Halifax Birth Injury Lawyers Aggressively Seeking Compensation For Families
The birth of a new baby is supposed to be a joyful occasion. Unfortunately, it can quickly turn tragic if your baby is injured because of the actions of a negligent healthcare provider.
Babies can suffer serious injuries during labour and delivery that can affect them for the rest of their lives. If your baby has suffered a birth injury, it’s important to seek legal representation from an experienced birth injury lawyer immediately! The birth injury lawyers at McKiggan Hebert are committed to helping you fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 902-423-2050 or fill out the form on this website now to schedule a free consultation regarding your case.
What Are the Most Common Types of Birth Injuries?
Babies can suffer a number of different types of birth injuries as a result of negligent healthcare providers, including:
• Cerebral palsy;
• Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE);
• Brain injury;
• Jaundice or Kernicterus;
• Facial paralysis;
• Periventricular Leukomalacia;
• Brachial plexus injuries;
• Hypoglycemia; and
Cerebral palsy is one of the most severe injuries that can occur during a child’s birth. This condition affects a child’s posture, movement, and balance skills. It’s the most common motor disability in children, and those who suffer from this condition may need special equipment to walk for the rest of their lives. Some people will not be able to walk at all even with special equipment.
Cerebral palsy is typically not diagnosed until the child is between 1 to 2 years old. This is the period where the symptoms of cerebral palsy become obvious to parents and physicians.
Is Cerebral Palsy Caused By Medical Malpractice?
Mistakes made during labour and delivery can cause cerebral palsy. For example, doctors and nurses need to act quickly when the baby is exhibiting signs of distress during labour. If a doctor or nurse fails to take action, the baby may lose oxygen, which can cause a brain injury leading to cerebral palsy.
A negligent doctor can also cause cerebral palsy after the baby is born by failing to diagnose and treat jaundice or other serious conditions.
Many cases of cerebral palsy are caused by negligent doctors and nurses. However, there are certain factors that can increase the chance that a child will develop cerebral palsy, including:
- Premature birth;
- The baby being too small at birth;
- Having twins or multiple birth; and
- The mother developing an infection while pregnant.
These are just some of the many factors that can increase a child’s risk of developing cerebral palsy.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, your child may be entitled to compensation. But first, you will have to prove that your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by a healthcare professional’s negligence.
Birth injury claims are among the most complicated and expensive types of personal injury claims. Succeeding in these types of claims is not easy, which is why you should turn to the trusted medical malpractice lawyers at McKiggan Hebert for help.
What Are Your Legal Options If Your Child Has Suffered A Birth Injury?
There is nothing more devastating than learning that your child has cerebral palsy due to a doctor or nurse’s mistakes. If your family is in this situation, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a birth injury claim. Your family may be awarded compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses;
- Mental and physical pain and suffering;
- Loss of income;
- Loss of future earning capacity; and
- Cost of future care.
Our cerebral palsy lawyers have years of experience helping families recover the compensation they deserve for devastating birth injuries. We have recovered some of the largest personal injury settlements in Atlantic Canada on behalf of our injured clients.
We aren’t afraid to go head-to-head with doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare defendants in order to secure the compensation your child and family needs and deserves.
Free Parent’s Guide About Birth Injury Claims
John McKiggan and Brian Hebert co-wrote the only Canadian legal education guide specifically for parents of children that have suffered a birth injury. Click on the link to get a free copy of Birth Injury Claims: A Parent’s Guide written by the members of the Birth Injury Lawyers Alliance of Canada.[NOTE: Need to insert a hyperlink to the Birth injury Book download page]
Seek Legal Representation From Our Experienced Birth Injury Lawyers Today
Do you suspect your child has suffered a birth injury due to the negligence of a healthcare provider? If so, seek legal representation from the medical malpractice lawyers at McKiggan Hebert as soon as possible. Medical malpractice cases involving birth injuries are extremely complex, but our team understands what has to be done to win compensation on your behalf.
We understand that every dollar counts in a birth injury case. That’s why our lawyers will work tirelessly to ensure your family is fully compensated. Our clients have received some of the largest birth injury settlements in Atlantic Canada. We want you to obtain the compensation you need to ensure your child can live comfortably and lead a happy and productive life.
Learn more about your legal options—and how we can help you and your child recover compensation—by scheduling a free case evaluation with our team. To book your appointment, contact McKiggan Hebert today by calling 902-423-2050 or submitting your information using the form on this website.