Denver Birth Injury and Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you have suffered the inexplicable tragedy of losing a newborn child, we offer our deepest condolences. There is nothing that compares to what you are being forced to endure, and there is nothing that will ever truly fill the hole in your life.
Sadly, infant death from medical malpractice is alarmingly common. According to a study released by Johns Hopkins Medicine, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, and this includes infant mortality. There are numerous issues that can lead to infant death; and, when doctors, hospitals and other birthing facilities make fatal mistakes, they need to be held accountable. By taking legal action, parents can help raise awareness of the risk of fatal birth injuries, and they can help prevent their medical providers from making the same mistakes in the future.
Of course, filing a medical malpractice claim for infant death is also about just compensation. Families who lose newborns to birth injuries will often incur substantial expenses for medical care and funeral costs, and they will often be entitled to significant compensation for non-financial losses as well. If you lost an infant to medical malpractice, you deserve to be compensated – it is the best our legal system has to offer – and you deserve to have a committed advocate fighting for your family.
Leading Causes of Infant Mortality in Hospitals and Birthing Facilities
When pursuing legal action on behalf of families who have lost infants to birth injuries and complications, we work closely with medical experts who are highly skilled in identifying medical errors during labor and delivery. We rely on these experts’ testimony and other evidence to maximize our clients’ financial recoveries and resolve their cases as quickly as possible.
Some of the most common causes of death that can entitle grieving parents to financial compensation include:
- Bleeding during pregnancy (antepartum hemorrhage)
- Brain damage
- Eclampsia (seizure or coma)
- Jaundice and kernicterus
- Medication errors
- Oxygen deprivation during pregnancy or delivery (hypoxia or anoxia)
- Physical trauma during childbirth
- Placenta previa
- Placental abruption
- Reduced blood flow in utero
- Spinal cord injuries
Regardless of what happened, it is important that you speak with an attorney so that you can make informed decisions about your next steps and your family’s financial future. For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact Levine Law today.
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The attorneys at Levine Law bring decades of experience to representing families in medical malpractice claims involving infant wrongful death. We focus exclusively on injury and wrongful death representation. We are passionate about what we do, and we are committed to holding negligent parties accountable in order to secure justice for our clients. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation and received the highest-possible ratings from their clients and peers.