Was Your Child Born With Thalassemia?
Pregnancy and childbirth is an exciting time for any family, but it can also be a scary one. With so many unknowns about your baby’s health, you rely on your doctor to keep you informed about possible risks and complications in your pregnancy. Being well-informed helps you prepare for your baby’s arrival and make the best choices for your family. Unfortunately, some healthcare providers fail to inform parents about potential health crises that their children might face.
If your child was born with thalassemia, you know how important it is to be well informed about the disease.
Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder that can cause a host of problems, including anemia, fatigue, weakness, deformities, and slowed growth. Sufferers also have an increased risk of contracting infections. While the severity of thalassemia can vary, for some sufferers it is a lifelong problem resulting in expensive medical bills. Because it is genetic, you cannot prevent thalassemia — but you can prepare for it, unless your doctor failed to keep you informed.
If your healthcare provider was negligent in alerting you to your child’s risk of thalassemia, you might be entitled to financial compensation. This can be a big help while dealing with medical treatment and bills. It can also be an important step towards holding doctors accountable.
The amount of money you can receive in a settlement depends on the negligence of your healthcare provider, but it also depends on your attorney’s experience, reputation and skill. You need an attorney who can ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.
Our Proven Record of Success
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we help clients whose worst nightmares have come true. In one such case, our clients were a couple eager to start their family. Both parents were carriers of a potentially serious blood disorder, and they wanted to be sure that their child would not have this disease. However, the prenatal testing center failed to perform the proper tests. Our clients, who thought they were about to have a healthy baby girl, were devastated to learn that their daughter did in fact have a very serious disease.
Fortunately, that family came to us for help. OPLN attorney Paul O’Connor helped the client win an $8 million settlement as a result of the physical and emotional damages that the family suffered.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
We understand the importance of keeping patients informed. When healthcare providers don’t communicate with expectant families, they have failed their patients. Our experienced team has a proven record of winning cases for people like you. We will listen to your story and help you explore your options, possibly including financial compensation.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss thalassemia and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.