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Families Coping With Birth Trauma

The birth of a child is a beautiful, miraculous event. But when something goes wrong, it can turn a family upside down and cause immeasurable pain. The birth injury attorney team at the Birth Injury Lawyers Group has dedicated its time to helping parents of injured children fight for their rights after a mistake was made by a negligent physician, nurse, or medical assistant. We offer hope and possible financial compensation to families affected by labor and delivery injuries.

How Birth Injuries Happen

Labor and delivery personnel are trained to uphold high standards of care when dealing with each and every expectant mother. If these professional standards are ignored, both mother and baby can suffer life-threatening consequences. The majority of injuries during labor and delivery can be prevented. Poor decision making on the part of a labor and delivery doctor or medical team member and may result in birth injury.

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How Do I file a Birth Injury Lawsuit

To file a birth injury lawsuit, you will have to identify the person or persons whose negligence caused the birth injury, draft the documents the court requires, file those papers with the correct court, and serve the defendants. Those steps get the lawsuit started. There will be many additional things you have to do in a birth injury lawsuit.

Some states do not let you file a birth injury lawsuit without including a written statement by the plaintiff’s lawyer that there is good faith reason to believe that each defendant committed a negligent act that caused or contributed to the child’s injuries. Some other states do not let the case go forward without an affidavit from a medical expert that the defendants did not deliver medical care at the standard required by law.

What a Birth Injury Case Must Prove to Establish Liability

There are four elements the law requires to hold someone responsible for a birth injury. Your birth injury lawyer can help you build a case that proves all four of these factors:

Legal Duty of Care

You can only sue someone who owed you and your child a legal duty of care. Someone delivering medical services in a healthcare setting owes their patients a duty of care to provide quality service consistent with the standard of care.

Negligence

If a medical professional did not provide care consistent with the standard of care, then the medical professional is negligent. The standard of care depends on the circumstances of the case and other factors. Your attorney can help you build a case that establishes the defendant did not adhere to the standard of care given the circumstances of your case.

Causation

Causation means that the medical mistake caused or contributed to harm that the patient sustained. For example, if a doctor was negligent in not monitoring the child during labor, and the child suffered brain injuries due to oxygen deprivation as a result of the inadequate monitoring, then the doctor’s negligent monitoring caused the child’s injuries.

Damages

Your family must establish damages for your birth injury lawsuit. Damages may include economic losses, including lifetime cost of care, as well as noneconomic losses like pain and suffering. Speak with your lawyer about how much you may recover in a birth injury claim.

Who Can Be Liable in a Birth Injury Case

People think of doctors first as being the defendants when something goes wrong in a medical situation. Hospitals, birthing centers, nurses, midwives, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare professionals and facilities can get sued if their mistakes caused or contributed to a birth injury.

Working With a Lawyer to File Your Birth Injury Lawsuit

A lawyer can help you navigate the process of filing a birth injury lawsuit. These cases almost always involve medical malpractice liability insurance companies, and most people do not want to take on one of these huge corporations single-handedly.

We can connect you with a lawyer in your state. We have a group of lawyers to provide coverage across the country. Call 1-800-222-9529 today to find a birth injury lawyer who can help you.

The Birth Injury Lawyers Group Mission

Our mission is to get answers for families affected by birth injuries. At Birth Injury Lawyers Group, you’ll learn what it takes to help your child or loved one manage injuries caused at birth, by malpractice or medical errors, and seek the help, compensation, and life every child deserves. Our experts are here to help you and your family with all your birth injury medical and legal questions and concerns. We’ll inform you of your rights and answer all of your questions, ensuring that you feel comfortable with the process before we move forward. You can reach us toll-free at 1-800-222-9529.

How Do I Find a Birth Injury Lawyer?

If your child suffered a birth injury, you can call 1-800-222-9529 to find a birth injury lawyer in your state who can represent you and your family.

Any attorney who works on your case should, of course, be familiar with your state’s laws about birth injuries and medical malpractice. And your lawyer should have a track record of helping families get compensation for their birth injury damages.

The Birth Injury Lawyers Group connects you with a lawyer equipped to help you with your medical malpractice case. Get started by calling 1-800-222-9529.

Things to Look for in a Birth Injury Lawyer

Here are a few suggestions on how to find a birth injury lawyer who is right for your case:

Familiarity With Your State’s Birth Injury and Medical Malpractice Laws

Find a lawyer who handles birth injury and medical malpractice cases in your state. Laws pertaining to birth injury cases vary from state to state, so your attorney should be familiar with the laws as they pertain to your state and your case. And, of course, the lawyer must be licensed to practice in your state.

The Birth Injury Lawyers Group can connect you with the right lawyer to handle your case in the state in which your child’s injury occurred. Call 1-800-222-9529.

Lawyer’s Track Record

Ask the attorney about similar cases he or she has handled in the past. The lawyer probably cannot divulge details about the cases like the names of the parties involved, because settlement documents often contain confidentiality provisions that keep the specifics a secret. But attorneys can usually speak in general terms about verdicts won and settlements reached.

How a Birth Injury Lawyer Can Help with Your Claim

When your baby has a birth injury, you already have your hands full with providing the extra care that your child needs.

A birth injury lawyer can deal directly with insurance companies, medical providers, and defense lawyers on your behalf so that you can devote your attention to your family. Here are some of the ways a lawyer can help:

  • Avoid lowball settlement offers. People often find out later that they should have received much more money than they did.
  • Take over communications on your behalf. Your lawyer can respond to insurer requests and manage the claims process for you.
  • File your birth injury lawsuit. Your lawyer can also file your lawsuit and ensure you hit all the deadlines that apply to your family’s case.
  • Build your evidence-based case. Your attorney can secure expert testimony, retrieve medical records, and gather other documents to prove liability.
  • Fight for a fair settlement. Your birth injury attorney can also negotiate a settlement for your family’s losses and lifetime care costs.

Find a Birth Injury Lawyer in Your State

Each state has a deadline by which injuries parties must file medical malpractice lawsuits. If you miss the deadline, you will not be able to recover the compensation that your family needs and deserves. Do not delay.

We are a nationwide group of lawyers who handle birth injury lawsuits. Call 1-800-222-9529 today to connect with a birth injury lawyer in your state.