Whether you are about to have your first baby or have already given birth before, having a baby should be an exciting time. Yet some mothers are left in fear and shock when something goes wrong during labor and delivery.
After delays during birth leaves your baby boy severely disabled from lack of oxygen to his brain during delivery, you may be left wondering how could this happen. Two birth injury possibilities include:
- Perinatal Encephalopathy or Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy is when a baby suffers brain damage due to lack of oxygen to the brain. This occurs when a doctor performing the delivery fails to act in a timely manner during fetal distress or fails to identify fetal distress until it is too late.
- Umbilical cord issues can cause a baby to suffer lack of oxygen to the brain, also resulting in brain damage. This occurs if a doctor fails to identify that the cord is compressed, knotted, or twisted, if the cord is strangling the baby by being wrapped around the infant’s neck, or if there is umbilical hernia.
When either of the above situations occur, a baby could suffer cerebral palsy and even be bound to a wheelchair due to suffering spastic quadriplegia at birth. Sadly, a doctor’s mistake can cause an innocent baby a lifetime of disabilities and a family a lifetime of pain and suffering.
Birth Injury Compensation
When your obstetrician harms your baby through medical malpractice, your infant and your family become victims of a Kentucky birth injury. Knowing that your baby would not have had this life-changing outcome if the doctor and delivery staff acted appropriately is devastating, and you will want to launch a birth injury case against the hospital, doctor, nursing staff, and others involved in your baby’s birth injury.
You put your trust and your baby’s life into the hands of a doctor, and he breached his duty of care. His reason for delaying the delivery or failing to act appropriately in a timely manner is what led your baby to suffering lifelong disabilities. Not that money can take away your pain and turn back the clock, but you will need as much money as possible to get your son ‘round-the-clock care for the rest of his life.
Knowing that your son may never be able to speak or walk is extremely difficult to fathom, and you should talk with a caring and experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury attorney at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson to find out more about your rights at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297. You will receive a free, no-obligation legal consultation about pursuing a birth injury lawsuit in Kentucky just by calling today.