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Birth Injury Lawyer in Wilmington
As a parent expecting a newborn, you put a lot of trust in the healthcare system to help with the birth process. While most healthcare providers in Wilmington have good intentions and are professionals in everything they do, a moment of negligence is all it takes to cause serious, life-changing injuries. The steps you take after the birth injury could determine how your child will live the rest of their life.
We understand how overwhelming it can be to handle a birth injury, let alone the legal aspect. You can trust a Wilmington birth injury attorney from Morgan and Morgan to help you make decisions in your best interests. But first things first, we must establish whether you have a viable claim. Please fill out our free case evaluation form to get started.
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What Are Examples of Birth Injuries?
Birth injuries encompass a range of complications that may occur during childbirth, including but not limited to the following:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Erb's palsy
- Spinal cord injuries
- Perinatal asphyxia
- Facial paralysis
These injuries can result from various factors, such as medical negligence, oxygen deprivation, or improper use of delivery tools.
What Are Examples of Negligence That Could Lead to Birth Injuries?
As sad as it sounds, some of these injuries are preventable. It takes a certain degree of negligence to contribute to such injuries. Examples include:
- Failure to monitor fetal distress
- Delayed or improper C-section
- Medication errors during pregnancy or delivery
- Inadequate response to complications during labor
If you suspect that someone else was responsible for the birth injuries your loved one experienced, you should have your case evaluated for free by a birth injury expert from our team.
What Are Some Long-Term Effects of Birth Injuries?
Birth injuries can lead to long-term effects, which are often costly, stressful, and painful to manage. Examples of these long-term effects include developmental delays, cognitive impairment, and emotional and behavioral challenges
These effects can significantly impact a child's life, necessitating ongoing care and support, which is why we are here to help you get the compensation your child needs to live a normal life.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for Birth Injuries?
Regarding liability, any party that owes you a duty of care in the healthcare system may be responsible if they breach this duty. These include:
- Healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, and midwives
- Hospitals and medical facilities if they were negligent
- Pharmaceutical companies (if medication-related)
Determining liability often requires a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the birth. Only an attorney with access to powerful legal resources stands a chance of investigating such a case. That's one of the reasons medical malpractice lawyers from Morgan and Morgan stand out.
What Damages Are Plaintiffs Entitled to After a Birth Injury?
Each birth injury case is unique, so there is no standard set of damages you may be entitled to. That said, in these cases, plaintiffs may be entitled to damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Future care and treatment expenses.
Bear in mind that the specific damages will also depend on the impact of the injury on the child and their family.
Get the Legal Help You Need to Obtain the Compensation You Deserve
At Morgan and Morgan, we’ve won similar cases before, most notably a $38 million award for a birth injury victim. If you believe someone was negligent during the birth process, please contact us today for a free case review. We might be able to help your loved one get the compensation they need to live an everyday life.
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