Birth Injury Lawsuits: First Steps Q&A
Birth Injury Lawsuits: Q&A Part 1
The devastation that results from learning that a baby has a birth injury is usually accompanied by a wide variety of questions regarding the cause, future care, and costs — not to mention liability and justice. Effective support, direction, and assistance are critically needed. The following are several common questions parents have regarding birth injury liability, lawsuits and claims:
My Child Has A Birth Injury. What Should I Prioritize?
Practicing self care by eating nutritious meals, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep is essential. Confirming the type of birth injury your child has sustained, gathering resources, and learning about your baby’s care and needs so that you can best help your child, your family, and yourself are equally important.
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 an important first step. Researching information about lawyers who specialize in birth injuries and birth injury lawsuits is beneficial. According to record-breaking birth injury settlement lawyer Richard “Bo” Sharp, expecting a negligent doctor, hospital, or other entity to admit fault and take responsibility for a baby’s birth injury is unlikely without legal representation.
“If you think your baby was the victim of medical negligence, do not expect the negligent doctor or hospital to admit fault and take responsibility for their actions…they won’t. In nearly all cases in which a baby is the victim of medical malpractice, the child and family will never be compensated for their injuries unless they hire an attorney,” says Richard “Bo” Sharp.
Are There Lawyers Who Specialize In Representing Cases For Different Types Of Birth Injuries?
Yes. Some lawyers specialize in a variety of birth injury lawsuits, while others specialize in one or more particular types of birth injury related lawsuits. These include those involving cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, Klumpke palsy, brain damage, organ failure, asphyxia, hypoxia, C-section injuries, infections, and others, including maternal birth injuries.
What Happens When I Meet With A Birth Injury Lawyer?
During an initial consultation (virtually or in person) you should be advised of your rights and how the lawyer or law team will fight for you and your baby with regard to your potential birth injury lawsuit case. This can include advisement of a strategic legal plan that would be followed in your particular case to hold each doctor, OBGYN, midwife, or other healthcare professional and/or medical facility involved responsible for provable actions that resulted in your child’s birth injury or injuries.
Can A Lawyer or Legal Team Provide Me With Resources For Helping Children With Birth Injuries?
Yes. Experienced birth injury lawyers should be able to provide one or more appropriate available resources that can assist with the needs of families who have a baby that has sustained a birth injury.
What Should I Provide To A Lawyer To Help Establish My Claim?
Writing a detailed summary of the events that occurred leading up to your baby’s birth injury can be exceptionally helping in determining liability. Having more than one family member provide perspective by writing his or her own detailed written summary is also helpful in this arena.
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.
Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing its clients with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm handles righteous cases that involve birth injuries, medical malpractice, and negligent security, as well as any negligence acts that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
Many lawyers and legal teams offer free initial consultations. At Mallard & Sharp, P.A., we specialize in a wide variety of birth injury negligence cases. To schedule a free initial consultation with our expert legal team call 877.662.5527 or 305.461.4800.