The skin and bones of a newborn are extremely fragile and fractures happen all too often. In fact, 1 in 50 babies are born with a broken clavicle and while the bone often heals without complication, the fracture can also damage tendons and nerves near the break.
Pressure on the facial nerve can occur during delivery, especially when forceps are used. This can damage the nerve and result in the ability to voluntarily move the facial muscles.
A c-section is typically performed when a doctor has identified that the child or mother’s life is in danger and they need to be delivered as soon as possible, or when a medical condition has been identified that complicate labor and delivery. However, if a c-section isn’t performed in time or incorrectly, both mother and child may suffer as a result.
These are just a few examples of the injuries that a newborn may sustain if a medical professional makes a mistake.
Why Should I Consider Filing A Birth Injury Lawsuit?
Birth injury lawsuits can provide the plaintiffs with significant compensation for:
- past and future medical expenses
- lost wages
- physical pain and suffering
- emotional trauma
While there is no sum that can ever change the past, the compensation that can be obtained through a lawsuit can provide the victim of medical malpractice with a much brighter future.
How Much Will I Be Able To Recover Through A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Each medical malpractice lawsuit is different as are the actual losses that have been suffered by the plaintiff. Any compensation that is obtained through a legal complaint is intended to cover those losses, which is why it is impossible to estimate how much a case is worth until it has been carefully reviewed.
Call our local law offices today to have one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers review your case.
How Long Will It Take To Recover Compensation?
Lawsuits can take a substantial amount of time to reach a conclusion, however, don’t let this deter you from moving forward. The majority of time is spent during the discovery phase. During discovery, our attorneys will investigate and collect evidence that will support your claim. Examples of the types of evidence we may collect includes:
- Medical Records
- Witness Statements
- Surveillance Video
- Expert Testimony
Once a strong case has been built, our legal team will then either negotiate a proper settlement on your behalf of fight aggressively for your rights in court.