Maryland Birth Injury Lawyer
The birth of a new child is supposed to be a joyous event marking a new chapter in the lives of a family. With 3 out of every 100 births falling victim to birth injuries, a joyous event is reduced to a fight for happiness and, at times, life.
Complications occurring during labor and delivery can lead to a variety of health related problems for both the baby and the mother. These injuries or complications are often referred to as birth complications. While some birth complications are mild and require no extensive medical care, others can lead to life long problems and medical costs well beyond the realm of a normal, complication free birth.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you to decide whether or not the complications suffered by you or your baby originated from “natural” circumstances or medical malpractice and negligence.
“Natural” circumstances include any birth injuries directly related to the unassisted birth of the baby. These circumstances may include compression or twisting of the umbilical cord during birth, breach births or babies who are too large to naturally fit through the birth canal.
In serious complications, brain damage or brain injuries may occur. Many of these injuries can be directly related to mistakes or miscalculations made by the hospital, doctors, nurses or general medical staff responsible for your care and your babies care during the birth process.
Such injuries can be the result of VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) complications, delays in non-productive births moving to c-sections, and all injuries acquired as a result of these complications.
Filing a personal injury case on the basis of birth injury is a complicated and intensive process. All medical records for the prenatal and postnatal care will need to be obtained, experts in the field of birth injuries will need to review these records and a case built based upon the qualifying information received.
These cases often take time to establish and are often difficult to win due to the sheer determination of the opponents to win the case. But, that does not mean you have to accept the birth injury and allow the medical malpractice or negligence to go unchecked.
You are not alone. Personal injury lawyers, who understand birth injury cases are available to answer your questions, review your case and determine whether or not the claim is meritorious. If you believe you are the victim of a birth injury, give us a call today. You do not have to fight this battle alone. We will meet with you immediately and provide a free evaluation of your case.
If you feel you have been a victim of a medical malpractice or birth injury due to the negligence of a doctor, physician or healthcare provider, call or email our medical malpractice lawyers today, we are available to speak with you anytime.