Every parent looks forward to their baby being born healthy and without complications. Unfortunately, there are instances when infant brain injuries happen — injuries that are sometimes preventable. Many infant brain injuries happen as the result of improper or negligent medical care. Oftentimes, an infant brain injury can lead to permanent physical and mental disability that will require lifelong care and treatment.
Causes of Infant Brain Injuries
According to David Rowitch, chief of neonatology at the University of California, San Francisco, the overall rates of cerebral palsy and other disabilities resulting from infant brain injuries are increasing. One reason may be that there are more premature babies being born every year. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 60,000 babies are born weighing less than 3.3 pounds each year.
According to research by Rowitch and his team, the most common cause of brain injury in premature infants is a lack of oxygen in the days and weeks after birth. Sometimes, this situation is preventable with proper and timely medical care.
Birth Injury Legal Help
If you suspect that a preventable infant brain injury happened to you child, it is important to remember that you have rights. A birth injury lawsuit can provide monetary compensation to help pay for your child’s medical costs and other expenses.
Sometimes parents of a child who suffered from an infant brain injury might worry about getting their doctor or nurse into trouble if they file a birth injury lawsuit. Such concerns are natural. But it is important to remember that lawsuits are not just about money, they are about giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves, and can also help prevent similar tragedies from happening to another child. If your child experienced an infant brain injury, call Sokolove Law today.
When you call us, you’ll have the opportunity to speak to one of our clinical nurse case managers. A nurse case manager will listen to you and help you explore your options, which may include 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.