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Welcoming a new child into the world is a joyful time for most families. Unfortunately, sometimes problems occur during labor and delivery that result in injuries. One type of injury that can happen is a brain bleed, in which there is bleeding in brain tissue or between the skull and brain. Brain bleeds are also called intracranial hemorrhages.
There are various reasons for infant brain bleeds. These birth injuries can be due to fetal distress in the womb, being born prematurely, or trauma during delivery, such as from the use of vacuum extractors, forceps, or improper delivery techniques. While not all brain bleeds are caused by medical negligence, when they are, families have the right to pursue compensation. If your baby suffered a brain bleed and you believe a health care provider was at fault, we can examine the facts of your matter and, if the facts point to negligence, help you file a claim for compensation.
Palmer Law Group offers free, no-obligation consultations in medical malpractice cases involving newborns. Call us at (785) 233-1836 to arrange a time to speak with an experienced Kansas infant brain bleed lawyer.
Injuries to newborns are emotionally devastating for parents. Besides worrying about your child’s health and what their future holds, you may be rightfully concerned about the financial consequences of their injuries. Our attorneys at Palmer Law Group are hard workers with over 60 years of combined legal experience in malpractice and other injury cases. We know how to take on the medical establishment and their insurers to get the compensation our clients need.
When we handle your case, you can trust that you will receive honest, responsive, and knowledgeable legal representation from one of our compassionate Kansas infant brain bleed attorneys.
In the days and weeks following your baby’s birth, your focus should be on your child’s well-being, as well as your own. You don’t need the stress and anxiety of trying to figure out whether your doctor caused the brain bleed injury through their carelessness. Even if you had the time and energy, you might feel intimidated about confronting him or her about the injury when you don’t have the appropriate medical knowledge.
An intracranial hemorrhage lawyer from our Kansas law firm can relieve your worry about what to do. Once we accept your case we will:
While most malpractice claims can be settled through insurance negotiation, sometimes this is not the case. Should the doctor dispute fault or the insurer only make low-ball offers, we will talk to you about potentially resolving your lawsuit in court based on the strength of the evidence and your wishes and goals.
However your case proceeds, our infant brain bleed lawyer in Kansas will provide astute guidance through every step in the process.
The physical and mental effects depend on the severity of the injury. Infants with mild brain bleed injuries might not have any effects. With more serious injuries, infants may require surgeries to stabilize their condition and suffer long-term brain damage, developmental problems, hydrocephalus, and even death, according to Cedars-Sinai hospital. The long-term costs of caring for a child with severe effects from a brain injury can be very high. We will advocate for you to get maximum compensation to care for your child now and into the future. If your child passed away due to a brain bleed injury caused by negligence, we will fight for your rights in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Damages may include payment for:
Damages for wrongful death could include funeral and burial costs, bereavement, mental anguish and others.
Our intracranial hemorrhage attorney in Kansas will look at all of your losses and help you determine what damages to pursue.
If you are considering a claim against your doctor, these answers to common questions can help you understand the process.
How will you prove my doctor was to blame?
We will work to show that your doctor violated the accepted standard of care by acting in a way that another competent obstetrician would not have in similar circumstances. To do this we will investigate the evidence, such as reviewing medical records and interviewing witnesses. We will also consult with other medical doctors as expert witnesses to examine your provider’s actions and establish that they acted negligently.
Will I have to testify against my doctor?
The majority of medical malpractice cases are resolved outside of court through negotiations with insurers. If we are unsuccessful in negotiating a satisfactory offer and your case goes to trial, you may have to testify against your doctor. However, you can be assured that we will alleviate your anxiety by thoroughly preparing you to take the stand.
Is there a deadline for filing a claim?
Under the Kansas statute of limitations, medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of injury or the date the injury was discovered. Sometimes effects of brain bleeds in infants do not show up right away, so once it is discovered, the clock starts ticking on that day. However, in no case can you file more than four years after the action that led to the injury.
We hope these general answers gave you more understanding of malpractice claim filing. To get answers specific to your case, speak with one of our Kansas infant brain bleed attorneys.
Not every intracranial hemorrhage injury in a newborn leads to a malpractice claim. If injuries are not serious enough or if the evidence is not strong enough to show negligence, there may not be a viable case. However, if you believe that your doctor or another health care provider caused your child’s injuries, reach out to us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will review the circumstances to determine whether negligence by the provider may have caused the brain bleed. If so, we will counsel you about the steps to pursuing compensation and fiercely represent your interests. You can trust us to be honest in advising you about the strength of your case.
To schedule a free consultation with a Kansas intracranial hemorrhage lawyer call Palmer Law Group at (785) 233-1836. We will help you understand your options for possible compensation.
LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]