A common birth injury is brain damage, and if you believe that your newborn suffered this injury due to the negligence of your care team, a Phoenix brain damage birth injury lawyer may be able to help.
Your doctor and care team are supposed to take the best possible care of you at all points of your pregnancy, up to and including delivery. If you think that they did not rise to this standard and made mistakes, it is time to call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529. A free consultation can teach you more about your legal options.
Pursuing Compensation Against a Doctor or Hospital
If you decide to pursue damages in a birth injury case, fair compensation is calculated with a few different criteria in mind. And in accordance with AZ Revised Statutes (ARS) Article 18 §31, no state law can limit the damages you recover from a personal injury or wrongful death suit. As a result, your awards could help cover:
Even with insurance, medical bills can begin to pile up after a birth injury. Brain damage to a newborn could result in a longer hospital stay for mother and child. There may be more follow-up appointments and a need for additional treatments for immediate symptoms of brain damage and related medical issues. A newborn might even need surgery to stop bleeding in the skull or brain. Your compensation can help you pay for these mounting medical bills.
Future Care Costs
Unfortunately, brain damage can also result in lasting health problems. A child who suffered from such a birth injury could end up needing more care. They may need prescription medication and other treatments. They may need physical therapy, which can help them regain motor control and perform simple or complex tasks that we take for granted.
These extra costs can be unexpected and quite taxing for nearly any family, which is why the damages you recover from a successful suit can also help you pay for the cost of continued care for your child if they have later health problems stemming from their birth injury.
Pain and Suffering
A birth injury can cause stress and anguish for the entire family. While the monetary amount is not easily accessed like the numbers on your medical bills, this pain and suffering can also be considered when you pursue damages.
Brain damage is often caused by a lack of oxygen, which means that a birth injury can result in the death of the newborn in some cases. If you have experienced a terrible event like this, you may be able to pursue wrongful death damages and a settlement that takes your family’s pain into account.
Arizona’s Statute of Limitations
If your newborn has suffered an injury, you do not have unlimited time to begin pursuing your case. ARS §12-542 gives you just two years to pursue a personal injury case, and that includes cases involving medical malpractice and birth injuries like brain damage.
How a Lawyer Can Assist You
Your lawyer will advocate on your behalf and fight for the best possible legal outcome for your family. They will:
- Quickly file your case before the statute of limitations runs out
- Identify the liable parties
- Gather all evidence needed to make your case
- Figure out fair compensation
- Interview witnesses and medical experts
- Handle all communications
- Make your case in court if need be
Your Phoenix brain damage birth injury lawyer will do these things for you and much more.
Call for Your Free Consultation
You do not have to go through the legal system and pursue damages on your own. Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group today at (800) 222-9529 for your free case review to learn more about how a Phoenix brain damage birth injury lawyer can be of assistance. You do not pay a dime unless you receive compensation.