Birth Injury Lawsuit

Breaking down every step of the Birth Injury Process

What is a birth injury lawsuit?

A birth injury lawsuit is a type of civil law lawsuit that alleges a negligent act by a doctor, nurse, midwife, or other health care provider caused harm to the fetus or newborn. A birth injury may be caused by medical malpractice at any time up until the first year of an infant’s life. Some examples of birth injuries are cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and blindness.

Some types of birth injuries are foreseeable and preventable through proper attention to health care practices during pregnancy and childbirth. If doctors fail to meet these standards and cause damage on an unforeseeable basis, they may be held liable for their actions through the use of a negligence claim.

Filing a birth injury lawsuit

Did you know that 7 out of 1,000 birth result in a birth injury? A birth injury is a physical injury that is sustained by a newborn or infant during the time of childbirth. It may be caused by medical malpractice, negligent nursing care, maternal negligence, negligence of the hospital or delivery room staff, and other situations. If you were injured during your pregnancy or labor and delivery process, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

In many cases, it is difficult to prove that negligence occurred. That is why it is important to go through all the steps necessary for filing a birth injury lawsuit, including building an argument based on the documented injuries and care, gathering documents that support your claim from hospitals, medical providers, insurance companies, etc., and then consulting with an attorney who specializes in these types of lawsuits.

Finding the best birth injury lawyer

It’s never easy finding the best birth injury lawyer for your case. You may be tempted to go with the first law firm you see or the first billboard you pass, but that might not be the best decision. There are many different factors that go into deciding who is the best. Some lawyers specialize in specific areas, and it’s important to know what your case needs before you start looking.

The lawyer should be experienced, knowledgeable, and honest. You want someone who will be there for you every step of the way. Whichever online or offline source of knowledge you’re using to gather information about prospective lawyers, make sure that it’s trustworthy and reliable.

How we can help with your birth injury case

If your child suffered a birth injury, you have plenty of options to recover a fair compensation.  Bringing a lawyer onto your case can help you understand how much your case is worth and how to get the maximum compensation possible.  Please – don’t accept any insurance offers to settle until you take your case to an experienced birth injury attorney.  Our lawyers have decades of experience handling defective product cases and they all offer free consultations on new cases. Call today for a free consultation.

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