In my 33 years of representing the injured victim, I have seen a lot, but nothing is more devastating than a brain injury – even worse, is when infants suffer brain injuries that alter the course of their lives, and the lives of their family members, forever.
All too often I find that doctors tell their patients and their patient’s families that the birth brain injury suffered could not have been avoided; this information could not be farther from the truth. Many times, brain injuries are actually the result of a medical mistake that was entirely preventable.
As an experienced Cleveland brain injury lawyer, I can help you get the answers and compensation you deserve if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
When an infant suffers a brain injury during birth, it’s not always easy to pinpoint the specific cause. Furthermore, after hearing a tough diagnosis about their newborn, parents come to me looking for answers. A brain injury during birth may be the result of a number of different factors, but typically, birth brain injuries are associated with one or more of the following:
- Lack of oxygen to the brain. Known medically as Anoxia, a lack of oxygen to the brain may occur during birth when doctors allow the baby to remain in the birth canal for too long, Lack of oxygen to the brain may also be the result of incorrect medications, a failure to recognize that the umbilical cord is wrapped around the child’s neck, or failure to perform a c-section when necessary.
- Failure to treat an infection in the child or the mother before birth. During pregnancy, the fetus or the mother may develop infections. Failure to properly treat an infection at that time may result in brain injury to the infant.
- Head trauma to the infant during birth. The birthing process can be very traumatic to an infant. Often, doctors use delivery instruments, such as forceps and vacuum extractors to assist in the process. Incorrect use of delivery instruments may result in brain injury to the child.
Make Them Pay
If the doctor had correctly monitored the mother and child, was aware of important warning signs, and responded to any issues, these tragedies would not happen.
Brain injuries in newborns often result in permanent disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, mental retardation, impaired learning, impaired motor skills, and behavioral problems. These types of disabilities require life-long care and are devastating to a family, both emotionally and financially.
My goals in representing you and your family for the brain injury suffered by your newborn are two-fold:
First and foremost, I want to help you obtain fair and just compensation for your child’s traumatic brain injury. Secondly, I want to change policy, so that the brain injury your child suffered never happens to anyone else. With my experience and resources, I am able to fight for my clients and get them the compensation they need to lead as normal of a life as possible.
A child who suffered a brain injury at birth may need care for the rest of his or her life. This could mean rehabilitation, special education, therapy, special equipment, and/or around-the-clock care. Other forms of compensation may include: current and future medical bills, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering,
What you can expect from me as your Birth Brain Injury Lawyer
If I take your case, I am happy to meet with you at a time and place that is most convenient for you. I will give you my direct dial cell phone number, so you will have complete access to me. I do this because I understand that, often, my clients’ needs do not fit neatly into a 9-5, Monday through Friday work schedule.
My fee is a contingency which means it is a percentage based upon the total recovery. If I am your brain injury lawyer, you will not pay one cent unless your case is successful. I also pay any and all costs associated with your case.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you need to call me immediately at 1 (877) 944-4373.
As your Cleveland brain injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you. My life’s passion is to Make Them Pay.