With the intervention of modern medicine, we tend to disregard the natural dangers associated with giving birth – both to the mother and to the child. Unfortunately, birth injuries can still happen, but they’re often preventable. When these injuries happen because of medical negligence, you can get compensation to pay for your child’s medical needs.
We have birth injury attorneys in the District of Columbia ready to help you get answers and justice for your child. The Birth Injury Lawyers Group connects families with experienced birth injury lawyers to learn their legal options and pursue compensation.
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Getting Answers for Your Child’s Injuries
We understand if you’re feeling confused and angry about what happened to your child. Was there something that could have prevented your child’s birth injury? Sometimes the answer is yes, and it’s something your medical providers should have caught.
It’s hard for you to know whether a doctor did everything they could. Their insurers will try to insist they did to deny or minimize your claim. It’s hard to get the real answers for what happened without the help of a birth injury attorney.
When medical professionals act outside of the standards of care, people can get hurt or even die. You can hold them accountable and get compensation for your child’s injuries by working with a District of Columbia birth injury attorney through the Birth Injury Lawyers Group.
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How Will You Help Me Win My Case?
Our birth injury attorneys are experienced in understanding birth injury cases and discovering their causes. If the cause is medical malpractice, we will fight on your behalf to get your child justice for what your medical team did to your child. Our lawyers will:
- Investigate if your case qualifies for a malpractice claim
- Speak with medical experts and gather documents to discover what happened and what should have happened.
- Calculate the full value of your case, which may be higher than you think
- Handle all communication with the insurance companies and the defendant so you can focus on caring for your baby.
- Build a strong case and negotiate aggressively with the insurers to get you a fair settlement as soon as possible.
- If the insurance companies don’t listen to your needs, we will take them to court and strive to persuade a judge and jury that you deserve compensation.
The challenges of caring for a child with birth injuries can exhaust your resources and your energy. Trying to get compensation from your doctors on top of that is almost impossible on your own. But you don’t have to do it alone. You can work with the Birth Injury Lawyers Group to find an attorney in Washington, D.C., with birth injury case experience.
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Types of Cases We Take
There are dozens of different birth injuries that medical malpractice could cause, but there are some common ones that can be more likely to trigger compensation. These cases include things like:
Shoulder dystocia is a medical emergency. It happens when a baby’s shoulders get stuck in the mother’s pelvis during birth. This can cause many birth complications, including collarbone fractures, nerve damage, birth asphyxia, etc.
Brain damage can happen if a baby doesn’t get enough oxygen or blood to the brain during or after birth. Premature birth or a pinched umbilical cord can cause brain damage and external trauma. Brain damage causes developmental delays and neurological problems.
Erb’s palsy is a type of nerve damage to the brachial plexus, which controls the arms. If your child can’t move their arms and their hands are twisted inwards, they may have this condition. Difficult births and improper use of forceps can stretch or tear the nerves and create this condition.
Any cause that damages your child’s brain can create cerebral palsy, which creates movement and posture problems. Sometimes it causes incredible pain. Oxygen deprivation, external trauma, and premature birth are all potential causes of cerebral palsy.
Treating these and other birth injuries can be expensive, but you could be owed significant compensation for your child’s injuries. Parents often underestimate how much it will cost to care for a child with birth injuries through their entire childhood, but we know the costs and will help you get the compensation you deserve.
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How is Negligence Determined in a Birth Injury Claim?
Your birth injury attorney must prove liability for your baby’s injuries in order to get you compensation. They have to prove four elements of negligence. These are:
- Was there a medical relationship between you and whoever you’re suing? This is proven via medical bills and records.
- Was there negligence? Medical professionals follow standards of care set by the medical industry. If your care did not meet those standards and hurt your baby, they may be liable.
- Did negligence cause your baby’s injuries? We have to show that the negligent actions caused your baby’s injuries directly or indirectly.
- Did you or your baby suffer damages? Finally, we have to prove how you and your baby were harmed, whether financially or non-financially.
There may be several parties that could be sued in your case. For instance, you could sue your doctor and the hospital they work for. This makes it more likely to receive the full value of your case.
Our District of Columbia birth injury attorneys will work to prove these four elements of negligence and explain your legal options. Not all birth injuries are caused by negligence, but we can help you with your claim if they were.
Contact Our D.C. Birth Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation
Don’t face the costs of caring for a child suffering from a birth injury without seeing if you can get compensation for it. If you live in Washington, D.C., contact the Birth Injury Lawyers Group for a free consultation. We will connect you with an experienced birth injury lawyer to help you with your claim.
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