A newborn infant is very vulnerable. Nursing and paediatric standards of care have been developed to significantly reduce the risk of brain injury to babies, especially those born prematurely. A number of things could cause brain injury. These include, amongst others, excessive force in the delivery, failure to perform a timely caesarean section, neglect in the administering of drugs during the pregnancy and delivery, poor monitoring of oxygen levels, and even the dropping of a baby.
The impact of a brain injury can range from developmental delays to cerebral palsy. It is a complex process to identify if the standard of care provided is responsible for a brain injury and a firm that specialises in this should be used.
Can Paul du Plessis Attorneys assist?
Paul du Plessis is a leading specialist in claims involving severe injury suffered by babies and children. He has a special interest in this complex work, and has done extensive research. Our firm has access to leading medical specialists and experts that are able to properly assess the claim. Paul has achieved excellent results on behalf of children that have been injured in this way.
A child that has sustained a brain injury, cerebral palsy or blindness, is going to need ongoing medical care, support and accommodations, possibly for the rest of his or her life. This level of care is very expensive and a successful claim will help to make it achievable.
What should I do if my child has suffered a brain injury?
If your child has suffered a brain injury contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys for assistance. We can assess the level of care your child received to establish if you have the basis for a claim. The hospital records for your child will be thoroughly investigated to see if the appropriate care was provided. The hospital has an obligation to keep all records for a period of time, but you should contact us as soon as possible so that these can accessed. Our firm is based in Pretoria but we are able to assist clients throughout South Africa. Wherever you are in the country, contact us today for assistance.