If your child suffered a serious complication of subconjunctival hemorrhage due to birth trauma, you may be eligible for medical malpractice damages. A subconjunctival hemorrhage birth injury lawyer from Newsome | Melton can help you file a lawsuit against the liable party (e.g., the doctor or other healthcare professional) and hold them responsible for your child’s birth injury. You could receive compensation to pay your child’s medical bills and other costs.
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Your Doctor May Be Responsible for Your Child’s Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Birth Injury
A subconjunctival hemorrhage is the bursting of the tiny blood vessels that crisscross the eyes. Trauma during childbirth can lead to a subconjunctival hemorrhage. While complications are rare, if the condition is the result of trauma, other, more serious conditions may be present along with subconjunctival hemorrhage.
This trauma is sometimes natural and unavoidable, resulting from the pressure on the baby’s head as the baby passes through the birth canal. Other times, though, it is the result of negligence by your doctor or by another healthcare professional.
If your baby’s injury resulted from negligence and your child suffered serious injuries (e.g., severe but rare complications of subconjunctival hemorrhage or a more serious condition accompanying subconjunctival hemorrhage), we can build a medical malpractice case to pursue damages.
Build a Compelling Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Your Child’s Birth Injury
If your child suffered serious injuries, your family deserves compensation for your damages. Your case must prove four essential facts:
- The defendant owed your baby a duty of care.
- The defendant was negligent.
- Your baby suffered a birth injury because of the defendant’s negligence.
- Your family suffered damages.
Duty of Care
First, we have to show that the defendant owed your child a duty of care. If the defendant was your physician, a duty of care is implied. All doctors have this duty to their patients, and it extends to other healthcare professionals (e.g., nurses). In addition, the facility where the childbirth took place may be liable.
Second, we must demonstrate that the defendant failed to uphold the duty of care. Your case needs to show that the defendant did not follow a standard of care expected of other professionals given similar circumstances. We can bring in medical expert witnesses to testify about the standard of care and the defendant’s negligence.
Connection Between Negligence & Injury
Third, we have to show that the defendant’s negligence led to your child’s subconjunctival hemorrhage and/or other injuries. We can draw upon several forms of evidence to do this. This evidence includes your child’s medical records as well as testimony from expert witnesses.
Economic or Non-Economic Damages
Fourth, we must establish that your family experienced economic and non-economic damages because of your child’s injury. We will pursue the defendant for the full value of these damages.
Get the Damages Your Family Needs for a Serious Birth Injury
The Newsome | Melton subconjunctival hemorrhage birth injury lawyers fight for fair compensation for your child’s subconjunctival hemorrhage birth injury. You may be eligible to recover compensation for some or all of the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Costs of future care for your child
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Speak with a Member of the Newsome | Melton Team to Start Your Case
It is critical not to let your state’s statute of limitations on birth injury lawsuits expire before you take legal action. Otherwise, you could lose your right to recover compensation. Our subconjunctival hemorrhage birth injury lawyers can make sure that does not happen.