Infant Brain Damage Lawyers in Baltimore
Your Legal Advocates for Birth Injury Claims
No parent ever wants to receive the news that their newborn infant has suffered brain damage, whether it took place before, during, or after birth. Unfortunately, the trauma of childbirth can sometimes result in mild to severe brain damage. At times, these birth traumas may even be influenced or caused by medical negligence.
When your child has been hurt because a medical professional failed to consider their needs, you have the right to hold them accountable through the civil justice system. As committed civil justice attorneys, our team at Brown & Barron, LLC is dedicated to seeking justice for Maryland families when the unthinkable happens during birth. Applying over 75 years of experience to your case, we’ll serve as your advocates in the legal system and seek the fair compensation your family needs to face the future.
We’re here to hear your story. Contact Brown & Barron, LLC at (410) 698-1717 or submit our online form to schedule a free consultation in Baltimore and beyond.
Common Causes of Infant Brain Damage
Because an infant’s brain is still developing at a rapid rate, it’s all too easy for the delicate tissues to become bruised or starved of oxygen, all of which can result in either temporary or permanent brain damage. In general, there are two main ways that infants sustain brain damage: by losing their oxygen supply, or by direct blunt force trauma.
While not all instances of brain damage are preventable, medical professionals have a clear responsibility to avoid this outcome wherever possible, as early brain damage can lead to long-term injuries, developmental disabilities, and other serious issues for the child. OB-GYNs, nurses, doctors, and anesthesiologists may be able to prevent these outcomes by proactively monitoring vital signs and taking action to correct childbirth complications when they arise.
Throughout the childbirth process, medical professionals need to be alert for the following causes of infant brain damage:
- Birth asphyxia
- Maternal preeclampsia and other pre-existing conditions
- Skull fractures
- Physical birth trauma
- Inappropriate use of forceps or vacuum tools
- Prolonged or delayed labor
- Maternal infection and sepsis
- Umbilical cord strangulation
- Delayed C-section surgery
- Infant jaundice
What Compensation Can I Seek for Infant Brain Damage?
Although many medical professionals are dedicated to helping their patients avoid infant brain damage, others may be careless with common childbirth procedures, assuming that any damage will be minor or heal on its own after a few days. Whether intentional or accidental, a medical mistake at this crucial early moment can cost your family a lifetime of additional expenses, as well as the grief and loss that comes with a serious diagnosis such as cerebral palsy or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).
If negligence contributed to your child’s injuries, you could be entitled to seek compensation for the following damages:
- Immediate medical costs incurred by additional treatments, medications, and surgical procedures
- Lifetime medical costs for the child
- In-home care expenses for long-term disabilities
- Occupational and physical therapy throughout the child’s life
- Psychological trauma and suffering
- Speech therapy and special education for the child
- Specialized equipment for disabilities
At Brown & Barron, LLC, we understand that every case of infant brain damage is unique, and we’ll take the time to fully listen to your concerns and needs during your free consultation. From there, we’ll help you determine if you are eligible for a birth injury lawsuit against the medical practitioner and/or the hospital responsible for your losses. With more than $55 million recovered for our Baltimore clients between 2017 and 2019 alone, we have a strong track record of success in complex birth injury cases – and we never stop fighting on behalf of Maryland families.
Ready to speak with an experienced infant brain damage lawyer? Contact us at (410) 698-1717 today.
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