Nothing is more tragic or terrifying for a new parent than an injury to a newborn infant. The thought that the injury may be due to medical malpractice is a sickening feeling. Although your doctors have the utmost dedication and care for your newborn baby, injuries are still a risk in child birth, and injuries due to malpractice do happen more than we think.
Some injuries are unavoidable and not a result of malpractice. Premature births and excessively large babies or small birth canals can lead to numerous complications and injuries. Swelling of the head, fractured bones, and even nerve damage can all occur as part of the natural birthing process with most healing without assistance in a short period of time.
However, improper and negligent labour and delivery procedures can lead to injuries as well, and these injuries can affect you and your child for the rest of your life. It an also lead to wrongful infant death. Improper monitoring of your infant’s breathing can lead to oxygen deprivation and serious conditions such as Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy, affecting their limbs, movement, and cognitive abilities. Doctor’s may make an erroneous decision to induce labour early, which leads to injury. Even something as simple as applying too much pressure to the infant can lead to nerve damage that may require rehabilitation or surgery.
While a birth injury lawsuit can never undo the damage or trauma that you and your family endures, the funds you are compensated with can help to cover the cost of rehabilitation and expenses that may result from a permanent injury. Your doctor’s all have the best intentions at heart but also pay thousands of dollars each year for malpractice insurance and to be part of the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
The CMPA hires the best trial lawyers available to defend their doctors and as a result, many law firms will turn down medical malpractice cases as they are viewed as low percentage. Campisi Law is the exception who gladly takes these on.
If you feel you or your newborn infant was injured due to obstetric malpractice during childbirth, do not hesitate to call Campisi Law at 1-855-525-5502 or fill out our “quick contact form” online. Our birth injury lawyers will provide you with a free overview of your case to determine whether or not legal action is appropriate. If you’ve talked to another law firm and are unsure about the advice you’ve been given, we’ll also provide you with a free second opinion.
We take our motto, “Clients First, Excellence Always” to heart and our dedicated to giving you effective, cost-efficient services while respecting your privacy.
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