There are very few events in life more joyful than the birth of child, and millions of people experience this amazing life event on a daily basis. Unfortunately, some families have the joy of childbirth stolen from them when they realize their baby’s birth comes with complications. Some of these complications, like congenital disorders or birth defects, may be unavoidable. However, other birth complications may be due to the negligence or incompetence of a medical professional.
When birth injuries like cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, dislocated limbs, and fractures occur, they are often the result of a medical mistake. If your family has suffered the heartbreak of a birth injury, you may need to find a medical malpractice lawyer in your area with experience in these difficult cases. In New York City and Long Island, please contact attorney Eric R. Bernstein for a confidential case evaluation.
How Did This Happen?
The last thing we want to believe is that the doctor we entrust our life to has made a mistake. It’s human nature to put our full faith and trust in the men and women who have chosen to save lives as their career path, but medical professionals, even the most talented, are human and humans make mistakes.
If you’re wondering how did a birth injury happen, you’re not alone. You may be wondering if you did something wrong or whether you did something during your pregnancy that caused a birth injury? You may have done absolutely nothing wrong. But your doctor may have, and if your doctor was not at fault, maybe another medical professional in the delivery room was. A knowledgeable, experienced birth injury attorney like Eric R. Bernstein will get to the bottom of what went wrong with your precious bundle’s birth.
What Can I Expect for My Child?
Sadly, the life of children with cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy is challenging to say the least. From the moment the child is born with cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy, (in most cases) very specialized medical attention and daily care will be necessary. The medical needs of a child with a birth injury can be quite costly, upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions, depending on how severely injured your child was during his birth. Babies with neurological birth injuries, will require a lifetime of medical care, special equipment, and rehabilitation.
If your child has suffered a spinal cord injury, the needs will be just as great. Your child may spend his life in a wheelchair with a quality of life much different than that of others his age.
If your child suffered hypoxia, which is a lack of oxygen during birth, it was quite possibly due to a medical mistake. Hypoxia and other birth complications often lead to cerebral palsy and a lifetime of specialized medical needs and difficulties with everyday living.
Parents, there are resources out there to help you through the days, months and years ahead. And many parents whose child was injured during delivery are entitled to monetary compensation to help with the astronomical expenses associated with caring for a child with cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy.
An experienced medical malpractice lawyer like Eric R. Bernstein will fight for what you deserve. You should not have to go it alone; a medical malpractice attorney will help you navigate through this trying time and fight for your rights and the rights of your beloved child.