If your child’s birth asphyxia and related injuries were caused by medical negligence, your family might be able to recover compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the responsible party. This compensation may cover your child’s medical care and your lost wages. Non-economic damages like pain and suffering and disability may also be available in this type of case.
This process is not something you have to face alone. A Scottsdale birth asphyxia lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can serve as your representative and manage all of the legal work in your case. The first step is to call us at (800) 222-9529 for a free, no-obligation case review with a member of our client intake team.
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Damages in a Birth Asphyxia Medical Malpractice Case
A medical malpractice case could allow you to recover compensation for a wide range of damages that account for:
- The cost of treating your child’s injuries
- The way the injuries impact your and your child’s life
Generally speaking, these damages may include:
- Medical bills: You could seek all of the injury-related medical care your child needs now and in the future. This may include stays in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), surgeries, medications, and various forms of therapy.
- Lost wages: These may be necessary to recover if either parent must take time off work or leave their job entirely to care for their child due to their birth injuries.
- Disability: If your child faces permanent physical or mental limitations as a result of their birth injuries, your compensation may account for this.
- Pain and suffering: Compensation may also be available for any mentally or physically painful injuries your child must endure.
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How a Birth Asphyxia Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help You
A Scottsdale birth asphyxia lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can help you in a variety of ways. The services we offer include:
- Giving you information about applicable laws and helping you understand all of the legal aspects of your case
- Investigating the prenatal, delivery, and post-delivery care you received for signs of medical negligence
- Collecting evidence of malpractice from your medical records, witness statements, and the testimony of medical experts, if necessary
- Making a comprehensive estimate of the value of your damages
- Compiling all of the evidence in your case and submitting an insurance claim and/or medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf
- Speaking with all of the involved parties and their representatives for you
- Meeting with the medical provider’s insurance company after filing your claim to negotiate for a settlement
- Taking your case to trial if they do not make you a fair offer
While this process is going on, you will also have access to your lawyer and our firm for answers to your questions and updates on your case’s progress.
To discuss how a lawyer from our firm can meet your specific needs, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529. Your first consultation with a member of our team is free.
How Much Our Legal Services Cost
In order to provide legal services to medical malpractice victims regardless of their financial situation, the Birth Injury Lawyers Group works for a contingent fee.
This means that we take a percentage of our client’s settlement or court award for our attorney fees. If our clients do not win their case, we don’t charge them for representation.
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Medical Negligence in Birth Asphyxia Cases
Medical negligence occurs when a doctor, another medical care provider, or hospital does not meet the standards of the medical community in their care of a patient.
Because of the risks involved in many medical procedures, a bad medical outcome does not automatically equal medical negligence. However, if a patient was injured because a medical care provider failed to do something they were supposed to do—or did something they weren’t supposed to do—it may qualify as medical negligence.
Sometimes, medical negligence can factor into the cause of birth asphyxia. This may include cases where:
- Issues with the mother’s blood pressure or blood oxygen levels go undetected by medical staff during pregnancy.
- Umbilical cord obstructions complicate the delivery. The umbilical cord is what supplies the fetus with oxygen via blood from the mother’s placenta.
Other times, medical negligence can make a case of birth asphyxia worse if the doctors fail to recognize and treat it fast enough. The longer the child’s oxygen supply is cut off, the more damage their body may sustain. Any amount of medical negligence that injures a newborn may merit a medical malpractice claim.
The Deadline to Sue in Arizona
Arizona typically gives medical malpractice victims just two years to file their lawsuit, per Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) §12-542.
However, ARS §12-502 makes an exception when the victim is younger than 18. In these types of cases, the two-year time limit doesn’t start running until the victim turns 18.
Begin Your Work with an Attorney Today
A Scottsdale birth asphyxia lawyer from the Birth Injury Lawyers Group can guide you through every phase of your medical malpractice case. We believe that families whose children were hurt by medical negligence deserve justice. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group now at (800) 222-9529 for your free case review with our team.