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Washington, D.C. Neonatal Birth Injury Lawyer

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The term “neonatal” refers to the first month of a newborn’s life. During this time, a newborn baby is technically referred to as a “neonate.” This period is critical for many reasons. Babies must make the transition from life in the womb to life in the outside world. For premature babies, the neonatal period is especially significant, as they must continue developing important bodily systems and structures ordinarily developed in the womb.

At LawMD, we help parents whose babies have experienced neonatal birth injuries. Our Washington, D.C. birth injury law team includes trial lawyers, doctors, and medical professionals. If your child has suffered an injury during the neonatal period, we can help you determine if you have a medical malpractice claim.

For a free, no-obligation consultation, call (888) 695-2963 or contact us online.

Types of Neonatal Injuries

Most parents breathe a well-deserved sigh of relief once labor and delivery has finished and their new baby is placed in their arms. They assume that the hard part is over and it’s smooth sailing from now on.

This relief is understandable, however, newborn babies are incredibly vulnerable. Furthermore, parents don’t always know what to look for when it comes to serious and potentially life-threatening health conditions in new babies. Whether you’re a first-time parent or an experienced parenting pro, caring for a brand new baby is an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Babies change so rapidly, even seasoned parents often forget how to tend to a newborn’s needs.

Babies don’t come with an instruction manual, so parents must rely on the help and advice of doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals. When something seems wrong or “off” with their child, they depend on doctors to help them determine the problem and how to address it.

Unfortunately, doctors don’t always give parents and babies the attention they deserve. In some cases, a busy doctor may brush off a parent’s concerns or fail to really listen to what a parent is saying. Perhaps the doctor simply has too many patients to care for, or maybe the doctor thinks the parent is a bit of a hypochondriac when it comes to noticing every cough, sneeze, or sniffle their baby makes.

Undoubtedly, there are some parents whose hypervigilance sends them rushing to the doctor too often. In other cases, however, parents know something is wrong, even if they lack the medical expertise and training to pinpoint the problem. In our neonatal birth injury practice, we have handled many heartbreaking cases in which parents were refused help on multiple occasions or sent home from the ER with a sick baby who later suffered a serious or fatal complication.

Although neonatal injuries can occur in a variety of ways, certain injuries tend to appear over and over again.

Common neonatal injuries include:

  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Mismanaged or untreated jaundice
  • Infections
  • Meningitis
  • Seizures
  • Low blood sugar (neonatal hypoglycemia)
  • Periventricular leukomalacia
  • Encephalitis

There are many different health complications that can occur during the neonatal period. If your newborn has suffered any kind of injury related to medical malpractice, you should speak to a Washington, D.C. birth injury lawyer right away, as there are strict time limits for filing these types of cases.

Call LawMD Today to Discuss Your Case

Our physician-attorneys are available to discuss your case. If your baby has experienced a serious or life-changing injury due to a doctor’s negligence or a hospital’s mistake, we can help.

Call a Washington, D.C. neonatal birth injury lawyer at (888) 695-2963.

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  • WE UNDERSTAND YOUR INJURIES, BECAUSE WE’VE LIKELY TREATED THEM.

    Most of our physician-attorneys are either current or past treating doctors in, collectively, a wide range of medical specialties. There is a good chance one or more of our physician attorneys have actually treated medical conditions similar to the ones from which you or your loved one now suffers. That translates into care and understanding as your Counselors, and know-how as your Advocates.

  • TIME- AND COST-SAVINGS FOR YOUR CASE

    Any honest medical malpractice attorney will tell you that one of the greatest expenses in a medical malpractice case is having to pay physician experts to study the details of the medical issues in your case and, if necessary, provide testimony at deposition and trial. While even our physician attorneys may also need to hire outside medical experts for your case, our medical know-how allows us to perform a significant amount of the medical analysis necessary for your case in-house which may translate into significant savings at the conclusion of your case.

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    Because we have in-house medical know-how, we can evaluate the medical questions in your case and provide answers without a lengthy wait. Our internal process involves getting the issues in your case quickly in front of the right physician attorney who, based on his or her medical experience and training, is most likely to have the answers you seek about whether you have a case and how we might help you get the compensation you deserve to help secure a brighter future for you and for your loved ones.

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