Preventable mistakes happen all the time in hospitals, especially in the obstetrics department. A large portion of all malpractice cases happen in this specialty because there are so many things that can go wrong. When they do, families get saddled with extra bills and the demands of raising a disabled child.
If the mistake that harmed your child was a preventable one, there is hope. Our birth injury attorneys in Miami can help you fight for the rights of your child. Birth Injury Lawyers Group can find out if your case is eligible for a medical malpractice suit and, if so, help you get compensation for your child’s injuries.
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Why Should I Sue My Doctor?
There are two reasons you should sue if your baby received a preventable birth injury. First, you can get compensation to pay for your child’s care and deal with the many consequences of caring for a child with a birth injury.
You can receive compensation for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Your lawyer will help you calculate the value of your child’s case and build a case that will make malpractice insurers pay attention. And if they don’t, we’ll fight for your rights in court.
The second reason is that too many medical errors get swept under the rug. You can expose a medical professional that isn’t doing their job right and potentially save other families from what you’re facing.
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How Does a Birth Injury Lawyer Help Me With My Claim?
You don’t have time to juggle the medical needs of your child and your daily life challenges plus the hassle of trying to prove your birth injury claim. A birth injury attorney can handle the legal challenges of your case so you can focus on what matters most. A lawyer will:
- Keep the insurers off your back by handling all communication with the defendant(s)
- Help you evaluate settlement offers to see if they are fair and complete
- File the legal paperwork to start a lawsuit and keep your case moving forward
- Build the evidence you need to make a strong case, including getting expert testimony
- Fight to get you a fair settlement for your case.
Making a medical malpractice claim means going up against big insurers that hire lawyers to fight claims all the time. You need someone on your side who knows the rules. Hire a birth injury lawyer through Birth Injury Lawyers Group, and you’ll get an advocate who can fight on your behalf.
How Do I Win a Birth Injury Case?
Regardless of the birth injury, there are four legal elements that need to be proven to hold your medical provider accountable for your child’s birth injury. When we build a case for you, we will work to show:
- You had a medical relationship with whomever you’re suing, which means they had a duty of care to keep you and your child safe using established standards of care.
- Your medical professional broke the standards of care and created a circumstance where your child could get injured.
- An injury actually happened because of the breach of the standards of care.
- That injury caused economic and/or non-economic losses. These are called damages in legal terms. They include costs already incurred and future costs for your child’s care.
If we can prove all four, you have a valid claim and can get compensation. Your lawyer may need to sue multiple parties to get the full value of your case. In many birth injury situations, both the responsible medical professional and their employer can be held liable.
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Why Go With Birth Injury Lawyers Group?
Birth Injury Lawyers Group can connect you with a qualified birth injury lawyer in Miami that has experience in the kind of injury your child has faced. When you have a consultation with our lawyers, ask them about the similar cases they’ve faced.
Your lawyer should be able to tell you about the verdicts they’ve won and the kinds of settlements they reached. They may not be allowed to give specifics because of confidentiality agreements in settlements, but they should be able to explain their experience to you.
We also know what it takes to truly help a child and your family manage birth injuries. They are more expensive than you might imagine. Without the help of a birth injury lawyer, you could take an offer that’s far too low and run out of money while your child still needs help.
Is There an Average Value for Birth Injury Cases?
No, because every case and injury is unique. However, many birth injury claims settle for hundreds of thousands of dollars. If your case involves nerve or brain damage, you could be eligible for much more because the consequences are so dire.
Some factors that can affect the value of your case include:
- What are the injuries your child has suffered?
- Will they get worse in the future?
- How will they affect your child’s life?
- How expensive is it to treat the injury?
- How will caring for your child affect your life and your potential to earn income?
- How much pain and suffering will your child experience?
Avoid accepting any offer of a settlement from an insurance provider before speaking with a lawyer. It’s common for insurers to offer far less than what your case is truly worth. Remember, insurers are for-profit corporations. They want to pay as little as possible. Working with a birth injury lawyer that can build a strong case will force them to pay what you’re truly owed.
How Will I Pay for My Lawyer’s Services?
Birth injury lawyers work on contingency, so you will owe them for none of their legal services unless you win compensation for your case. This means anyone can get legal representation for a birth injury, regardless of their finances.
If this wasn’t the case, only the richest families could afford care for a birth injury plus lawyer fees. Contingency fees help make the system fair for everyone. Anyone’s child could be the victim of a birth injury, so anyone should get representation.
Should you prevail and get a settlement or a judgment, our fee will be a percentage of the final amount. When you speak with your attorney during a consultation, they will discuss what their percentage is. Any lawyer worth your time can prove that you’ll get more money with their help than you would on your own even after you pay the fee.
Work With a Birth Injury Lawyer in Miami, FL, Right Away
You have a small window of time to file a birth injury lawsuit before you reach an important legal deadline called the statute of limitations. As soon as you know your child received a birth injury, contact the Birth Injury Lawyers Group.
We will help you schedule a free consultation with a birth injury attorney in Miami who can explain your legal options. Call us at the number on your screen or send us an email to schedule your consultation. We will help you get answers for your child’s injury.