What kinds of damages can my child recover after suffering a brain bleed at birth?

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If your baby suffered a brain bleed due to medical negligence, your baby suffered a birth injury. Obviously, your child is too young to take legal action against the doctor, nurse, or hospital that caused his injury. Instead, as your child’s parent or guardian, it is up to you to pursue a birth injury case and to do what you can to protect your child’s rights and legal recovery.

Your Child May Be Able to Recover Money After Suffering a Brain Bleed Birth Injury

Assuming that you, together with your birth injury lawyer, can prove that a birth injury occurred, your child may be able to recover for all of his past, current, and future:

  • Medical expenses. This includes all doctors’ appointments, medications, hospitalizations, surgeries, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, other rehabilitation therapies, and other medical costs associated with the brain bleed and with any conditions, such as cerebral palsy, that develop because of the brain bleed.
  • Lost income. Obviously, your child cannot earn an income as an infant. However, if your child will be unable to ever work in the future, future lost income may be part of his birth injury lawsuit recovery.
  • Out-of-pocket costs. Any other damages incurred as a result of your child’s birth injury should be part of a birth injury settlement or verdict. This could include, for example, renovations that you have to make to your home to accommodate your child’s disability that was caused by the brain bleed.
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering. The physical pain and emotional suffering that your child had to endure may be his most significant damages. While there is no perfect way to account for these types of suffering, an experienced lawyer can help you understand the financial recovery that your child may make for these losses.

Your child’s life has been forever changed by medical negligence. He suffered a brain bleed that he never should have had to endure and that may impact him physically, emotionally, and financially for the rest of his life. Nothing can undo the brain hemorrhage that he suffered, but the damages that you fight for on your child’s behalf may help your child make the most of his future.

Has Your Family Been Impacted By A Birth Injury?

If your family has been impacted by a birth injury you need to speak with an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.

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