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Adults who has sustained severe brain injuries often lose function and ability they have developed over a lifetime. But infants who have sustained brain injuries during pregnancy, labour, delivery or shortly after birth have brains that are still in the process of developing. The injuries they sustain may prevent them from being able to gain certain functions or abilities in the first place. The sense of loss they and their loved ones experience is not mourning over the absence of something that once was, but rather, grief over something that never was and never will be.
Sometimes these birth injuries are unavoidable and unpreventable, despite the best efforts of an attending medical team. There are other times, however, where a medical provider’s negligent actions or inactions breah standards of care and cause serious harm to these newborns. Victims of obstetrical malpractice will learn that neglect or incompetence robbed them or their loved ones of the kind of life that would have been possible if proper care based on established medical protocols and informed clinical judgment had been provided.
Brain Injuries and Other Common Birth Injuries
Fetal and infant brain injuries can be the result of many factors, including maternal or in utero infection, poor management of maternal medications, oxygen deprivation from conditions such as meconium aspiration and placental insufficiency (often indicated by fetal tachycardia), or physical trauma from a difficult delivery or extraction. The resulting damage can create permanent mental and physical disabilities and lead to a diagnosis of serious conditions such as cerebral palsy.
Other common birth injuries include broken bones and scarring from poorly conducted forced extractions, shoulder dystocia and brachial plexus injuries if the baby becomes lodged behind a mother’s pelvis, and nerve damage and spinal cord injuries from untreated or undiagnosed medical conditions or other trauma.
These injuries can take place at any time during pregnancy, labour, delivery or in the period immediately following birth, but the extent of these injuries may not be known for weeks, months or even years later.
We Can Help If You Or A Loved One Has Experienced Obstetrical Malpractice
Learning that a medical provider caused or contributed to a preventable birth injury that has caused pain and suffering is devastating in itself. Contemplating the cost of expensive treatments, therapies and rehabilitation to assist with recovery and create the conditions for a good quality of life only adds to this stress in this overwhelming period of your life.
Howie, Sacks and Henry’s birth injury lawyers are ready to help you in Sarnia if you or a loved one has been affected by obstetrical malpractice. Our knowledgeable and experienced team has developed the skills and expertise you’ll need to support and advocate for your claim in this complex and challenging area of law.
An HSH birth injury lawyer can arrange to visit to you in your own home in the Sarnia area or at a nearby consultation office. Distance or ability to travel should never be an obstacle to obtaining high quality legal representation. As you tell us your story, you can be assured that we will listen attentively with empathy and treat you with the compassion, kindness and respect you deserve. We will answer any questions or concerns you may have about the claim process, discuss your options, and assist you by facilitating assessments, tests and therapies that will be essential for building a strong case and ensuring your loved one receives treatment to manage their condition.
HSH has gained a strong reputation for client-centred service and we are recognized as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms. Insurance providers for medical providers know that HSH birth injury lawyers prepare strong, court-ready cases that we are prepared to try in front of a judge or jury if they don’t offer a settlement that meets your current and future needs.
Trust the team at HSH to be your staunch advocate in Sarnia. With our birth injury lawyers on your side and by your side, you can be confident that you will have the support you need to overcome this challenging time in your life to see better days ahead.
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