I recently spoke with a mother who had just given birth. Following the delivery, it was revealed that the baby had suffered a massive brain injury. During the mother’s research into her baby’s condition, she began to mull over the question, if birth trauma caused your baby’s brain injury, how can a medical malpractice attorney help?
One of the main points of this educational article is to give you, the reader, insight into some of the tools medical malpractice attorneys use to help families meet the challenges present when a baby has a brain injury.
BABY WAS BORN BLUE WITH UMBILICAL CORD AROUND THE NECK…
For the mother above, so many questions were swirling around in her mind because her baby was rushed away to the NICU. With that said, her baby was delivered through a vaginal delivery blue in color and with the umbilical cord around the neck (nuchal cord). In addition, she learned that meconium was also present when her water ruptured, and umbilical cord gases revealing a hypoxic event took place during delivery.
Due to everything mentioned above, the baby later developed seizures. Doctors were able to explain to the mother that CT scans and other testing displayed a brain injury.
IF BIRTH TRAUMA CAUSED YOUR BABY’S BRAIN INJURY
As I mentioned above, because of the mother’s concerns about the challenges her baby would face if birth trauma caused your baby’s brain injury, she reached out to a medical malpractice attorney for help. The more we spoke, the more it was discovered that the financial burden associated with the care her child would need was the cause of great concern.
When a traumatic injury is involved, Maryland medical malpractice attorneys have tools that they can use to help clients meet future challenges, with one of those tools being a life care plan. Life care plans are prepared by experts who help families map out the future care needed. For example, if a home needs to be retrofitted, then the plan will take that into consideration. In addition, if for example, the family needs a van due to a wheelchair, the plan will take that into consideration.
Life care plans are an important component in a Maryland birth injury damages calculation. Having access to life care planners are helpful ways in which medical malpractice attorneys can help families who are dealing with the issues surrounding a birth trauma injury.
DO YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BABY’S BRAIN INJURY?
If birth trauma caused your baby’s brain injury, and you have questions, this is what I invite you to do. Pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. I answer birth injury questions like yours all the time and I would be happy to listen to your story.
Marcus B. Boston, Esq.
Boston Law Group, LLC
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815