FAQ: How Do I Know If My Child has Suffered a Birth Injury and What Should I Do?
Most parents experience a huge sense of relief when it’s determined their newborn baby is healthy. But for some parents, that relief never comes and for others, the relief is later replaced with the realization that their baby may have suffered a birth injury without their knowledge. Unfortunately, birth injuries are very common and sometimes very difficult to identify or prove.
Signs Your Child May Have Suffered a Birth Injury
According to medical malpractice attorney, Bradley J. Prochaska of PHP Law Firm in Wichita, Kansas, there are various signs and symptoms that your child may have suffered a birth injury. If you answer “yes” to some or all of the questions below, it may be wise to contact a medical malpractice attorney:
- My baby was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for more than a day or two.
- My baby has trouble feeding and/or suffers seizures.
- My doctor thinks my baby has cerebral palsy.
- My child seems delayed developmentally, such as delays or issues with walking/talking.
Please note that the above list is not comprehensive, is not designed to diagnose and only includes common areas for concern.
What You Should Do
If you think your child suffered a birth injury, it’s vital for you to do all you can to secure their future. A child who suffered a birth injury may need years or even a lifetime of specialized care, which can be very costly. Pursuing the legal action needed to provide for your child may be the best course of action, and that starts with finding a medical malpractice attorney who specializes in birth injuries.
Choosing a Birth Injury Attorney
According to Prochaska, if you feel your child suffered a birth injury, it’s vital to find an attorney with years of experience handling similar cases due to the extreme complexity of such cases. The more experience an attorney has and the more well-versed they are in the field of medicine, the better chance you have at securing a better future for your child.
Winning a birth injury lawsuit can be very difficult because the health care provider has a lot on the line and will likely fight the case vigorously. Sadly, there are times in which phony testimony and other falsehoods are used in order to fight a medical malpractice lawsuit.
How PHP Medical Malpractice Law Firm Can Help
Based in Wichita, Kansas, the PHP Law Firm team of medical malpractice attorneys specializes in birth injury. We offer free consultations and will talk through your situation with you before making a recommendation. Our main goal is securing the future of your child, so we do not charge a cent unless we win compensation for you.
If you think your child may have suffered a birth injury, please contact us directly at (316) 683-9080.