One of the most exciting days for a family is the day they welcome a newborn child into the world. Parents put an incredible amount of trust in the team of doctors and nurses that are going to deliver the baby. It is usually very easy to trust doctors because of the years of training they have had to go through to get their jobs. Unfortunately, when doctors are negligent, the infant and the mother can both suffer tremendous life-long consequences.
If a doctor’s negligence causes the infant to suffer a traumatic brain injury, the parents may want to consider legal options. Some of the factors that may contribute to a brain injury in an infant include:
- Induced labor
- Complications during labor
- Breech presentation
- Transverse presentation
- Misuse of forceps
- Misuse of a vacuum extractor
Of course, not all infant brain injuries are necessarily related to a doctor’s negligence. Like any medical malpractice case, the injured party must fulfill the burden of proof and find evidence that negligence existed that caused the injuries. A successful lawsuit can help the family recover significant compensation that can help cover some of the costs of a lifetime of therapy and medical treatment.
If you believe your infant was the victim of a brain injury due to the negligence of a doctor, contact our firm today.
If you need the legal services of an experienced Montgomery County attorney who focuses matters related to personal injury, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation today.