Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury:  Funding Your Baby’s Medical Expenses

Cerebral Palsy.  Brain Injury.  These are not the words parents want to hear when their new baby arrives. Many things may go wrong during childbirth that can lead to injury like cerebral palsy or brain injury. Statistics show almost half a million people are affected with cerebral palsy in the United States. Each year about 5,000 new cases of cerebral palsy are diagnosed.
 
Out of those new cerebral palsy cases, many of them are preventable – especially those  caused by birth asphyxia,  lack of oxygen to the baby during labor and delivery.  If your child’s injury was caused by a medical error during childbirth, you may want to seek the advice of an attorney experienced in birth injuries.
 
Causes of Birth Injuries
Injuries at birth may often be prevented by good attentive medical care. Below are examples of medical conditions known to sometimes result in brain injury to the baby. o Fetal Distress
o Infection
o Jaundice of the newborn
o Preeclampsia
o Maternal diabetes
o Trauma
If medical intervention was either delayed or not given at all despite abnormal fetal heart rate patterns and your child suffered a brain injury or cerebral palsy, it is time to speak with an attorney.
 
Medical Malpractice
 
Medical malpractice can have a devastating impact on your family. The financial stress is often an overwhelming aspect of a cerebral palsy diagnosis. When the cause of the cerebral palsy is medical malpractice, one of the options a family has is to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. 
 
Military families should expect the same level of medical care as civilians. Like all healthcare professionals, military doctors must adhere to strict standards of care. When they administer improper medications, improperly delay medical intervention during your child’s birth, make inexcusable surgical errors, or commit negligence in the emergency room, your family deserves compensation.
Archuleta, Alsaffar & Higginbotham handle all types of military medical malpractice cases arising from Military and VA Veterans Administration medical care, including birth injuries, surgical mistakes, and misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose diseases.  If you believe you or someone close to you has been injured by Veterans Administration or military medical malpractice, contact Archuleta, Alsaffar & Higginbotham today at 1-800-798-9529 or visit www.govtclaim.com for a free consultation.

Heather Preston. Military Medical Malpractice – The Law Offices of Archuleta, Alsaffar, & Higginbotham have helped many military families, veterans, and veterans’ families recover for their damages due to military medical malpractice.


May 9, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Business

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