Some cases of birth asphyxia are caused or made worse by medical negligence. When this happens, the victim’s family can file a medical malpractice lawsuit and could recover compensation for damages like:
- Medical bills
- Future medical costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group provides legal services to families in Tempe, Arizona, whose children were harmed by medical negligence. For a free consultation with a representative of our firm, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529. Even if you are unsure whether the events surrounding your child’s injuries qualify you to sue, we invite you to call and get answers.
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Compensation Available in a Birth Asphyxia Case
The compensation you could recover in a birth asphyxia case will depend on your baby’s injuries and how those injuries impact their life.
These damages may include:
- Medical expenses: For emergency treatment, hospital stays, surgery, rehabilitation, medication, and all other medical costs required to treat your baby’s injuries.
- Future medical expenses: If your child still requires treatment for their injuries when you file your lawsuit, your family can request future costs of medical treatment as well.
- Loss of income: If you or your spouse must miss work or leave your job entirely to care for your child’s injuries.
- Disability: If your child’s injuries will permanently limit their mental or physical abilities.
- Pain and suffering: If your child’s injuries cause them severe discomfort or pain.
There could be other types of damages that you can claim in your medical malpractice case.
Evidence We Can Use in Your Case
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group will help you identify your damages and prove their value when we represent you. To do this, we may use evidence such as:
- Your medical records and bills
- Receipts for any out-of-pocket expenses
- Employment documentation
- Statements from medical and economic experts about your child’s injuries and their future impact on your child’s life
Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group right now at (800) 222-9529 to discuss your damages and legal options during a free consultation with our client intake team.
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How a Birth Asphyxia Lawyer Can Support You
When you hire the Birth Injury Lawyers Group, we will assign a Tempe birth asphyxia lawyer to your case. You will always have control over your case and important decisions regarding its outcome during our representation.
You can expect the following services when working with our firm.
Your lawyer will help you understand Arizona’s medical malpractice laws and your rights at every stage of your case. They will also detail your options and give you legal advice. Our firm will always be accessible to answer your questions and give you updates as your case progresses.
As your representative, your lawyer can speak on your behalf with the medical providers involved in your case and their insurance agents or lawyers.
Your lawyer will set out to build an evidence-based case that proves:
- How medical malpractice caused your child’s injuries.
- The extent and value of your damages.
Per AZ Rev Stat (ARS) §12-2602, medical malpractice cases in Arizona typically require third-party medical expert testimony about how the care the victim received fell below the professional standard. We can obtain such testimony for you.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group will take care of all the paperwork in your case. This service includes filing both your insurance claim and medical malpractice lawsuit.
We will also help you review documents and understand the full extent of any paperwork you need to sign.
Negotiations and Trial Management
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group will work hard to convince the responsible party’s insurance company to settle your case for a fair amount. If they refuse to do so, we can take your case to trial and present our evidence to a judge or jury instead.
Note that we will present any settlement offers we receive during negotiations directly to you. You retain the right to accept or reject them.
Contingency Fee Representation
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group works for a contingency fee, which is a predetermined percentage of your settlement or court award. If we cannot help you win your case, you won’t owe us attorney’s fees.
The Deadline to Sue for Medical Malpractice in Arizona
While the general deadline for medical malpractice lawsuits in Arizona is just two years, per ARS §12-542, families in birth injury cases may have more time to sue. Per ARS §12-502, victims under age 18 have until their 20th birthday to submit a medical malpractice lawsuit. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group can confirm the specific deadlines that apply to your case during your initial consultation call with our firm.
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Let the Birth Injury Lawyers Group Handle Your Case
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group aims to make the legal process as simple as possible for our clients. When you hire one of our Tempe birth asphyxia lawyers, you can focus on your family while we handle your casework. We invite all prospective clients to call our firm at (800) 222-9529 for a free case review.