If medical negligence caused your child’s birth asphyxia or any related injuries, you have the legal right to sue the responsible provider in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The responsible provider might owe your family compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and the ways the injuries impact your child’s life.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group works with families in Gilbert, Arizona on a contingency-fee-basis. In this payment structure, we don’t charge you attorney’s fees unless you win your case and recover a payout. Nothing is due upfront.
To discuss our services and your case for free with a member of our client intake team, call us today at (800) 222-9529.
How a Birth Asphyxia Lawyer Can Help You
When you hire a Gilbert birth asphyxia lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group, we can manage all aspects of your case and provide you with the following services:
Acting as Your Representative
As your legal representative, your lawyer can communicate with all parties in your case for you. This means you won’t have to answer calls from insurance agents or respond to their requests via paperwork.
Getting Expert Testimony
Because of the technical nature of medical negligence, Arizona allows plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases to produce testimony from a qualified medical expert, per AZ Rev Stat (ARS) §12-2602. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group can take on this task for you.
Collecting Evidence to Evaluate Your Damages
Your attorney can help you determine what types of damages you may qualify for and how much they are worth. This includes calculating the value of future damages and non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
Filing Your Case and Fighting for Compensation
After building your case, your attorney will file your insurance claim or lawsuit. If the insurance company does not agree outright to our demands, we will enter settlement negotiations. If they do not make you a sufficient settlement offer, we will act on your lawsuit and proceed to trial.
The Types of Damages You May Be Able to Receive
In a medical malpractice case, the negligent provider who caused your child’s injury might owe your family compensation for:
- All medical bills required to treat your child’s injuries
- All medical expenses for ongoing care your child will need due to their birth-asphyxia-related injuries
- Lost wages for either parent that had to stop working to care for their child’s birth injuries
- Pain and suffering
Other damages not listed here may also be available in your case.
We Can Help You Determine Whether Medical Negligence Caused Your Child’s Injuries
Medical negligence occurs when a medical care provider:
- Fails to meet the accepted standard of care upheld by the medical community
- Injures their patient due to this failure
When it comes to birth asphyxia cases, medical negligence can be a factor if:
- Doctors failed to adequately screen or treat the pregnant mother for various birth asphyxia risk factors during pregnancy
- The delivery team allowed a dangerous birth to occur when a safer alternative, such as a C-section, was available
- The delivery team failed to recognize and treat a newborn’s birth asphyxia in a timely manner
When you work with the Birth Injury Lawyers Group, we will investigate the care you received to identify acts of medical negligence and build an evidence-based case that argues your right to compensation.
The Statute of Limitations for a Medical Malpractice Suit in Arizona
Arizona imposes a general two-year statute of limitations on medical malpractice lawsuits, per ARS §12-542.
However, in medical malpractice cases where the victim is under 18 years of age, ARS §12-502 allows for flexibility around the deadline. This means that families who are discovering their child’s birth asphyxia-related injuries years after birth may still have a right to sue.
Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group for a Free Case Review
To learn more about working with a Gilbert birth asphyxia lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group on your case, call us today at (800) 222-9529. A member of our client intake team will be happy to give you more information during your free case review.