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Why Can’t The United States Get Birth Right?

Posted By Simpson Law Group LLP Trial Attorneys Posted in:Birth Injury

August 10 2018

“The United States is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth.”

That’s a line from this US News article, highlighting a serious problem in our country. Not only is that alarming for any prospective mother’s health, but we should all be concerned about the health of newborns, especially during delivery.

If you’ve come to our page looking for help because your little one has been hurt due to a birth injury, we understand that you are going through a tough time. The excitement of having a child can be shattered and turned to worry and concern when a birth injury occurs. If the birth injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, it could be a case of medical malpractice.

If you need a birth injury attorney in San Diego, we want to help. The knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at the Simpson Law Group are ready to fight for you and your child.

A Horrible Tragedy

We understand that there are many birth injuries that are unavoidable and are nobody’s fault. The labor and delivery of a child is a tough process and does not always go smoothly.

Sometimes though, a birth injury is the result of mistakes made by medical professionals. This can include a doctor not recognizing, or ignoring, signs of fetal or maternal distress and failing to perform a necessary emergency C-section. If a doctor or nurse fails to use the correct methods when using birth-assisting tools, they can cause damage to the baby.

Birth injuries range from minor, with only temporary impairments, to severe and permanent disabilities for the child. Some common injuries include:

  • Bone fractures (arms, legs, skull, collarbone)
  • Brain bleeds
  • Brain damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Fetal oxygen deprivation
  • Seizures
  • Meconium aspiration
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental delays
  • Learning disabilities

If your child has suffered a birth injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may wonder what your next steps are. Medical bills for extended treatment after birth may not be covered by your insurance. If the birth injury was severe and requires long-term medical care, you may wonder if you can afford it. Many of these injuries require a total lifestyle adjustment for the family, such as vehicle and home improvements. Sometimes, a parent has to leave their job to care for their child.

Caring for a child that has suffered a birth injury can become a life-long process, depending on the severity of the injury.

What To Do

The Simpson Law Group is here for you. We know how difficult of a time this is for you and your family. A birth injury is unexpected and can completely change your expectations. If the injury was the result of a medical professional’s mistake, you should not have to suffer financially as well as emotionally. Our attorneys will work to help you recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical costs (hospital care, rehabilitation, long-term care)
  • Home and vehicle accommodations
  • Counseling and psychological services
  • Special education costs
  • Pain and suffering

While we hope to settle your claim quickly, we recognize that these cases can be difficult. If needed, we will go to trial to win your case. You’ve suffered enough and need to focus on the well-being of your child. For a free consultation of your case, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 619-236-9696.

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