If your case does not fit in any of the above situations, but you believe medical negligence occurred that caused you or your loved one to suffer severe and permanent injury, I would be willing to sit down and discuss with you your legal options as well.
Early signs of labor are important to look for during the pregnancy. Regular contractions and change in cervical dilatation prior to term (<36 weeks gestation) can lead to premature delivery.
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Another area I have helped families is in negligent circumcisions. Depending on the experience level of the practitioner and the type of procedure/instrument used to circumcise your child, a portion of the penis can be at risk of amputation. One of the most common instruments responsible for these types of injuries is the Mogen Clamp.
Did your child have jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes) that went unrecognized or untreated? Was there a diagnosis of hyperbilirubinemia and/or kernicterus? If so, your child’s brain damage may have been preventable.
Kernicterus is a type of brain damage that occurs when high levels of bilirubin cross the blood-brain barrier. This happens when high levels of bilirubin (hyperbilirubinemia) go untreated.
Maybe you had gestational diabetes during your pregnancy, your stomach was abnormally large, and you worried about your baby being larger than normal. Your doctor told you there was nothing to worry about and did not recommend a c-section. Your labor was long. And when the baby’s head came out, the shoulder got stuck and the delivery room personnel began to panic.
Your baby was born and spent significant time in the NICU. Your infant later fails to meet his/her developmental milestones. The doctors tell you he or she may have cerebral palsy. You have many questions about the cause of your child’s developmental delay – questions that your treating pediatrician or pediatric neurologist are unwilling to answer.