We expect all medical professionals to provide us with the best care possible. In labor and delivery, we all want a healthy baby and a healthy mother afterward. But sometimes accidents happen, or doctors fail to follow safe medical practices.
Birth asphyxia happens when babies don’t get enough oxygen. It can lead to severe problems that must be dealt with promptly. You might be eligible for compensation if your baby experienced severe health problems from birth asphyxia because of medical negligence. A Dundalk birth asphyxia attorney from Brown & Barron is ready to help you with your case.
What Is Birth Asphyxia?
Birth asphyxia is when a baby doesn’t get enough oxygen before, during, or after delivery. Doctors must work quickly to diagnose and treat birth asphyxia to minimize long-term organ damage or prevent death. Infants with birth asphyxia might present with the following signs and symptoms:
- Changes in responses such as increased alertness for prolonged periods or seizures
- Need for continued resuscitation after delivery
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart problems
- Kidney problems
Birth Asphyxia has high rates of mortality. And among infants who survive, there can be long-lasting disabilities. For example, infants who survive birth asphyxia may experience the following problems:
- Cerebral Palsy, which is a disorder where there is movement impairment and problems with balance
- Problems with hearing
- Poor mental development
Get in touch with a birth asphyxia lawyer serving Dundalk, 410-547-0202 for a free case evaluation.
Who Is Responsible for Birth Asphyxia?
Sometimes, birth asphyxia is no one’s fault, and it happens because of factors beyond everyone’s control. For example, birth asphyxia can occur because the baby is not getting enough oxygen through the mother’s placenta. Or it can result because the mother has some type of infection during delivery.
However, other times, the blame rests with skilled medical professionals. Sometimes, a doctor fails to provide adequate care. Other times, a doctor fails to diagnose the problem so a child can get prompt treatment.
What Compensation Can I Receive in a Birth Asphyxia Case?
We cannot tell you the exact amount you would receive from a birth asphyxia case. However, once we review the facts of your case, we may be able to estimate how much you may be able to get in compensation.
Caring for your child who experienced birth asphyxia can be costly. For example, you may have medical costs related to therapy, long-term care, and corrective surgeries. Compensation from a birth asphyxia case can help to cover these costs. In addition, you may also be able to receive compensation for your child’s pain and suffering.
If your child died because of medical malpractice, you might also be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. From this, you may be able to recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses. We understand that the loss of a child is devastating, and no amount of compensation could cover that loss. However, it may help cover the costs related to your child’s death.
How Can a Birth Asphyxia Attorney Help Me?
Attorneys that specialize in birth injuries understand how to hold medical professionals accountable. Suppose the birth asphyxia and its complications were because of a medical team’s poor actions. In that case, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve in your birth asphyxia case.
We will carefully review the evidence of what happened in your case. We will look at what steps the doctors took and see if their actions align with standard care practices. If you have a case for medical malpractice, we will work with you closely throughout every part of your case.
We want the legal process to go as smoothly as possible for you. We can review your legal choices to help you decide the best course of action. We also help you handle all the paperwork so that you don’t miss any deadlines for filing your claim.
Costs of Hiring a Birth Asphyxia Attorney
It’s natural to be worried about legal fees. And right now, your focus is probably more on the costs related to your child’s health and well-being.
At Brown & Barron, we don’t charge you for our services unless we help you recover compensation. If you don’t get a payment, neither do we. If you recover compensation, we take a percentage of the compensation to cover our legal expenses.
So, you have the time and opportunity to understand your options and get the legal advice you need to proceed. We can go into more detail about our fee structure during your initial free consultation.
Act as soon as possible, though. Time limits apply, and an attorney can help you determine how much time you have to file a suit.
We have helped many clients in serious cases, including those involving birth asphyxia. We bring years of legal experience to the table and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out what some of our clients have had to say after working with us:
“Brown & Barron is an aggressive and effective law firm. You can trust they will always have their client’s best interests in mind. Our attorney, Christopher Casciano, is very personable, knowledgeable, and works hard for his clients. He always kept us up to date on what was going on and was available anytime we had a question. I would highly recommend Mr. Casciano and the Brown & Barron team.” ~Robin
“They are excellent attorneys. Also, they explain your case step by step for you to understand clearly. Thank You for helping out my family. You guys are GREAT!!” ~Jay
Schedule a Free Consultation
An initial free consultation lets you explore your options and the legal steps you can take towards compensation. It’s an honest conversation so that you can start getting the legal help you need. We understand how birth asphyxia has impacted your child’s life and how it has taken its toll on your family.
Contact us today to get started with your free consultation so that we can begin the legal process with you.
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