About-to-Be parents are often plagued with a specific feeling once they find out that they’re going to have a child. Of course, most couples are ecstatic at the prospect while some may find that their soon-to-be addition to the family was unexpected, there is a specific feeling all the same that joins them all together: worries and fear.
What if I’m not good parent? What if I’m not ready to raise a child? And, one of the most crucial: what if something goes wrong?
This is something common for expecting couples or single parents as it is often in the nature of parents to worry about the safety of their offspring. However, when the fear becomes actualized – when the worst case scenario is upon them, a rare few actually know what to do next. They spend so long thinking about what could go wrong that so few actually prepare for what happens if things actually do go wrong.
So, what do you do if your child gets injured during childbirth? Stretch that timeframe out a bit as a child can still be vulnerable to significant injury until the age of 2—so, what do you do?
First things first, it is of the utmost importance to consult with someone who has significant expertise first. If the injury happened during delivery, a birth injury lawyer may argue that the doctor could be at fault. If your child becomes afflicted with cerebral palsy, that’s going to mean years of physical therapy and lifelong medication since cerebral palsy has no cure. If there was someone responsible for the child getting cerebral palsy then that person responsible needs to be accountable for the consequences of their actions.
Birth injuries are not just physically draining and traumatizing—this is true emotionally and financially as well. There is no shame in asking for help when you need it.