When a woman finds out she is pregnant after trying to conceive, it is oftentimes a very joyous time. This moment is followed by months of ultrasounds, preparation, announcements, and baby showers. Many couples do their research to find the best medical professionals to help them during the process and prepare them for the birth. When the day to give birth comes, they rely on that medical professional in hopes of having a safe laboring process and delivering a healthy baby.
For many mothers, this important day goes smoothly. Unfortunately, for others, that excitement can quickly turn to devastation. Complications during the delivery process can result in birth injuries to both the mother and child. The cost of medical care after a serious birth injury has happened to a newborn can cost more than $1 million in his or her lifetime. This cost can get even more burdensome if additional expenses are added and if parents end up dealing with a loss of income as they turn their attention and time to their child’s recovery.
Dealing with a birth injury can be extremely stressful and challenging, leaving parents feeling helpless. As the bills pile up, it can feel like there is nowhere to turn. Although some parents may be hesitant to file a lawsuit against their medical professional, it’s important to remember that a lawsuit is not a tool of punishment, but a tool to help your child live the best life he or she can. The funds you may receive could help pay for specialized medical services throughout the child’s lifetime.