Medical Malpractice

Brain Injuries – Denver Medical Malpractice Attorneys

As common as childbirth has become, and while it’s safer than ever before, delivering a child is still a medical procedure that comes with its own set of risks. There are roughly 28,000 birth injuries reported every year in this country, most of which are easily avoidable.

Preventable brain injuries sustained during birth can turn what’s supposed to be one of life’s most joyous events into an unspeakable tragedy. With proper medical care and rehabilitation, some children can fully recover, but for too many infants, birth brain injury leads to lifelong disability or even death.

If your child suffered a brain injury during labor, don’t wait to call our Colorado medical malpractice  attorneys at 303-792-5595 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form now.

Birth brain injuries can be minor, major or critical and can include:

  • Subdural hematoma: This is a pooling of the blood between the brain and its outer covering.
  • Brain hemorrhage: This is bleeding in or around the brain. These cases can be mild to life threatening, depending on the trauma. There are also different types of brain hemorrhages, such as subarachnoid, intraventricular, and intraparenchymal.
  • Skull fracture: There are three different types of skull fractures: closed, open, depressed, and basal.
  • Cerebral hypoxia: This is a lack of oxygen to the brain. If the brain is completely cut off from oxygen supply, it’s called cerebral anoxia.

Many babies born with brain injuries die as newborns or in childhood. Those who survive can suffer from a variety of problems including:

  • Cerebral palsy.
  • Mental retardation.
  • Impaired learning.
  • Impaired motor skills.
  • Behavioral problems.

The future of a baby born with brain injuries depends on early detection and proper treatment. Rehabilitation and special education can help some children move on to live a normal, independent life. Others will require lifelong, 24-hour supervision and care, either at home or in an institution.

If you’ve had a difficult childbirth that resulted in brain damage to your child, you need to speak to a Colorado medical injury lawyer immediately. Call Burg Simpson today at 303-792-5595.

There are a number of different situations – and medical mistakes – that can lead to a brain injury during childbirth. In most cases, one or more of the three following elements are involved:

  • Lack of oxygen – Anoxia and can occur in many ways, including a prolapsed umbilical cord, physical trauma to the infant, placenta complications, preeclampsia and eclampsia, over or under medication prescribed to the mother, shoulder dystocia, and letting the baby remain in the birth canal too long.
  • Head trauma – This is typically a result of improper use of delivery instruments. When used improperly, vacuum extractors and forceps can cause serious head injuries and bleeding of the brain.
  • Infection of mother or baby during pregnancy – This is damage caused by the baby’s inflammatory response and a mother’s altered immune system response.

If you have a child who’s suffered a brain injury during the delivery process, contact our experienced Denver medical malpractice attorneys at Burg Simpson as soon as possible.

Properly monitoring and responding to conditions and warning signs in both the mother and the baby can prevent most brain birth injuries. Medical errors during pregnancy, delivery, and immediately post-partum easily and quickly result in brain injuries.

Some of the most common mistakes include:

  • Inappropriate medications or medication levels administered over the course of the pregnancy or during delivery.
  • Failure to diagnose and treat the mother’s medical problems.
  • Failure to monitor the fetus, and recognize and respond to fetal distress.
  • Failure to perform a timely C-section.
  • Improper use of delivery instruments.
  • Failure to give oxygen to newborns when needed.
  • Failure to diagnose and respond to infection in newborns.

Most brain injuries that occur during delivery are completely preventable. If your child has been injured through medical error you could be entitled to compensation, including:

  • Current and future medical bills.
  • Rehabilitation.
  • Therapy.
  • Special education.
  • Special equipment.
  • Lost earnings due to one or both parents staying at home to care for the child.
  • Long-term care.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Burial expenses.

CONTACT OUR COLORADO MEDICAL LAWSUIT ATTORNEYS FOR HELP

In addition to the tremendous emotional and physical hardships involved, caring for a child with brain injuries can be devastating financially. Receiving the compensation you need and deserve might be the only way you’ll be able to provide proper care for your child. If you or a loved one has suffered because of medical mistakes made during labor, call us now for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case. The Colorado medical malpractice lawyers at Burg Simpson are here to help. Call us right now at 303-792-5595.

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Surgical Errors Are More Common Than You Think

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HR 1215 Bill – Colorado Medical Lawsuit Attorneys – Burg Simpson

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Legislation Threatens Medical Malpractice Victims

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Drive Safe – Denver Medical Malpractice Attorneys – Burg Simpson

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Lawmakers Revisit Medical Malpractice Caps

The specter of non-economic damage caps have haunted medical malpractice victims – and the attorneys who fight for them – since the 1970s. But its hasn’t seen this level of renewed interest since former President George W. Bush proposed a nationwide cap on medical malpractice awards in 2003. Just before the July 4th recess, the… Read more »

Birth Injury – Denver Medical Malpractice Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 May 16, 2017

A Perfect Storm for Birth Injury — When Staff is Too Busy to Care

When a baby suffers brain damage during the process of labor and delivery, sometimes it’s simply a tragic accident. Sometimes the damage could have been avoided. When that’s the case, and medical professional negligence caused the damage, then the law holds those people responsible. According to the latest “National HealthCare Quality Report,” injuries strike seven… Read more »

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CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

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