When your baby is diagnosed with a birth injury, in many cases, the clock starts ticking. Early intervention can often improve the quality of life of your child. The problem is affording that care without bankrupting your family.
Our Alabama birth injury attorneys lawyers can help. If there is reason to believe your doctor caused your child’s condition, you can sue and receive compensation. Here’s how we can get you the compensation your child deserves.
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How Does Medical Negligence Cause Birth Injuries?
Birth injuries like cerebral palsy can have many causes, and some of those are because of medical negligence. Infections during pregnancy and certain birth complications can also cause birth injuries. A lack of oxygen caused by a pinched or tangled umbilical cord is another cause.
To make a claim, we need proof that your doctors, the hospital, or another medical professional was negligent and caused your child’s injury. Our medical experts and legal expertise will study the facts and build a strong case.
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Proving Liability in Birth Injury Claims
For any medical malpractice case, you need to prove three things:
- That an injury happened
- That someone, whether a person or an institution, was negligent
- That their negligent actions caused the injury
Our role as birth injury lawyers is to prove all three. The defense will try to say that they weren’t negligent, or if they were that it didn’t cause the injury. They will have experts on their side to keep you from winning. We’re the ones that help you fight back.
The Costs of Raising a Child With a Birth Injury
A child with a birth injury often has more than just medical needs. The financial burden can be terrible on a family’s future. Therefore, the law allows you to sue for many expenses related to your child’s care. These include:
- The cost of medical bills now and in the future
- The cost of home and vehicle modifications
- Therapy expenses
- Medical device expenses
- Medical travel expenses
- Lost wages while caring for your child
It is crucial to know that there are no medical malpractice caps in Alabama. Depending on the facts of the case, you may be eligible to receive compensation for all these expenses.
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Do I Have a Deadline to Sue for Birth Injuries in Alabama?
Yes! As a parent, you must file a claim within two years of your child’s birth or six months after the diagnosis. If you wait beyond this limit, you will lose your chance for compensation. Even if you are uncertain about a lawsuit, we encourage you to reach out to a lawyer to get the facts.
Resources for Birth Injury Victims and Families
Even if you file a lawsuit, it may take months or even years to complete. It’s crucial to get support for your child and yourself in the meantime. One resource is the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. Another is the resource guide at United Cerebral Palsy.
Get Your Free Consultation With an Alabama Birth Injury Lawyer
A doctor’s negligence can mean a lifetime of pain and suffering for your child and your family. Don’t let them get away with it. Call us today for a free consultation with an experienced attorney from Birth Injury Lawyers Group in Alabama. Let us be your advocate during this tough time.