When you are expecting a child, you are ready for anything. There are many things for prospective parents to get ready for and the last thing you should have to worry about is your baby being injured due to the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional. Unfortunately, we know that medical mistakes occur at alarming rates in the US.
At the Simpson Law Group, our team will investigate every aspect of your case. We are ready to step in and help you get the compensation you deserve, including medical expense coverage and punitive damages. When you need a San Diego subconjunctival hemorrhage birth injury attorney, call us today.
A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when the small blood vessels just beneath the eye rupture. These injuries will present as a bright red or dark red patch on the sclera (the white part of the eye surrounding the cornea). There are typically no other symptoms associated with just this injury alone. As with many birth injuries, babies who experience birth during long and difficult labors are more likely to suffer from a subconjunctival hemorrhage.
In most cases, a subconjunctival hemorrhage is nothing to be concerned about and the symptoms generally clear up on their own within a few weeks. However, this type of injury may be a sign of trauma caused by a medical professional during the birthing process that otherwise went undetected.
In many instances, especially with labored deliveries, a doctor will use forceps and/or a vacuum birth system to assist in the delivery. Babies are fragile and the misuse or excessive use of these tools can lead to other birth injuries such as:
As we discuss a subconjunctival hemorrhage, we need to keep all of these other conditions in mind. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are over 3,800,000 births in the U.S. each year. Unfortunately, our infant mortality rate is higher than any other developed nation in the world. Medical mistakes happen at alarming rates and are the third leading cause of death in the country. When they happen to children who have not had a chance to live, these injuries are all the more tragic.
When you see your child for the first time, the last thing you expect is to see an injury that was caused by a medical professional. If your child has suffered from a birth injury, you may need to seek legal assistance. At the Simpson Law Group, we are ready to step in and ensure you get the compensation you deserve. This includes coverage of all medical expenses related to the injury as well as punitive damages. When you need a San Diego subconjunctival hemorrhage birth injury attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-236-9696 for a free consultation.
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