Caring For Your Child After A Birth Injury

Birth injuries at the time of occurrence can feel like a catastrophic change. You may think the scales have irreversibly tipped and that you have no options. There’s no reason to feel helpless in this scenario. The attorneys at Murphy Falcon and Murphy, we see many families deal with these events and can help guide you in the right direction. Taking care and caring for your child after a birth injury doesn’t have to feel like a daunting task. It takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to help people through their problems, and that’s why Murphy Falcon and Murphy are here to help. 

Take Care of You and Your Partner

In times of dire discomfort, most people forget to give themselves the proper care and attention that they need. Without plenty of sleep, healthy foods, and exercise, you won’t be able to function properly. Right now, you and your partner need to be strong for your child. Things won’t be easy, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be impossible. Be sure that you ask for help when you need it. Sometimes, you aren’t going to have the energy to cook a health-conscious meal for you and your partner. Sometimes you won’t remember to grab the particular brand of baby food, and in that way, you’re no different than other brand new parents. But you are allowed to ask for help. Ask the people you trust to help you, it’s unlikely that in the wake of something as life-changing as a birth injury, your friends and family won’t be able to help you. In fact, it’s more likely that they’ll all be trying to help you at once and you’ll have to come up with things for them to do. Accept it, they know you have a lot on your mind and they want to be there for you. 

Tell People

Just as you shouldn’t be afraid of asking for help, you shouldn’t be afraid of telling people what happened. When you’re ready, telling someone important about the situation and how it’s affected you (not just your child) is a crucial step to healing yourself. When you rinse away the stresses you’ve had to take-on over the last couple of months you’ll feel rightly relieved. Talking to people about your problems is famously therapeutic and you may receive information or wisdom from your confidante that you didn’t previously have.                               

To Read Reviews

You’ll have to find a proper pediatrician and trusting doctors as this time may seem like an unreliable strategy. However, please remember that the level of care in the U.S. is very high. You’ll find a physician in the Baltimore area who can help you and who can discuss the best course of action for your newborn. They can help you properly diagnose your newborn, supply evidence of a birth injury, and most importantly tell you what to do next to start treating your baby. When you’re searching for this physician be sure to research as many reviews as you can. Getting proper care can make a huge difference in your child’s recovery. 

Secure The Funds For Treatment Now

Unfortunately, a birth injury often details quite a few different treatment plans that will often be going on simultaneously. This requires considerable funds to support your child through the various treatments and therapies to help them develop as normally as possible. If your child is suffering from a birth injury that may cause cerebral palsy, it’s important to know that while you may improve quality of life, your child will need life-long care. Once you’ve chosen a physician, start working on how you’ll organize your finances to ensure your child is comfortable and cared for in the long-term. 

Find a Birth Injury Lawyer

About 29 out of every 1000 children born in the U.S. are born with a birth injury, so when it happens it’s likely due to some serious fault on the hospital or doctor’s behalf. You don’t have to feel powerless in the wake of what the insurance companies and the hospital are telling you. You have legal recourse in the case of a birth injury and equipping yourself with a capable lawyer who has years of experience under their belt could help you make the future for your child far easier. For example, if your efforts through the court system produce a settlement, that money could go toward your child’s future treatments and potential long-term care, should they need it. 

Potential Birth Injuries To Contact A Lawyer About:

  • Caput Succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Bruised Bones
  • Broken Bones
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Oxygen Deprivation
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Fractures
  • Brain Damage

Causes Of Various Birth Injuries

  • Improper NICU care
  • Improper prenatal care
  • Infection
  • Untreated medical conditions in the mother
  • Mismanaged fetal distress
  • Mismanaged umbilical cord prolapse
  • Mismanaged  rupture
  • Mismanaged neonatal resuscitation
  • Vaginal births after c-sections
  • Improper anesthesia administration 
  • And More

 Contact Murphy Falcon & Murphy

As a law firm that specializes in birth injuries, we’re here for you. We understand how difficult handling the aftermath of a birth injury can be. We understand how your life has been totally upended and we’re here to provide support for you. If you’re looking for what sort of options you have for legal recourse for what’s been done to your child, we can help. We provide measured and experienced legal counsel in the Baltimore area to many individuals who have suffered the trauma that comes with a birth injury. Please don’t feel that you don’t have many options, because you do and we could help you find them. Reach out to Murphy Falcon & Murphy to schedule an initial consultation and discuss how we can approach your situation.

Looking to learn more about birth injuries? We try to make learning about the difficulties surrounding birth injuries easy by providing plenty of resources. You can find out about birth fractures, common birth injuries, and more about how birth injuries might be caused before reaching out to us if you feel unsure if your situation matches the specifications to be considered a legal matter.