One of the most tragic events that can happen in a person’s life is to have the birth of their child rattled by a traumatic brain injury. There are a number of things that can go wrong during childbirth. New parents rely on their doctors to deliver their baby with the necessary competence and skill. However, when a physician is negligent, a child can suffer lifelong consequences. A parent may be subject to unexpected expenses, including medical bills, potential surgeries, and special services related to the child’s brain injury that could have been avoided. If your baby was the victim of a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may be able to bring a lawsuit. The attorneys at Friedman Schuman have the experience necessary to help you recover maximum compensation for the injuries caused by medical negligence. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.
Causes of infant brain injuries
If a baby sustained a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of a medical professional’s misuse of tools or failure to notice fetal distress, one may be able to take legal action. It is important to understand some of the factors that contribute to infant brain injury. Some of these may include:
- Breech or Transverse presentation
- Failure to notice fetal distress
- Induced labor
- Complications during labor
- Misuse of forceps or vacuum extractor
If a child suffers from a traumatic brain injury, they may be subject to a lifetime of physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and other extensive treatments to help mitigate the effects. Some children with brain injuries may require costly medical equipment, modifications to the home, and the need to hire a nurse or attendant. These overwhelming expenses can burden a family for a lifetime.
Contact a Montgomery County birth injury attorney
If your child is the victim of a traumatic brain injury resulting from a physician’s negligence, you may be able to bring a lawsuit to recover damages. The experienced attorneys at Friedman Schuman are ready to assess your case, guide you through your legal options and help recover compensation that may assist you in mitigating overwhelming costs related to a traumatic brain injury. Contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.