January 30, 2020
The Weitz Firm, LLC

There is nothing more devastating than learning your child has been injured, especially if that injury was caused by a medical professional. Brain injuries are one of the most serious injuries that can be caused by medical mistakes. If your child has been injured due to the negligence of healthcare professional, secure a medical malpractice attorney in Philadelphia today. At the Weitz Firm, we are ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve.

How could a child suffer a brain injury at birth?

When a newborn baby suffers brain damage at birth, the parents and the entire family of that child will be devastated. They will be left fearing for their child’s future and wondering how they will afford future medical costs. Some brain injuries that occur at birth are due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional.

The brain of a fetus and infant are largely undeveloped. Because of this, any brain injury at this stage could cause much more damage than it would to an older child or adult. Prenatal brain injuries happen while a fetus is still in the womb and postnatal brain injuries occur during or soon after delivery. There are several ways in which a baby could suffer from brain damage at birth, including:

  • Oxygen deprivation. This can occur medical providers fail to recognize problems they provide solutions in a timely manner. This can include:
    • Pre-eclampsia
    • Eclampsia
    • Overmedicating a mother or child
    • Trauma to the infant or mother
    • Prolapse of the umbilical cord
    • Breech birth
    • Shoulder misplacement
  • Medical malpractice. There are times when the medical staff in charge of the delivery (obstetrician, nurses, medical assistance) act negligently and cause injury to an infant or mother. This can include misuse delivery tools, misreading or failing to monitor the mother and infant’s vital signs, and more.

In order to prove a medical mistake occurred and caused a brain injury to your child, you will need help from a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney who can conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. This will include gathering all evidence related to the incident, having a trusted medical professional review the case and provide expert witness testimony and more.

Let us help secure the compensation you deserve

If your child has sustained a brain injury that was caused by the actions of a medical professional, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At the Weitz Firm, our skilled and experienced team is ready to get to work on your case. We will investigate what happened in order to secure the compensation you need, which can include:

  • Coverage of all medical expenses related to the brain injury
  • Any future medical costs that are expected
  • Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against the medical provider responsible

When you need a Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney after a child brain injury, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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