Medical Malpractice Causes Brain Damage in Babies

Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Brain Damaged Babies

Brain Damaged Baby Lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP Can Help You File a Malpractice Claim

Having a child should be a time of unbridled joy. Sometimes, however, the negligence of a doctor can turn childbirth into a painful, occasionally tragic situation. When medical malpractice results in an injury to your baby, you might be wondering what to do now? How can you provide for the needs of this child? What will those needs be? These questions are hard to answer, especially when your baby suffers from brain damage because of malpractice.

You and your family might be facing a very uncertain future because someone was negligent.
If your baby has been injured and has brain damage, you might ask yourself, “Is there anything a brain-damaged baby lawyer can do for me?” Many parents who are worried, anxious, and fearful about caring for their baby ask this question. Brain damage from injuries last a lifetime, and that means your child may face decades of dependence and suffering.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP are prepared to address your concerns and answer the questions you have about your legal rights after you have a baby with brain damage. We can guide you through the complexities of a malpractice claim and help you secure monetary compensation the law allows for victims of medical negligence. If a medical professional or health care facility acted negligently and caused your baby to suffer brain damage, the attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP will work tirelessly on your behalf to collect the financial compensation you deserve.

Experience Matters in Medical Malpractice Cases

While you are tending to your baby, leaving the legal issues and fact-finding to lawyers with experience is an essential step toward collecting fair damages. Many babies are born with injuries caused by the negligence of medical professionals, none more challenging to deal with than those that result in brain damages. For new parents, this can be an overwhelming and stressful time; a time when you should be focusing on your family.

At Alonso Krangle, LLP, we have lawyers who are skilled and experienced at handling medical malpractice claims. Our attorneys know how to investigate cases involving brain damaged babies, obtain records, and understand the exacting medical terminology used in many of these claims. We are adept at wading through bureaucracy and communicating with hospital administrators, insurance companies, and the court systems. Our team of lawyers can advocate on your behalf and work toward securing the outcome you want, while you tend to the needs of your baby.

How Do Babies Get Brain Damage Injuries?

Babies can suffer an injury that causes brain damage while they are still in the womb or during the childbirth/delivery process. There may be a situation that causes oxygen to stop flowing to the brain, or there may be a blunt force trauma that occurs. For example,

  • The umbilical may be wrapped around the baby’s neck
  • The baby ‘s head may get stuck on the mother’s pubic bone
  • A doctor may not perform a C-section opting for an attempt at vaginal birth
  • Maternal infection
  • Premature delivery
  • Genetic problems

If any of the above situations occurred during the birth of your child and resulted in brain damage, there may be negligence involved. The doctor, medical team, or hospital may be liable for the injuries.

How Does Negligence Cause Brain Damage to Babies?

Have you asked, “Could my baby’s brain damage have been avoided?” If so, you should consider contacting our malpractice lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP.

A medical professional like a doctor is negligent when he or she does follow the proper standard of care and causes an injury. Negligence can be in the form of an action or a failure to act. The legal issue is whether a doctor of similar training, education, and experience would act in the same way in the same circumstances. If so, there is no negligence. If not, you may be able to collect monetary damages.

Consider the following examples of how negligence can cause brain damage to a baby:

  • Would a reasonable doctor have noticed the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck and been able to fix the problem before brain damage occurred? Should an ultrasound have been performed? Were there other signs of danger?
  • Should the doctor have ordered a C-section instead of allowing the baby’s head to continue banging against the mother’s pubic bone during the vaginal delivery?
  • Did the doctor miss a developmental problem in the fetus that could have been fixed in utero?
  • Would a reasonable doctor have ordered medication or taken immediate action to alleviate the brain damage after birth?

These are complicated situations that require expertise and medical knowledge to wade through. Often medical malpractice cases involving brain-damaged babies rely on expert testimony and full analysis of medical protocols and procedures. That is a lot to handle for parents experiencing the trauma of leaving the hospital with a severely injured baby.

If you suspect that malpractice caused your brain damage, ask yourself some questions:

  • Did the doctor use forceps or a vacuum to extract the baby?
  • Did the baby score low on the Apgar test?
  • Did you try to deliver the baby for hours before having a C-section?
  • Was the baby born with the umbilical cord wrapped around the neck?
  • Did the baby cry when it was born
  • Did the baby have to spend time in the NICU
  • Was the baby blue at birth?
  • Did your baby have to stay in the hospital?
  • Did anyone tell you something was wrong or that something should not have happened?

If Your Baby Has Suffered Brain Damage, Contact Our Attorneys Today

There is a statute of limitations on brain-damaged baby cases. We do not know if you have time to file a claim until we hear the facts of your case.

The lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP understand brain-damaged baby injuries and the medical malpractice that often causes it. You might be eligible to receive financial compensation to help you cover the lifetime of medical and other expenses your child’s needs may warrant.

Our attorneys are qualified and eager to help you. Call us for a free case evaluation today at 516-350-5555.