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The birth rate in Canada has been declining for years, but if you take a walk along the Rideau Canal and count the strollers or spot all the baby and maternity stores popping up in Ottawa you may not believe that statistic. Ottawa, like much of Canada, is in the midst of what’s been called a “baby boomlet.” The children of baby boomers are themselves having kids within a window of a few years.
Medical Malpractice and Birth Injuries
While welcoming these bouncing bundles of joy into the world is overwhelmingly a happy occasion, there are times when joy turns to grief and anger. Serious birth injuries – to babies and mothers – are thankfully rare; but when they do occur, they can lead to lifetimes of pain, suffering and hardship.
Birth injuries to a newborn often take the form of neurological disorder or brain injury. If the child receives blunt force trauma to the head from forceps extraction, prolonged head compression in the birth canal, or oxygen deprivation/asphyxia, they experience brain malformation or deformation, brain tissue damage, fluid build-up or bleeding in the brain. Common types of birth injuries include: cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, brachial plexus and other related palsies. Other physical injuries, including broken bones and lacerations, fetal or maternal infections, and anesthesia injuries during C-sections.
Medical Malpractice By The Numbers
While some mistakes are understandable and certain injuries are unavoidable, when a medical professional or facility breaches standard care practices and it results in injury or death it’s called medical malpractice. Whether birth-related, or injuries sustained by other patients during the course of their care, one in 13 patients will experience adverse events during their treatment and 40 percent of these incidents are considered preventable. Negligence causing adverse events in hospitals and other medical facilities cause tens of thousands of injuries and deaths in Canada each year. Sadly, Ottawa is not immune to these tragic statistics.
When You Need A Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Howie, Sacks and Henry’s medical malpractice lawyers have years of experience helping clients in Ottawa who have sustained injuries in medical environments. With expertise in cases involving complex injuries, our team is well prepared to assist you as you seek compensation for the harm and damage that has been done to you or a loved one as a result of negligence.
HSH medical malpractice lawyers have developed a reputation for our compassion and care with clients, and for our determination and preparedness in the courtroom and during settlement negotiations with insurers. Our trusted lawyers are always available to meet you in your own home in the Ottawa area or at a nearby consultation office, so you’ll never need to worry about travelling great distances for high quality legal advice and representation.
If you or a loved one has sustained an acquired brain injury, spinal cord damage, birth injuries, medication errors, or other serious injury as a result of medical malpractice, you are not alone. With HSH medical malpractice lawyers as your legal advocates, you can be confident that we will be by your side as you make a claim for compensation and damages to assist you on the road to recovery.
News You Can Use
- “Canada’s Latest Baby Boom Caught Experts by Surprise.” Read Article on the National Post.
- “Older moms are the new normal.” Read the Article on Macleans.ca
- “Labour and Delivery: Finding Out Why – Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice.” Read the Article on the HSH Blog.
- “New growth projections for Ottawa to 2036.” Read the Article on Ottawa.ca
- “Unintentional Injuries in Children and Youth From Immigrant Families in Ontario, Canada.” Read the Study on cmajOPEN.
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