By VSCP LAW
Imagine trying to experience the joys of childbirth and welcoming a new family member into your home after being struck with the terrible news that your child was injured during childbirth. Some of the most important things to understand about birth injury claims are:
Birth injury claims make up quite a significant number of medical malpractice claims filed each year. The most common form of birth injury is called Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). THis is a type of newborn brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation and limited blood flow. Other terms used for HIE include birth asphyxia, perinatal asphyxia, and neonatal encephalopathy. This type of injury often results in a diagnosis of cerebral palsy. Some traumatic birth issues that can cause HIE and developmental delays are:
Children and parents who must undergo medical treatments to treat the effects of a birth injury leave the hospital with lifelong medical bills and the need for ongoing extensive medical care.
Working with experienced medical malpractice lawyers, such as VSCP LAW, helps families to get the compensation they deserve and need to ensure their child receives appropriate medical care and to make sure this type of medical mistake does not happen to another child.
Navigating birth injury claims can be difficult because it often takes months or years to see the damage of a birth injury. Still, Pennsylvania state law permits a child to pursue a claim up until their 20th birthday however any parental claims will still expire within 2 years from the child’s birth.
If you have concerns that your child has suffered a birth injury, reach out to the lawyers at VSCP LAW right away.
Birth injuries can have devastating effects on the rest of your child’s life, and as parents, you want to have the resources to provide adequate care for your child. VSCP LAW has obtained record setting recoveries in birth injury cases. Together, we will fight to get the compensation you and your family deserve.
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