Minneapolis Placenta Birth Injury Lawyers
The mother’s placenta gives the rapidly developing fetus needed nutrition. During delivery, there is considerable stress on the placenta. It must work harder than normal under extreme pressure. This environment could cause placenta previa, which is the most common type of placenta injury, placental abruption, and placental insufficiency. Placenta previa is caused by the placenta moving towards the bottom of the womb and covering the cervix. Placental abruption is when the placenta separates from the inner wall of the uterus. Placental insufficiency occurs when the placenta cannot deliver the needed blood, oxygen, and nutrients to the fetus.
Medical negligence before or during delivery usually causes, or at least contributes to, placenta injuries. Fetal macrosomia, or a large baby, is one of the biggest risk factors in this area. A large baby could literally pull the placenta out of the mother’s uterine wall. Or, a large baby could push the placenta out of position. Either way, doctors should recognize the risk and be ready for associated delivery room emergencies.
Alas, that level of preparation is often absent. Instead, when an unexpected emergency arises, doctors rely on unproven and dangerous interventions, like an episiotomy (incision designed to widen the birth canal). These cuts often do little good and cause massive maternal bleeding at a time when the mother needs all the strength she can muster.
In contrast, the diligent Minneapolis placenta birth injury lawyers at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman know the value of planning one’s work and working one’s plan. This planning begins at your initial consultation, when we review your case and identify your legal options. Then, we collect evidence and make preparations to respond to unexpected emergencies. These simple commitments have served us well in the past. So, we are confident that this same approach will lead to maximum compensation for your serious injuries.
Why Should I File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
When families deal with unexpected situations like a seriously-ill child, filing a legal claim for damages is usually the last thing on their minds. Frequently, families don’t associate these issues with negligence, or a lack of care. Instead, they assume they must deal with the situation without any outside help.
Obtaining that help is the best reason to file a birth injury or other negligence claim. The plain and simple fact is that chronic health issues, like the effects of a childhood brain injury, are extremely expensive. These incidents often push families to the breaking point from an emotional perspective. Additional financial strain is often more than they can handle.
Only a Minneapolis placenta birth injury lawyer can obtain maximum compensation in these cases. This compensation usually includes money to pay sky-high medical bills as well as something extra that helps families move on emotionally.
Incidentally, a negligence claim does not “blame” anyone for a birth injury. Instead, these claims are simply about responsibility. If a doctor unintentionally runs over your mailbox, the doctor must pay to replace it. The same principle applies here.
Furthermore, most personal injury claims settle out of court. So, there’s no need to worry about an emotional legal showdown which places a spotlight on your newborn. Instead, most families are simply able to move on with their lives.
How Do I Know Which Lawyer is Right for Me?
There are literally hundreds of qualified birth injury attorneys in Minneapolis. Almost all of them can competently handle most claims. To find the right one for you, focus on the following areas during your search:
- Experience: Law school teaches students to think like lawyers. Only experience teaches them how to effectively advocate for clients. Your case is far too valuable to be an inexperienced lawyer’s training tool.
- Dedication: Negligence in general, and medical negligence in particular, is a very nuanced area of the law. Attorneys who are very experienced in other areas might only handle a few negligence matters on the side. These lawyers might miss key details in your case.
- Accessibility: Attorneys are accessible via the internet and telephone. But these meetings cannot substitute for face-to-face interaction. So, your lawyers should be physically accessible. But over-accessibility could be a red flag. If you are a lawyer’s only client, there might be a reason for that.
Your search should be thorough. Picking a lawyer is perhaps the most important decision a family can make. However, do not take too long. You have a limited amount of time to act in these cases.
Connect with a Savvy Hennepin County Lawyer
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced placenta birth injury lawyer in Minneapolis, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman LLC by going online or calling 410-567-0800. Attorneys can connect victims with top-notch doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.