It is common for infant brain damage that has led to permanent disability, coma, or death to be the result of medical negligence. If your child has suffered from brain damage due to a medical professional’s negligence, it is important to consider your legal options. First, you should speak with a dedicated attorney who will ensure justice is served. You are likely eligible for compensation for the lifelong impact of the injury. It is also important to take legal action in this circumstance to ensure that the medical professional is held accountable.
To learn more about infant brain damage and how to take legal action if your child is the victim of medical malpractice, continue reading and contact our New York City birth injury attorney.
What is infant brain damage?
Infant brain damage is defined as the destruction or degeneration of brain cells in an infant. Brain damage impairment varies. The following are the most common impairments and disabilities caused by infant brain damage:
- Balance and movement problems
- Learning disabilities
- Cerebral palsy
- Speech and language problems
- Neurocognitive disorders
- Vegetative state
How can I know if I have a brain damage birth injury case?
Your child’s brain damage may be the result of a preventable birth injury if you experienced one or more of the following during your pregnancy or child’s birth:
- A twisted umbilical cord
- Low amniotic fluid
- Improper pregnancy dating
- Difficult forceps delivery
- Undetected or improperly treated infections
- Premature delivery
- Your baby was in fetal distress but the medical staff did not perform a cesarean section
- A baby that was too large for gestational age
- Breech birth
Should I contact an attorney?
The cost of having a child with brain damage can be staggering. Your child may require a lifetime of special needs including visits to neurologists, physiatrists, physicians, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and other specialists.
If you believe that your child’s brain damage was caused by medical negligence, you are likely looking to take legal action. Speak with our New York City medical malpractice attorney. We understand that you and your family require financial security during this unthinkable time. Give our firm a call today to get started with the legal process ahead. We want to ensure that this medical professional does not impact another family like this again.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK CITY FIRM
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.