Infant Brain Damage Caused by Medical Negligence
Birth injuries can occur for a number of reasons, but there is a growing rate of birth injuries that are sustained because of negligence or malpractice on the part of the doctor or nurses that are attending the delivery. Certain birth injuries can lead to permanent brain damage. If you have had a healthy pregnancy, and there were no signs of brain damage or fetal distress before the delivery, it can be heartbreaking and debilitating to have a child who is brain damaged because of something that went wrong during delivery.
The sad truth is that brain damage can occur if the doctor or nurses are not paying careful attention to the wellbeing of the fetus during delivery. Signs of fetal distress usually indicate that the fetus is not getting enough oxygen, or its heart rate is slowing down. If these signs are present, it is urgent to get the baby delivered as soon as possible. Lack of oxygen for an extended period of time can cause severe brain damage which can lead to mental retardation or cerebral palsy. If you believe that your child suffered brain damage because doctors failed to recognize and treat signs of distress, contact a West Virginia birth injury attorney at the firm today.
Contact a West Virginia birth injury attorney
The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC understands what a terrible time you may be going through right now. You may still be dealing with the realities and adjustments of having a child with brain damage. Additionally, you may find yourself under a mountain of medical bills as a result of treatments your child needed after they were delivered. If you went into delivery assuming that your child would be born normal and healthy, you may be in a state of shock right now, as the reality of your new situation sets in. The Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC understands, and wants to help by fighting for you and seeking the compensation that your family not only deserves, but needs more than ever now.
If your child sustained infant brain damage during birth, contact a birth injury lawyer today to find out if you have a case.