When injuries to an infant occur during the delivery process, the joy of bringing another life into this world can quickly change into sorrow and emotional pain. The lawyers at The Colleran Firm understand how difficult a birth injury can be for a family.
Many birth injury cases result in significant medical expenses . The child may require long-term medical care for the rest of their lives. Health insurance is often not sufficient to cover these expenses. In addition, the child may suffer physical and emotional pain, and in severe cases be unable to earn a living upon reaching adulthood.
A competent and compassionate medical malpractice attorney can look into the circumstances surrounding the birth injury and evaluate whether the family has a viable claim. If a medical professional or hospital provided negligent care during the delivery process, resulting in injury to the child, they may be liable to pay compensation to the family.
Our attorneys will diligently examine all the medical evidence including medical records, doctors’ and nurses’ notes, medication records and more to determine if and at what stage a medical error occurred. We will use medical experts to help interpret the records and ascertain whether a healthcare provider failed to contact a specialist, failed to monitor the vitals of the baby, failed to employ proper delivery techniques, or did not order a C-section in time. We may also bring in experts such as life-care planners and economists to determine the future cost of care of a child with a birth injury.