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Health care providers may not be forthcoming about birth injuries

Humans make mistakes. It is an inevitable part of being human. Usually, these mistakes are only minor annoyances like miscounted change at the local deli or getting a medium fry when you ordered large. However, sometimes despite all the schooling and training, doctors are still just human and prone to the same errors as the cashier from the deli. Errors during birth can be especially devastating.

Many people are unaware of this, but a lack of oxygen during the birth process can result in brain injuries for your child and develop into cerebral palsy. It is when these errors occur that speaking to a birth injury attorney can put your family's anxiety at ease.

Health care providers (like hospitals and clinics) carry insurance that can provide resources for your child. Injuries during birth can carry consequences for the rest of your child's life. Accessing these financial, clinical and medical resources will be critical to caring for your child. However, just because they have these resources does not mean they will divulge them. You will need to fight for them, and this is how an attorney can help.

Birth injury cases are complex and even experienced medical malpractice attorneys must request records and consult with experts to determine if negligence occurred. If a negligent error resulted in your child being injured during birth, then you should be allowed to access those resources from the insurance provider. An attorney can take care of the paperwork, review documents, talk to the doctors, hire experts and interface with the insurance company on your behalf, so you don't have to. An attorney experienced in these matters can help get your family on the road to recovery.

An experienced attorney may be able to help you get the answers you need. It is normal for anyone, including doctors, to want to avoid taking responsibility for an error that hurt your child. But this does not mean that they can ignore you.

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