When your newborn develops cephalohematoma due to the recklessness or negligence of your healthcare provider, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a qualified Kentucky birth injury lawyer to discuss your options.
Cephalohematoma is one of countless types of birth injuries that newborns can suffer during pregnancy, labor, or childbirth. It is also one of the more common reasons why a parent would file a medical malpractice lawsuit for a birth injury. When you need a powerful legal advocate on your side, you want Wilt and Thompson, PLLC.
If we are able to take on your cephalohematoma case, your Kentucky birth injury lawyer will do everything possible to ensure you are fully compensated for your losses so you can begin to move forward with your life. Continue reading to learn more about what cephalohematoma is and the grounds you’ll need to have in order to pursue a KY birth injury claim.
What Is Cephalohematoma?
Cephalohematoma refers to the pooling of blood that occurs under the skin of a newborn baby’s scalp. This is much different from a subdural hematoma that can be life-threatening and occurs beneath the bones of the skull. Thankfully, cephalohematoma will often not lead to serious or life-long implications.
Cephalohematoma is serious because it can cause an increased risk of jaundice, hypotension, anemia, and a predisposition to infection. Common causes of cephalohematoma include pressure from labor and delivery on the baby’s scalp and the misuse of labor and delivery tools, such as a vacuum extractor.
When a healthcare provider’s negligence is responsible for causing your baby’s cephalohematoma, you deserve justice. A Kentucky birth injury lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, could help you hold the liable parties accountable for their negligence.
Filing a Birth Injury Claim for Cephalohematoma in KY
Your birth injury lawyer will first need to carefully examine all of the ways that your family’s life and your baby’s life have been impacted by the baby’s cephalohematoma diagnosis. This should include an account of both financial and nonfinancial losses your family has endured.
Once the value of the claim has been assessed, your lawyer can move forward with a malpractice claim against any and all liable parties that played a part in your baby’s birth injury.
The provider’s malpractice insurance company will then begin negotiations with your lawyer. From there, we may need to bring your case to court if it is in your best interest to do so. The goal is to recover compensation for every single loss so that not only does your family get the funds and closure they need, but other families can avoid having to go through the same traumatic experience your family did.
Get Help from a Kentucky Birth Injury Lawyer
If you are interested in learning more about how a reputable Kentucky birth injury lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, can help you with your cephalohematoma injury claim, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Give our office a call at 502-253-9110 or complete the quick contact form at the bottom of this page to take advantage of this opportunity.