Already the proud parent of two healthy and strong young boys, “Nicole” (not a real person) was confident that the birth of her third child would go just as smoothly. When the time came, her husband took her to the hospital and after a brief but strenuous labor, she gave birth to the couple’s first daughter.
As she lovingly cradled the newborn, Nicole briefly thought something was wrong. After her baby quieted down, she seemed to twitch, her tiny arms jittering in random spasms that stopped as suddenly as they started. The nurses told her it was normal involuntary muscle activity and nothing to worry about. A few days later, Nicole went home with her bundle of joy.
The infant’s random twitching continued, though, spreading to her face and lips. A worried Nicole took her daughter back to the hospital for more tests, and the news was devastating: Her daughter was showing the classic signs of cerebral palsy.
Nicole and her husband were stunned. Nothing like this had been diagnosed while she was pregnant. It was her third child, so she understood the risks and proper actions to take, so what could have gone wrong? What could be the cause of her child’s tragic condition, which had the potential to plague her for the rest of her life?
Her husband had recorded the birthing process on a camcorder. While reviewing the video, Nicole noticed that the doctor had spent an abnormal amount of time trying to deliver the baby with forceps. It was hard to tell, but it seemed like he had used an unusual amount of pressure in his delivery technique – pressure that could very well have led to the type of brain injury that causes cerebral palsy.
Nicole showed the video to a lawyer, who told her that it looked like a classic case of medical malpractice leading to a birth injury. She filed a lawsuit against the hospital. In the meantime, her daughter needed significant care and the bills were piling up, so she went to USClaims for help to keep her case going. If you’re having trouble meeting your expenses while waiting for a legal settlement or a judgment related to a birth injury suit, USClaims can help provide the financial support you need.
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