How Can You Establish the Cause of Your Child’s Brain Injury?
Babies are often injured during the birthing process, as it is an extremely physically traumatic event. However, many of these injuries are expected and will heal within a few days to a few weeks. More complicated damage, such as brain injuries, are some of the more concerning physical injuries an infant can suffer before, during, and after birth, and they often have devastating consequences. Some brain injuries might result from unavoidable causes, such as infections from the mother or undetectable issues; however, others are the direct result of medical negligence.
Negligence can take many forms, such as failing to monitor a fetus during labor accurately or failing to notice an existing condition in the mother. All incidences of negligence do involve failing to follow the medical standard of care owed to a patient under his or her purview.
Most people trust doctors to do the right thing in their cases; unfortunately, many medical professionals can make a number of critical mistakes that could cause brain injuries, which is why it’s so important to identify how your infant was injured and under what circumstances. For example, did the doctor notice signs of fetal distress in labor? Was the injury the result of a congenital defect or was it a preventable issue? These types of questions must be considered before determining whether or not your doctor was negligent during the delivery.
To determine how a brain injury occurred, it’s essential to conduct a thorough investigation of the scene and work with other necessary medical experts who can evaluate the treatment you and your child received. Our skilled Baltimore birth injury attorneys can assist you through this process. Our experienced lawyers are familiar with working with professionals in the medical field who can look at your case and help determine whether or not your doctor breached his or her duty of care. We can also help collect evidence related to the case, such as fetal heart monitor readings. Wais, Vogelstein, Forman & Offutt, LLC has more than 100 years of combined legal experience to offer your case. Let us see what we can do for you and your family.
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