If your child’s birth was marred by medical incompetence that led to a birth injury, you may be eligible for monetary compensation. A Chandler birth asphyxia lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can pursue that compensation on your behalf. Call us at
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You Can Sue for Compensation to Help You Pay for Your Baby’s Medical Care
Malpractice victims may seek two main types of damages: economic and non-economic.
To qualify for economic damages, the birth injury must have caused your family some type of financial distress. This distress may come from:
- Medical expenses: Your child’s brain damage means they will need long-term care, such as medication, assistive devices, or physical therapy.
- Educational expenses: Your child will need specialized schooling or learning assistance.
- Loss of income: Either you or your partner took a leave of absence from work specifically to take care of your injured child.
- Loss of earning potential: Either you or your partner decided to give up your career and stay home with your injured child, and it impacts your ability to work in the future.
To qualify for non-economic damages, the birth injury must have caused your family physical and/or psychological suffering. This suffering may be the result of:
- Physical pain: Your child’s injury caused them noticeable physical distress.
- Emotional trauma: The lifelong consequences of the injury will negatively affect your child’s mental and emotional health.
- Disability: Your child has a physical disability, such as cerebral palsy, or a mental disability, such as a learning or mood disorder.
- Quality of life: The combined effects of the injury will make your child’s life more difficult. They may even need care for the rest of their life.
Every case is different, so it would be difficult to calculate an “average” amount of compensation that you can expect to recover. You can discuss your case with an attorney to make sure you are asking for the largest possible amount and that you have not forgotten any possible sources of compensation.
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How an Attorney Can Help You Recover Damages for Your Child’s Injury
Deciding whether you should file a lawsuit is often difficult. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group can make that decision a little easier by evaluating your case free of charge. If you do have a case, we can provide you with a lawyer to:
- Discuss your options so that you understand what is happening and have the opportunity to ask questions
- Investigate the injury so that you have as much evidence as possible to prove the malpractice happened and irrevocably injured your child
- Manage your communications so that you do not have to interact directly with the liable party or anyone representing them
- Negotiate a settlement so that you can get the compensation that meets your needs without having to go to court
- Provide legal advice so that you always have the information and support you need to make the best choices for your family
- Arrange a trial if you are dissatisfied with the pretrial settlement offer and would prefer to keep fighting
Birth Asphyxia Can Cause Lifelong Disabilities that Require Long-Term Care
Whether your child suffered total or partial asphyxia, as well as if the lack of oxygen was treated quickly or not, will determine the consequences your child may suffer. Generally, the longer your child went without oxygen, the more serious and irreversible the damage will be.
Sometimes, birth injuries cannot be prevented, even if your health care provider did everything possible. In other cases, however, there are health care providers who do not live up to their responsibilities.
They may fail to notice your child’s distress or administer proper treatment in time. This could constitute medical malpractice. If you can prove malpractice occurred in your case, you may be able to collect damages.
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The Statute of Limitations
Seeking damages after a birth injury is one way to help you pay for your child’s ongoing medical care and other injury-related expenses. However, if you want to pursue this option, you must do so promptly.
Arizona Revised Statutes § 12-542 gives medical malpractice victims only two years to file their lawsuits with the civil court. Further information on damages is provided below.
Call a Lawyer Today for Help
If you live in Chandler, Arizona, and are looking for legal help, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group. With our firm on your side, you can spend more time with your child while an attorney with our firm can take care of your legal matters. Contact our office at