Birth Injuries: We are Attorneys Who Can Help
Parents of children born with serious, disabling injuries caused by medical negligence must cope not only with the loss of their dream to have a healthy baby, they must also find the resources to care for their disabled child. Raising a child who has been injured at birth can cost millions of dollars over the course of a lifetime.
Causes of serious injury or even death can occur for many reasons, including but not limited to: lack of appropriate monitoring of the fetal monitor for signs of distress in the baby; lack of careful attention to the birthing mother; doctors coming to the delivery too late or not taking the mother's condition seriously; forceps delivery with excessive force lack of timely C-section; failure to monitor drugs given to the mother during the birthing process.
In some situations, we represent families whose child has been injured at birth, but the extent to which the injury has affected the child may not be known until developmental milestones are missed. It is reassuring for these particular clients to know that we are regularly and consistently in communication with them as we manage the complexities of their situation.
At the law office of Westland & Bennett P.C., we are committed to helping injured infants, disabled children and their families manage the consequences of serious injuries caused during pregnancy, the birthing process or post-natal.
To talk with an experienced birth injury and medical malpractice lawyer who understands the complexities of managing a lifetime of medical care and dealing with the emotional aspects of raising a disabled child, please call 219-440-7550, or contact us by secure e-mail.
Our attorneys understand the enormity of the responsibility that is being placed on parents' shoulders, and we will use all of our legal skills to enforce your rights to compensation for costs that may include:
- Medical care
- Nursing care
- Physical, helath, occupational, adaptive and mental therapies
- Durable medical equipment
- Electronic devices, including the most up-to-date medical devices
- Surgeries, including evolving new surgeries
- Cost of caring for a disabled child after his or her parents' deaths
- Brain damage from lack of oxygen to the baby's brain at critical moments
- Shoulder dystocia, Erbs Palsy or Brachial Plexus injury
- Learning disabilities
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Please call the firm at 219-440-7550, or contact us by secure e-mail.