Birth injuries often cause significant and permanent injuries to newborns. There are a number of reasons that babies suffer injuries at birth. Sometimes these are natural and cannot be prevented, while other times it was caused by medical negligence before, during, and after childbirth. Our website has several articles on birth injury cases, including cerebral palsy and jaundice.
When a baby is damaged due to a medical mistake, the consequences can be devastating. Many babies are suffer brain damage and physical deformities which will last a lifetime. This gives rise to a lifelong need for exceptional medical treatment, specialized education, and supervised living. As you can imagine, the cost of these things over the lifetime of the child are astronomical. As part of any case involving an injured baby or child, an economist is often used as an expert to discuss the lifetime of expenses for caring for the baby all the way from infancy into adulthood. The goal of a birth injury lawsuit is to have the victim fully compensated and provide the funds necessary for the family to care for this child and to provide the best possible future.