failing to provide enough oxygen to an infant in need
  • Injuring the baby’s brain during birth, resulting in prolonged bleeding
  • Prescribing harmful drugs to the mother during pregnancy

There is no cure for cerebral palsy, and most victims require specialized care to mitigate the circumstances of this disability. This typically means that the family will face lifelong expenses related to their child’s care.

We understand that as parents, you are committed to making sure that your injured child receives the care necessary to grow and thrive. However, we feel that you should not have to shoulder these financial burdens alone if medical malpractice caused harm to your child.

Our lawyers want you to know that you can find a legal solution that can help you manage the costs of a permanent disability. This offers the added advantage of holding the responsible parties to account for their carelessness.

Please reach out for legal assistance if your child was injured by negligence. You may find more about the elements of a successful medical malpractice claim by continuing to explore our website.