Expecting parents have many hopes and aspirations for their unborn child. They wonder what kind of person he or she will be and what kind of things they will like. What most parents could never fathom, is the possibility that their child could suffer a birth injury related to medical malpractice or hospital negligence. How does this affect a child’s future and what can be done about such a terrible incident?
The good news is that there are options for families who feel they have been negatively affected by something, like a doctor error, that is detrimental to the health or well-being of their newborn child. While a doctor’s intentions were not likely intentionally malevolent, they may have the same affect anyway.
This is what is called negligence: “but for” the doctor’s or other responsible parties actions, the injury would not have occurred. Compensation is attainable for those wronged parties to help cover medical expenses, loss of quality of life and other related damages.
Obviously, what a parent would like most is for their child to have been born unaffected by the birth injury they now suffer from. Although we cannot turn back the hands of time, the staff at The Jaffe Law Firm is here to help in any way possible. We fight to ensure our clients have the best shot at retribution. Personal injury is serious and should not be taken lightly, especially in cases involving a child.
Whatever the scenario, there is a way to find proof of negligent acts, if such an act occurred. Medical records can be really helpful in determining at what point negligence is suspected of doctor, hospital or other related-party. Of course, there are other ways to prove negligence causing birth injury, pertinent to the specific case. Determining these nuances could be discussed or detected in a consultation.