Birth Injury | Denver Trial Attorney Blog | Leventhal Puga Braley P.C.
There is nothing more precious than your child. Parents everywhere anticipate the arrival of a new baby with hopes for a long and healthy life. Birth injuries caused by medical malpractice have a devastating impact on children, often leading to severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment and lifelong personal care.
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a serious birth injury that may be caused by inadequate medical supervision and poor decisions made by delivery room doctors. If your child is suffering from hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, you have the right to seek damages to help provide the resources your family needs to receive the necessary medical care. Read the rest »
There is nothing more important than your child’s health. If you think your child has cerebral palsy, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. That way, your child can receive the best possible care.
There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but there are a number of medical treatments to alleviate your child’s suffering. There are also interventions that will make it easier for your child to live an active and fulfilling life. Read the rest »
A birth injury is a physical injury a child suffers before, during, or shortly after childbirth. Birth injuries are caused by improper birthing techniques, lack of oversight, and poor decision-making by an OB/GYN, midwife, administrator, hospital staff, or someone on the delivery team. Read the rest »
Kernicterus is a birth injury that results when a child doesn’t get the correct treatment for severe jaundice. It’s crucial for newborns to receive proper monitoring so this condition can be prevented.
There are effective treatments for kernicterus when it’s discovered in time. Sadly, babies that suffer from untreated kernicterus will require lifelong medical treatment and assisted living. Read the rest »
Early childhood is an exciting time as you watch your child learn, grow, and make new discoveries about the world. Waving, smiling, reaching for objects, sitting up, and forming words are heartwarming signs of normal development.
When a child’s development is delayed, it may be cause for concern. You will want to speak with your child’s pediatrician right away if you have any questions about your child’s behavior. Read the rest »
There’s nothing more important than your child’s health. That’s why parents do everything they can to get their children the best possible medical care.
If your child has any type of vision issues, it’s important to get the correct diagnosis as soon as possible. Early intervention and treatment will help improve your child’s prognosis and enhance their quality of life. Read the rest »
Babies who are born prematurely or with medical issues may need to go to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Newborns in the NICU require close monitoring and skilled, careful treatment. Medical errors on the part of NICU staff can have major, life-altering consequences for the child, including permanent brain damage. Read the rest »
When it comes time for your child to finally be brought into this world, you assume that the labor, while potentially long and painful, will have as few complications as possible and will result in a healthy baby. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Birth injuries happen in hospitals all across the country, including here in Colorado. These kinds of traumatic events can have a detrimental impact on your child’s life and yours. But how do they happen? And who should be held responsible? Read the rest »
Giving birth is both a wonderful and frightening event. On the one hand, you’re about to bring your child into the world; on the other, you’re in extreme pain and there are hundreds of things that can go wrong. One of those potential complications is Erb’s Palsy. Read the rest »
Think the United States is the leader in providing healthcare and state-of-the-art treatment to patients—especially for new babies and mothers? Think again. The U.S. actually has the highest maternal mortality rate of all first-world countries. An estimated 700-900 women died in 2016 due to pregnancy-related causes. Additionally, maternal deaths in the United States increased between 2000 and 2014, and 60% of these maternal deaths were considered preventable. Read the rest »