Chattanooga Birth Malpractice Lawyers
When a baby is born, a family should have memories to cherish forever. Unfortunately, if a doctor or medical professional was negligent while the baby was being born, these negligent actions can alter a happy moment and make it a devastating one. Injuries that occur while a baby is born often cause long-term medical conditions for children and this can lead to long hospital stays, high hospital bills and long-term medical care for the children meaning that the family's members of the children suffer financially and emotionally as well.
Many people do not know what most birth-related injuries are caused by. Although, some problems that occur during birth and result in injury are caused by neglect or carelessness by a physician's nurse, or other member of the hospital, many injures can also occur while the mom is cared for during pregnancy. For example, we have handled cases where the child was harmed as a result of medication errors which exposed the mother to dangerous toxic substances. Obviously, the standard of care by the medical staff needs to be maintained throughout the pregnancy.
Other injuries can occur during the birth of the child. One of the most common complications arise if the baby is deprived of oxygen during the birthing process. This can result in significant trauma to the child's developing brain. Also, while a baby is being delivered, a physician may improperly use certain equipment and this can be harmful for the baby. Further, if the newborn baby needs to be born by C-section and this is delayed, the baby can suffer devastating injuries. If an injury occurs, it can mean expensive long-term help and treatment may be necessary for the baby.
When long-term help and treatment becomes necessary, this means that hospital costs and treatment costs go up as well. The children with condition may require specialty treatments and help. The children might also require nursing care in their house or have to be placed in special residences that can provide care and help for them. Kids who were born with an injury or condition may have to go to a special school. If a family members of the kid with the injury are able to be properly compensated they can get they money they need to pay the extremely high expenses for care, treatment and anything else their kid might require. Our experts have experience in projecting the costs of caring for a child with these unique injuries.
When a claim is made concerning the injury of a child when they were born, the information and laws are often complicated and confusing. This is why it is important to speak to our Chattanooga birth malpractice lawyers with the Higgins Firm. We have the knowledge and experience needed to handle the negligence of medical facilities and physicians concerning the injuries of families and their children.
Someone you love may have experienced lifelong conditions after having malpractice or negligence in the birth of a child. If so, you may have a claim needing the help of the compassionate and skilled legal team at the Higgins Firm. We encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible. We put our clients first in everything that we do. We will help you gather evidence including insurance information, medical records, and more to help you make the best case for your claim. We stand steadfast by our clients and will fight for your claim. We want to see to it that you are fairly compensated the amount that you deserve for the injuries that your loved one has suffered.
If you have questions or concerns about a child’s disabilities which may have resulted from negligent care or medications, Get in touch with us online or by phone at 800-705-2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.