When a loved one dies because of medical negligence or carelessness, the law allows families to claim compensation for pain and suffering, and medical and funeral expenses, as well as for the loss of the deceased’s earnings, love, guidance and support. At our law firm, we know that no amount of money can replace a spouse, parent, sibling or child – that’s why our medical attorney handles all malpractice cases with compassion and understanding.
While you are trying to deal with your grief, a medical attorney will ensure that a lawsuit is initiated within the statutory period and deal with all other complex legalities and investigatory issues.
Let’s take a look at the circumstances involving a typical example of medical malpractice – cerebral palsy.
This term refers to the brain’s inability to control body movement. While there are several causes, it frequently occurs before, during or just after birth. Doctors, nurses and hospitals caring for a mother in labor have a responsibility to ensure that the baby receives a sufficient supply of oxygen during labor, during the birthing process and afterward. If the baby does not receive enough oxygen, medical malpractice may have been committed and the hospital or doctor’s insurance company may be held liable.
A brain injury is suspected if:
the baby has poor color at birth or is floppy
the baby needs resuscitating after birth because he or she isn’t breathing
the baby develops seizures or is unable to maintain body temperature
If your baby has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it would be in your best interests to speak to our medical attorney as soon as possible.
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