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Infant bleeding may result from birth injuries caused by distress during delivery. In some cases, a physician or other healthcare provider may use medical equipment to extract a child from the birth canal. If not used correctly, such medical equipment can cause serious injury, including bleeding. In other cases, medical staff may not have diagnosed a problem adequately or may have been unprepared for distress during delivery.
Infant bleeding is a serious concern likely caused by the malpractice of those responsible for your care during your delivery. You may have a valid medical malpractice claim for the harm done to your child and damages like additional medical treatment and emotional distress. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, an accomplished Boston infant bleeding attorney can assist you in obtaining fair compensation that fully covers your losses. Call us at 617-391-9001 or use our contact form to set up a free consultation today.
There are numerous causes of bleeding from a birth injury. For instance, a blood vessel rupture from too much stress put on an infant’s skull, neck, or other parts of their body during delivery may cause blood to accumulate in the skull. Some causes are more difficult to identify and treat than others. Regardless of the cause of bleeding from a birth injury, your injured newborn may need extensive and ongoing medical treatment as a result.
Bleeding, especially bleeding on the brain of a newborn, can lead to catastrophes like the following:
Bleeding from birth injury requires immediate medical attention. In many cases, medical professionals can only address bleeding through surgery. Medical professionals who failed to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of the bleeding must be held accountable. Whether they failed in their duty before, during or after the delivery of your newborn, they must not be allowed to harm another child.
Medical professionals have a duty to provide the highest standard of care. In some cases, they fail to fulfill their duty, such as failing to diagnose a medical problem before delivery. Such a diagnosis may have prevented bleeding from a birth injury. In other cases, they may not adequately respond to an emergency during delivery.
Determining the exact cause of your child’s health issue may require careful analysis of medical records. However, some causes of bleeding in a newborn include the following:
Bleeding can be a symptom of other medical issues. If these issues are not addressed promptly, your child may be harmed. This is inexcusable, especially if the underlying causes of bleeding were not treated. Your doctor and medical staff should have prevented an injury or condition that led to bleeding in your newborn. If they did not, please take the time to talk with one of our birth injury lawyers.
Attorneys like Kyle Camilleri, a trial lawyer representing clients in a range of personal injury matters, are a part of our medical malpractice team. Attorney Camilleri belongs to both the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. For our clients, our attorneys have successfully obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation.
Usually, a patient has three years from when their injuries were discovered to launch a medical malpractice lawsuit. The three-year timeframe does not begin if the injury and the underlying act are not immediately identifiable or could not reasonably have been discovered.
However, Massachusetts law states that a medical malpractice claim can be filed within seven years of the negligent conduct taking place for cases where the victim is a child under the age of six, but that the claim must be made by the time the child turns nine.
A newborn’s brain bleeding can have tragic consequences. Even in a best-case scenario, an injured infant will still likely need considerable and continuous medical care due to their injury. Consider seeking assistance in making sure that they receive the finest medical care. Also, the medical professionals who neglected to recognize and address the underlying causes of the bleeding must be held liable.
Successful Boston infant bleeding lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers may be able to help you get the justice you and your child deserve. Using the knowledge and resources developed over more than 45 years of practice, our firm has aided numerous clients in achieving fair compensation for their losses. Our lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions in compensation for our clients. Call our Boston infant bleeding lawyers today at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free legal consultation.
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