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Newborn Management and Medical Malpractice

The birth of your child is a joyous occasion. Unfortunately, newborn health can be catastrophically compromised if doctors and nurses do not diligently and reasonably observe the health of the baby during its first several hours of life.

Newborns can develop serious medical conditions quickly that require immediate medical attention. Some of these serious conditions that can lead to long-term cognitive, developmental, physical, or psychological damage include:

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Seizures
  • Jaundice
  • Heart issues
  • Systemic infection from circumcision

Health issues newborns experience can be present at birth or several days or weeks after birth. However, some of these health problems may arise from errors made by physicians, nurses, or midwives during delivery, such as improper use of forceps, or during observation.

If you believe your child has suffered a medical condition that arises from a health care practitioner such as:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to provide appropriate treatment
  • Failure to recognize or observe health problems
  • Inappropriate follow-up care
  • Failure to reasonably conduct newborn health screening
  • Failure to consider health risks

you may be entitled to receive compensation for the care and treatment of your child.

How Can Murray Ralston Lawyers Help?

Raising a child who has suffered a newborn management injury can cause an extreme financial burden. Financial compensation can minimize the financial burden on the parents of a baby suffering from such newborn mismanagement. Financial compensation will ensure that there are financial resources for the extensive medical care your child will require for his / her injury and maximize the chances for the best possible outcome for your child. The lawyers at Murray Ralston Lawyers strive to obtain the compensation that will allow parents to obtain the best care and therapies for their injured child with a view to achieving the best lifelong physical, emotional, and cognitive outcome.

* The information above is not intended to be legal advice. Each situation is different and the information provided above may not provide you with all law applicable to your facts. To ensure you are properly protected under the law applicable to your facts, please contact Murray Ralston Law for a free consultation.