Birth Injury Claims: Legal Questions And Answers
The shock and heartbreak of learning that your baby has a birth injury parallels with having a wide variety of questions regarding the cause, future care, and costs. These generally correlate with contacting a birth injury lawyer to discuss legal liability regarding your baby’s injury. The following are common questions regarding birth injury claims:
What Is One Of The First Things I Should Do If I Learn My Child Has A Birth Injury?
In addition to practicing self care by eating nutritious meals, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep, it is beneficial to confirm the type of birth injury your child has sustained and begin learning about it so that you can best help your child, your family, and yourself.
Should I Contact A Lawyer?
Contacting an experienced birth injury lawyer or legal team with regard to your baby’s birth injury as early as possible is also an important first step. Researching information about lawyers who specialize in birth injury claims is beneficial.
Are There Lawyers Who Specialize In Different Types Of Birth Injuries?
Yes. Some lawyers specialize in a variety of birth injuries, while others specialize in particular types. These can include cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, Klumpke palsy, brain damage, organ failure, asphyxia, hypoxia, C-section injuries, infections, and others.
What Happens When I Meet With A Birth Injury Lawyer?
Whether in person or virtually, during the initial consultation you should be advised of your rights and how the lawyer or law team will fight for you with regard to your birth injury case. This can include advisement of a legal plan that would be followed in your particular case to hold each healthcare professional and/or medical facility involved responsible for the actions that resulted in your child’s birth injury.
Can A Lawyer Provide Me With Resources For Helping Children With Birth Injuries And Their Families?
Yes. Experienced birth injury lawyers should be able to provide one or more appropriate resources.
What Should I Provide To A Lawyer To Help Establish My Claim?
It is exceptionally helpful to write a detailed summary of the events that occurred leading up to your child’s birth injury. Having more than one family member provide a perspective by writing his or her own detailed written summary is helpful as well.
Who Is Liable For My Baby’s Birth Injury?
Liability is assessed by confirming the event or events that actually caused your baby’s birth injury and who was provably involved.
Could More Than One Party Be Responsible For My Baby’s Birth Injury?
Yes, it is possible for more than one healthcare professional, and even one or more hospitals, medical centers, or other types of providers, to be responsible or partially responsible for a birth injury.
What About The Cost Of My Baby’s Ongoing Care Needs?
Your lawyer or law team should develop an effective plan of action that achieves justice and gets the maximum possible compensation for your birth injury negligence settlement. This is essential, as your child’s injuries and related needs may be ongoing, and the costs for care and services often change over time.
What If A Mother Experiences A Birth Injury?
Expert birth injury lawyers can assist in securing compensation for mothers who experience birth injuries, such as C-section injuries.
If you or your baby sustained a birth injury, contacting an experienced lawyer for an initial consultation is an important step. It is helpful to research information about lawyers who specialize in birth injury cases, or if possible, who specialize in the particular type of birth injury lawsuit case you may be dealing with.
Many lawyers and legal teams offer free initial consultations. At Mallard & Sharp, P.A., we specialize in a wide variety of birth injury claims & negligence cases. To schedule a free initial consultation with our expert legal team call 877.662.5527 or 305.461.4800.