The day that your child is born should be one of the most joyful days of your life. Sadly, many things can go wrong during the birthing process, leaving your beautiful newborn with injuries that could last for weeks or months—or even a lifetime. When injuries occur to your baby during birth, you may feel overwhelmed by both the emotional and financial toll that it can take on you and your young family. Make sure that you get the financial support you need to deal with a birth injury by contacting a skilled Mississippi medical malpractice and birth injury lawyer to discuss your legal options. In Biloxi or statewide, contact compassionate and knowledgeable personal injury attorney Corban Gunn for a consultation on your possible birth injury lawsuit.
Cerebral Palsy – the leading birth injury in the U.S.
A number of injuries or conditions can occur to infants during the birthing process as a result of a doctor failing to ensure that a baby’s breathing is sufficiently unimpeded during labor. Cerebral palsy is one such condition. While cerebral palsy may result naturally from the baby’s own development, it can also be caused by negligent medical care. Cerebral palsy can result in mild to moderate developmental delays, as well as difficulty walking or completing basic self-care tasks.
Other conditions or injuries that can occur during birth include:
- Hypoxia and resulting brain damage
- Erb’s Palsy (nerve damage in the arm resulting in a limited range of motion)
- Injuries from vacuum use
- Fetal lacerations during a caesarian section
- Complications from breech birth or umbilical cord placement
Expenses can become costly for birth injury claims
Having a child will always add strain to a new family’s budget, but caring for a child with long-term injuries or disabilities can be an enormous financial challenge. Compensation from a birth injury lawsuit can help your family focus on caring for an injured child, rather than having to worry about money. These expenses can include:
- Costs of medical care for the injured infant and mother immediately after the injury, as well as long-term future costs
- In-home nursing care or special education costs
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Wages lost from time spent off work to care for your injured infant or spouse
- Emotional trauma and therapy costs
Compassionate & Dedicated Legal Help with Birth Injury Claims in Biloxi and Mississippi Statewide
If your baby was injured during birth in Mississippi, don’t take on the fight against large hospital insurance companies alone. Seek help in recovering the money you need to care for your child and family after a birth injury. Call Biloxi birth injury and medical malpractice lawyer Corban Gunn for a no-cost consultation on your claims, at 228-222-5669.