Minneapolis Neonatal Sepsis Lawyers
This bacterial infection almost always occurs after the baby is forty-eight hours old. Generally, infants are home by that time. Although the doctor no longer directly supervises the baby, a sepsis infection is still the doctor’s responsibility. That’s especially true since the common risk factors of sepsis bacterial infections, like the mother’s water breaking more than eighteen hours prior to delivery and chorioamnionitis maternal infections, happen on the doctor’s watch. Sepsis is one of the leading causes of injury-related infant death.
Sepsis infection symptoms include body temperature changes, breathing problems, vomiting, sucking issues, and irregular heartbeat. Frequently, this list of symptoms is on page five or six of a ten-page list of discharge instructions. So, doctors don’t adequately warn parents and caregivers about the signs of sepsis. Furthermore, mostly so the caregivers don’t panic, the doctor probably says “call me if these things happen.” But the doctor doesn’t explain that the baby’s life could be at stake.
In contrast, the detail-oriented Minneapolis neonatal sepsis lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman treat our clients like knowledgeable partners instead of jittery customers. So, we work with you to develop a plan of action. As the case develops, we proactively communicate with you. Then, when the case goes to trial, we serve as a strong voice for you.
Why Should We Sue the Doctor?
This decision comes at a very difficult time for most families. Most people are in no mood to take on a gaggle of medical malpractice lawyers in court when they are trying to deal with a serious injury to their precious newborn.
This attitude is very understandable. That’s one reason our Minneapolis fetal monitoring error lawyers work so hard to settle these cases as quickly as possible. This settlement usually involves substantial financial compensation, as mentioned above. Families need this money to carry on with their lives.
Additionally, many doctors hesitate to assume responsibility in these situations. Frequently, they do not even come clear to the family. Instead, they often say there were “some complications” during birth but everything is fine now. A few days, weeks, or months later, it becomes apparent that everything is not fine.
A negligence action forces negligent doctors to accept responsibility for their mistakes. If no one sounds the alarm, negligent doctors usually don’t change their approach. Therefore, the same thing could happen to another family in the near future.
Usually, legal actions don’t “blame” anyone for birth injuries. Out-of-court settlements usually do not include an admission of liability. So, the incident does not leave a big, black mark on a permanent record. Instead, it simply provides the compensation these families need and deserve.
How Do We Select a Minneapolis Neonatal Sepsis Lawyer?
Medical negligence is quite unlike other negligence claims. Your attorney should have both medical and legal expertise. That’s a very rare combination.
Furthermore, your attorney should have sufficient resources to handle these cases. Litigation is complex and expensive. So, in addition to considerable experience, your attorney must have considerable financial resources.
Finally, consider the lawyer’s accessibility. If you go to dinner at a new restaurant and there are no cars in the parking lot, that’s usually a bad sign. On the other end of the scale, if you must wait two hours for a table, it’s probably best to go somewhere else.
By the same token, your lawyer shouldn’t be able to see you at the drop of a hat. The lawyer should be relatively busy. But, if the lawyer is too busy, a less-experienced associate or non-lawyer assistant may do most of the work on your case.
Connect with a Diligent Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced neonatal sepsis lawyer in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.