Having a baby in America is expensive, but it’s even more devastating when your child suffers from a birth injury. There are dozens of potential birth injuries that your child could suffer from. Doctors can’t prevent all of them, but many can if your medical team knows what they’re doing.
When doctors make an error and harm babies, families can sue them for malpractice. Find out if your case qualifies by contacting our Delaware birth injury attorneys. We can connect you with a local attorney with experience in your child’s injuries.
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How Birth Injury Attorneys Help Victims
When a child experiences a birth injury, families are saddled with huge medical debts and family burdens caring for the injury. Without care, a baby may die or become disabled. These injuries also cause unimaginable pain and suffering to the baby.
Our Delaware birth injury attorneys help families get answers about what happened to their newborns. Our job is to discover if medical malpractice was at the root of your baby’s injuries. If it was, then we help you get compensation to pay for their care through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Does malpractice cause all birth injuries? No. A doctor can sometimes do everything by the book and fail to prevent injury or death. Still, many babies are injured each year by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals that don’t follow the standards of care.
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What Are the Standards of Care?
Since medicine isn’t always perfect, doctors have leeway in lawsuits that accuse them of poor care, but there are still baselines of care. The medical profession has created standards of care that doctors must follow. If they don’t, they’re negligent.
When our lawyers speak with medical experts about your child’s birth injury, we want to see if your baby’s doctor broke the standards of care. If they did, and it caused your child’s injury, then you have a valid medical malpractice case.
Our case experience, past precedents, and consultation with medical experts will determine if your doctor broke the standards of care and harmed your baby. If they did, we will help you get every penny you’re owed from your doctor’s insurers.
What Types of Birth Injury Cases do We Take?
Your health insurance may cover the costs of caring for minor birth injuries that heal without leaving lasting damage. If it’s a major birth injury, the insurance compensation won’t last for long. That’s when you need a Delaware birth injury lawyer to help you.
Our lawyers have seen dozens of different birth injuries. Some of the most common ones we see involve conditions that need lifetime care, like cerebral palsy, birth asphyxia, brain bleeding, and more.
Some conditions, like broken bones or cephalohematoma, may have been caused by your doctor. Even though these are less expensive than other conditions, they’re often caused by negligence. The best way to find out if you have a case worthy of a lawsuit is to speak with our lawyers.
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How Expensive Are Your Services?
There is no cost for getting a consultation to find out if you have a case, nor is there an upfront cost to work with us. Our lawyers are only paid when you get compensation for your child’s birth injury, not before.
Your lawyer will take a reasonable percentage of the final award or settlement if you prevail. This amount will be explained to you during your consultation. Any lawyer worth your time can explain how you’d get more money by working with them than trying to sue on your own, so please ask questions about our fees.
If you lose your case, you owe your lawyer nothing. This is a reason lawyers have consultations. We must make sure you have a case and that your chances of winning are strong enough.
Will My Case Need to Go to Trial?
An average of 85,000 malpractice lawsuits are filed every year, but only about 7% go to trial. The rest are dropped or settled out of court. Therefore, the odds are that you will not need to go to trial for your birth injury lawsuit.
Our Delaware birth injury lawyers are prepared to take your case as far as it needs to go for you to win, including trial. Insurers who settle out of court know they will likely lose if they go to trial, so they seek to pay a fair amount that will prevent you from taking them to court.
If you’re unsure if your case qualifies for a lawsuit, don’t sit waiting for answers. Our attorneys can tell you if you have a case or not, but you must act as soon as possible after your child’s injury for the best chance at success.
Why Should I File As Soon As Possible?
You have a limited time to start your case before the statute of limitations removes your ability to sue. The deadline for injured babies in Delaware is their sixth birthday, which is longer than the usual two-year limit for malpractice cases.
However, the longer you wait, the harder it will be to get evidence for your case. Memories can change or get lost over time. Physical evidence can disappear. People involved in your care may retire or move. Starting as soon as possible gives us the best chance of capturing evidence before it’s gone.
Finally, if you start now, the sooner you can get compensation to pay for your child’s care. Early medical intervention increases positive outcomes for birth injuries. Your lawsuit could completely change your child’s quality of life for the better.
Hire a Delaware Birth Injury Attorney
No child should suffer the consequences of malpractice, but you can get justice by filing a malpractice suit. To get started, contact our Delaware birth injury attorneys by calling the number on your screen or emailing us through our contact form.
We will schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your options and explain how we can help you. Call today and get answers about what happened to your child and if they are owed compensation for what happened.