Suing for a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Birth Injury

When your pregnancy, labor, or birth experience is plagued by medical negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. But because childbirth can have its own array of complications that occur naturally and are not preventable, knowing whether you have grounds for a case can be a challenge.

One example of a birth injury that can present some confusion when you are considering legal action is a subconjunctival hemorrhage. Continue reading to learn more about what a subconjunctival hemorrhage is after childbirth and when a birth injury lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, could help you sue for such a birth injury. 

What Is a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage?

A subconjunctival hemorrhage occurs when a blood vessel bursts in the white part of a newborn’s eye. This is common in traumatic births. 

Subconjunctival hemorrhage most often occurs when pressure is exerted on the newborn during childbirth, either by contractions or force by the healthcare provider delivering the baby. 

This birth injury is seen more often in cases where forceps or vacuum extractors are used. It is also not uncommon in babies who are born with the umbilical cord wrapped around their neck. 

When to Sue for a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Untreated subconjunctival hemorrhages can cause severe complications, including cranial hematomas and permanent blindness. 

If your healthcare provider failed to diagnose or treat your newborn for subconjunctival hemorrhage complications and your baby endured serious injuries as a result of this negligence, you may have grounds for a birth injury claim. 

Your birth injury lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, can help you build a compelling case against the at-fault party.

Help with Your Subconjunctival Hemorrhage Lawsuit in Kentucky

Whether it occurred during or after childbirth, if your newborn suffered a subconjunctival hemorrhage that caused severe injury or permanent damage, your family may be entitled to financial compensation. 

Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a compassionate Kentucky subconjunctival hemorrhage lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC. Give our office a call at 502-253-9110 or complete the quick contact form below when you are ready to get started on your case.