Whether an individual or couple felt like they were ready for their new baby’s arrival or not, no one is ever ready for their newborn to suffer an injury that warrants the help of a birth injury lawyer Northern Virginia residents can turn to in difficult times.
Before a new baby arrives, some people spend 1-10 months of planning and anticipating; some people spend somewhere around this amount of time being just plain scared; and others experience a whole other wide gamut of feelings, impulses and emotions. While some people do worry about having a healthy baby prior to getting pregnant or at the onset, some people do not. It does not matter whether you have spent your whole life preparing and praying to have a healthy baby, or just hoped that you would survive the birth itself when you found out you were going to be a parent. Nothing really prepares a parent for their baby to be anything less than healthy and fine when they emerge from the womb.
No amount of planning, practicing and counseling can prepare a new parent, grandparent, or sibling for their new bundle of joy to be anything less than okay. While sometimes there is nothing that can be done for a baby who is not okay during birth, many times there are. Many times, delivery room doctors and their staff perform seeming miracles when a family hears the first cry of their new baby. An unfortunate reality is that some families do not experience this because many babies suffer injuries that were preventable because of a doctor or other medical practitioner’s negligence.
If you are facing the horrible reality that your baby is suffering from injuries sustained at birth and do not know who to turn to for advice, contact the compassionate team at Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation. If we do not have lawyers who are able to give you top notch representation, we want to help you find some who are. If you are looking for a birth injury lawyer Northern Virginia families can get legal counsel from, call us any time of the day or night, any time of the year.
A birth injury is a form of medical malpractice. Something that can be tricky to prove in many medical malpractice cases is that a doctor was negligent in their care towards his or her patient. It needs to be proven that a doctor made a mistake and the basic standard of acceptable care was not met. It must be proven that another doctor in the same situation would not have made the same mistake. Hospitals and insurance companies will do anything in their power to prove that the mistake that caused a birth injury is excusable and they have vast amounts of resources with which to do this.
Many babies that suffer birth injuries have lifelong disabilities that require increased medical expenses. It is important to start fighting as a soon as possible for compensation to protect your child and your family’s rights.
If you are in the unfortunate situation of having a baby with a birth injury, contact Cohen & Cohen today to talk to a top rated birth injury lawyer Northern Virginia is fortunate to have in its midst.