Babies born prematurely before the 37th week already have a decreased chance of survival. Many that do survive may have very severe birth injuries resulting in long term complications and risks. When a baby is born prematurely they are referred to as a “preemie” and will be immediately taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) following birth. There a baby will be cared for and watched in the effort to maintain their survival.
At Goldwater Law Firm, PC we help clients file a medical malpractice claim when a hospital, nurse or doctor’s negligence has resulted in a premature delivery. Parents should not have to experience the emotional stress, devastation and loss that a premature delivery may bring. Especially if the premature birth of a baby could have been prevented in the first place. Not only may a baby miss out on normal life experiences, but a parent’s dreams and hopes for their child can be changed forever.
There are many serious complications when a baby is born prematurely, often caused by premature lungs and brain injuries that include:
Medication errors, surgical errors and misdiagnosis are also related to premature delivery. When misdiagnosis occurs a doctor may have failed to diagnose and treat a mother or baby in a way which could have prevented a premature arrival. When a medication error occurs during pregnancy this can also be cause for alarm leading to the early birth of a baby as well. In addition, if surgery was performed on a mother (ovarian cysts, kidney stones) or baby (such as for a heart defect, tumor) during pregnancy it may lead to complications that can result in a preterm birth.
If your baby is the victim of a premature delivery it is very important to contact a Phoenix Premature Delivery Lawyer immediately. We handle premature delivery claims involving serious injury, illness and even wrongful death. It is very important that you are aware that you must file a claim within a very specific time-frame otherwise you will lose your right to seek justice. You as a parent deserve to receive monetary compensation for medical expenses and much more.
Goldwater Law Firm, PC proudly serves the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona. Please contact a Phoenix premature delivery lawyer at our firm today to speak with us about your premature delivery case.