Medical Malpractice & Brain Damaged Babies
If your child or a child you love has suffered brain damage, you are likely wondering: “How can a brain damaged baby lawyer help me?” It is a question shared by many who are suffering, stressed, and fearful because a child they love has been hurt and sustained injuries that last a lifetime. Duffy & Duffy have the “brain damaged baby” lawyers who are prepared to answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you through the legal process so you can receive financial compensation for the negligent doctor’s actions or inaction.
How the Duffy & Duffy “Brain Damaged Baby” Lawyers Help
While the term “brain damaged baby” is a difficult one to deal with, it accurately describes many children who are born and suffer from the negligent acts of a doctor, nurse and/or other medical practitioner involved in your child’s birth.
The brain damaged baby lawyers of Duffy and Duffy have helped thousands of injured people over the last decade.
We know how to investigate medical malpractice claims, work within the medical and legal systems, understand medical terminology, negotiate and communicate with insurance companies, answer your questions and calm your fears.
Our team of lawyers do all of this on your behalf. You can simply focus on what matters most – caring for your child.
Brain injuries are all too common while the baby is still in the womb (in vitro) or during delivery. A brain injury can be caused by lack of oxygen such as when the umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck; the baby gets stuck under the mother’s pubic bone; or, a cesarean section is delayed for hours while vaginal birth is attempted.
Other causes of brain injury are maternal infection, genetic malformation, premature birth, blood disease, and jaundice. In some cases, brain injury could have been avoided but for the doctor’s negligent action or inaction. In other words, the negligent doctor did not follow standard medical protocol for his or her medical specialty and an injury results.
If you suspect that a child’s brain injury has been caused by a negligent doctor or staff, the lawyers at Duffy & Duffy will offer you a free, no obligation, case evaluation.
To help you, here are some signs that malpractice may have caused your child’s brain injury:
- Forceps or vacuum extraction were used to remove the baby from the birth canal
- The baby scored low on the Apgar test (10 is a perfect score)
- A cesarean is performed after hours of attempted vaginal delivery
- The umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck during delivery
- The baby was blue at birth
- The baby did not cry at birth
- The baby has to stay in the hospital more than one night
- The baby has to stay in the NICU
- The doctor, nurse, or other staff indicates that something should not have happened or something should have been done differently
If any of these things happened and your child is brain damaged, call Duffy & Duffy today. We understand brain injury and the medical mistakes that can cause it. You can receive financial compensation for life-long expenses for your child. As experienced lawyers helping parents of brain damaged babies, we are qualified to help you get the results you and your child need.