If you have been told that your child has suffered from a birth injury, you may have birth injury questions. Questions such as, why did this happen to my child? Will my child get better? Was the injury preventable? These are all practical birth injury questions for parents to ask. But unfortunately, getting answers is not always easy, especially if there are questions involving medical negligence or improper medical care that may have led to your child’s birth injury.
Birth Injury Questions and Answers:
Q: What is a birth injury?
A: A birth injury can be any type of injury that occurred during pregnancy, labor and delivery or shortly after birth. Common birth injuries include bruising from forceps, fractures of the clavicle or collarbone, and brachial plexus palsy (Erb’s Palsy). Birth injuries can also cause cerebral palsy, a movement disorder caused by an injury to the movement areas of the brain. A birth injury can also take many other forms.
Q: Will my child get better?
A: The good news is that some babies who suffer a birth injury eventually recover from their condition, depending on the severity. But sometimes the news is not all positive. Some birth injuries can cause serious, permanent damage in a child, leaving him or her with lifelong mental or physical disabilities.
Q: Was my child’s injury preventable?
A: This is the most difficult of all birth injury questions. There are many cases of birth injuries caused by medical negligence or improper medical care, in which the injury was preventable. If you have this birth injury question, you need to speak to an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible.
Birth Injury Legal Help
You have birth injury questions, and we can help provide answers. Call Sokolove Law today. One of our nurse case managers will be available to listen to your story and help you explore your options, which may include pursuing a birth injury lawsuit. There is no cost to you for us to represent you and your family in a birth injury lawsuit. Sokolove Law only gets paid if you receive money from your case. A successful birth injury lawsuit can provide monetary compensation and possibly prevent a similar situation from happening to another child.