Trauma is not a word that we generally associate with childbirth. Though there is no doubt that labor and delivery can be taxing for the mother, birth is generally though of as a happy, hopeful experience that is forward-looking and positive. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and there are families whose dreams of a trouble-free birth and a healthy baby are quickly replaced by the reality of a complicated delivery that results in damage to the child. Birth trauma specifically refers to physical pressure during the birth that results in damage, frequently to the brain or nervous system. When the delivery of a child results in a traumatic result, the child’s future is dramatically impacted. The birth trauma attorneys at Bochetto & Lentz are experienced lawyers who have successfully represented many families impacted by difficult deliveries. We can help you make sure that your child’s future is taken care of.
There are a number of different reasons that birth injuries occur. The circumstances surrounding a birth are unpredictable, and even the best physicians can be caught off-guard or find circumstances that are beyond their control. However, there are many cases where birth injuries are the tragic result of a physician, health care provider or hospital simply being negligent or careless. When this happens, the damages that result from their carelessness are all the more devastating, and the victims are entitled to compensation from those who are responsible.
Birth trauma can take on many different guises, including:
- Erb’s palsy (brachial plexus or shoulder dystocia)
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)
- Bone Fractures
- Perinatal asphyxia
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fetal lacerations
- Infant brain damage
- Wrongful death
- Facial paralysis
- Shoulder dystocia
At Bochetto & Lentz, we understand that every pregnancy represents hope for the future, and that when birth trauma takes place it is the child’s future that needs to be addressed. When you call us for help with your birth trauma case we work hard to investigate all of the specifics of your case, carefully examining all of your medical records and the information on the details of the birth and discussing them with experts within the medical field to determine whether the care that you received was within the parameters of reasonable care. We’ll also carefully determine what your child’s future needs are, speaking with forensic experts to determine costs of care, education, and any other financial considerations that have arisen as a result of the trauma involved in your child’s birth.
At Bochetto & Lentz, we believe that it is our job as your birth trauma attorney to represent you and your child both for the damage that has been done and the impact on your child’s future. Contact us today to make a convenient appointment to discuss how we can help you make sure that your child’s future is bright.
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