Giving birth to your child is supposed to be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But you may instead feel solemn upon hearing the news that your child incurred brain damage during the delivery. With this, you may ask yourself the simple question, “Why did this happen to my child?” Follow along to find out what actions may have caused your child’s brain damage and how a proficient New York infant brain damage attorney at Mark L. Bodner, P.C. can help you rectify the situation.
What actions may have caused my child’s brain damage?
Generally speaking, a medical professional’s negligence throughout your pregnancy or in the delivery room may have ultimately caused your child’s brain damage. Examples of such negligence are as follows:
- A medical professional may have failed to detect and fix a twisted umbilical cord during your pregnancy.
- A medical professional may have failed to detect and fix a low amniotic fluid during your pregnancy.
- A medical professional may have failed to detect and fix an inaccurate pregnancy dating during your pregnancy.
- A medical professional may have unnecessarily ordered a forceps delivery in the delivery room.
- A medical professional may have unnecessarily ordered a premature delivery in the delivery room.
- A medical professional may have failed to order a C-section in the delivery room.
What should I do to rectify my child’s situation?
You may feel guilt that your child is enduring such pain and suffering, even though their brain injury was due to no fault of your own and completely out of your control. With this, you may try to rectify your child’s situation by serving as their advocate in a medical malpractice claim.
For your claim, you may argue that a medical professional owed you a duty of care, but ultimately breached it when they acted negligently throughout your pregnancy or in the delivery room. You may further claim that, as a direct result of such misconduct, your child now has a life-altering medical condition, such as a learning disability, a neurocognitive disorder, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or otherwise.
And though nothing can ever make up for this situation, the financial compensation you may receive from your claim may help cover the cost of your child’s medical treatments and other economic damages. What’s more, your legal action may just be the only way to hold the negligent medical professional accountable and ensure that they do not make the same mistake with another family.
You must understand that there are laws in place to protect your rights in a situation like this. So please do yourself a favor and retain the services of a talented New York City birth injury attorney from Mark L. Bodner, P.C. today.