Despite improved nutrition, widespread access to prenatal care and a level of medical technology unimaginable in previous generations, almost 3% of the children born in the United States suffer from birth defects. Some of these children – those with minor injuries – may recover quickly and completely, but others are subject to a lifetime of disability.
Birth Injuries include brain damage to the newborn in utero. Brain Damage can be caused by a lack of oxygen to the fetus while in the mother’s womb. The fetus during the birthing process must be properly monitored to ensure an appropriate amount of oxygen, and the maintenance of all vital signs. A delay in birth can result in catastrophic damage to the brain of the new born when the viability of the fetus is borderline or below. This damage is permanent, catastrophic, and avoidable.
The most common birth injuries are:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Oxygen Deprivation
- Mental Retardation
- Erb’s Palsy
- Klumpke’s Palsy
- Brachial Plexus
Typically, the infant victim in a birth defect medical malpractice case can recover monetary damages for:
- Medical expense (past & future)
- Future loss of earnings
- Extraordinary care – the anticipated cost of such things as aides, caregivers, therapeutic equipment and devices, psychological counseling, physical therapy, special education and training, and tutoring
- Pain and suffering
Alvin Broome and Associates are birth injury lawyers that are dedicated in getting you the justice you deserve. If you need a birth injury lawyer that is professional and determined then you need to call Alvin Broome and Associates, or contact us today!