How Medical Negligence Caises Brain Injuries at Birth
If your baby suffered a preventable traumatic brain injury during or before birth, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Building a case against an obstetrician, anesthesiologist, or another medical professional can be difficult; however, you do not need to handle the process alone. Berger and Green represents families who have gone through this experience in the Pittsburgh area.
The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be life-altering and permanent. You should not have to shoulder the costs of another party’s negligence. Let a Pittsburgh brain injuries from birth lawyer help you. Our office can be reached at (412) 661-1400. Get your free consultation with a member of our team today.
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How a Birth Injury Lawyer Can Help with Your Case
Hiring an attorney has many potential benefits. Most notably, we handle the legal aspects of your case while you get your child the care they need.
The injuries a child receives during birth can be long-lasting. We can help negotiate for a settlement that will help to care for your child for the duration of their life.
Doctors must uphold a standard of care specific to their field. If they fail to do so and injure a patient, you can—and should—file a claim against the negligent medical professional.
Our team can manage your claim for you. A lawyer from Berger and Green can:
- Interpret your medical records
- Determine the appropriate next steps
- Identify all liable parties
- Build a case against the negligent medical professional and their employer
- Manage communication with all involved parties
- Prepare your case for trial
- Represent you at trial if necessary
See how our team can help you during a free consultation.
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Conditions Resulting from Natal Brain Injuries
The type of brain injury your child suffered can determine the effects they may feel, either short-term or even for the rest of their life. We can help you seek compensation for any of the following types of conditions that result from brain injuries at birth:
- Cerebral palsy
- Intracranial hemorrhages
- Infant death
Recoverable Compensation for a Childbirth Brain Injury
We may be able to help you pursue financial awards for medical malpractice damages based on:
- Pain and suffering
- Hospital invoices
- Regular therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Miscellaneous expenses
- And more
Several factors may affect your legal award. Our team at Berger and Green can help you understand what you might be able to expect. Call us today for a no-cost conversation about your legal options at (412) 661-1400.
Potentially Liable Parties
Any member of your birthing team can be liable. This can include:
- Your obstetrician or midwife
- The anesthesiologist
- Any other member of your birthing team
- The hospital or medical center at which the birth took place
Our team will investigate the circumstances of your birth to determine all liable parties.
Potential Causes of Your Child’s Brain Injury
There are many different possible causes of a natal brain injury. These include:
- Umbilical cord around the neck
- Placental blockage or separation
- Improper use of forceps or suction
- Skull fracture
- Oxygen deprivation
- Shoulder dystocia
- Extreme jaundice
There are many other ways that a medical professional’s negligent behavior can lead to a brain injury. Per 231 Pa. CSA § 1042.3, a medical malpractice claim requires an expert opinion to determine the type and extent of a victim’s injuries and whether they were likely to have been caused by human error.
We Can Recruit Expert Witnesses to Support Your Claim
While 231 Pa. Code Rule 1042.3 mandates that at least one expert’s testimony be present for a valid medical malpractice claim, many experts could be consulted and deposed for a case involving a natal traumatic brain injury. We regularly work with medical experts in and around Pittsburgh and can get you in touch with the right experts for your case. We will oversee the entire legal process from filing your claim to receiving your settlement or court award.
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Time Limits on Lawsuits in Pennsylvania May Be Relevant
While a person has two years to file a lawsuit for injury per 42 Pa. CSA § 5524, family members of a baby injured during birth may want to take legal action sooner for a number of reasons. Other deadlines and paperwork may expire before this two-year cap. Missing important legal deadlines can diminish the value or potential of a claim. Ensuring complicated details are met and that deadlines are promptly honored is only part of what Berger and Green does for each of our clients.
The invoices and fees associated with raising a disabled child can stack up quickly and become overwhelming. If your child was injured during birth, that financial burden may not be yours to bear. Due to this reason, some families choose to file legal papers as soon as possible once they realize that their child was hurt during labor, and that it may be due to the fault of their medical provider. However, even if some time has passed since your child’s birth, you may still be eligible to file a lawsuit.
Get Legal Information About Your Case
If your baby suffered a traumatic brain injury at or before birth, Berger and Green may be able to help. Call us today for a free consultation about your legal rights and options at (412) 661-1400. A Pittsburgh brain injuries from birth lawyer can explain your options. We handle cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means we take nothing upfront and recover nothing unless and until you receive a settlement or award. There is no risk when working with the Berger and Green team.