The costs of a birth injury can financially harm even the most well-to-do family. Paying for severe birth injuries like cerebral palsy or brain damage is more expensive than you know. That’s why searching every available way to get compensation is important. Our Mobile birth injury attorneys can help you.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group is dedicated to helping families get answers about their child’s birth injuries. If medical malpractice caused the injury, you deserve compensation, and we will help you get it through a lawsuit. Don’t file for bankruptcy or make rash decisions about your child’s care before you speak with us.
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What Kinds of Cases Do You Represent?
Birth injuries are a subset of medical malpractice cases. We represent newborns and their mothers who were injured by medical negligence or deliberate harm by a medical professional. If you believe medical malpractice caused your baby’s injuries, get answers by calling our offices.
Most of the time, parents come to us when their child’s injuries are so bad that health insurance cannot cover all of the costs of treatment. They also come to us if they suspect that someone on their medical team made an error.
Most of our client’s children have birth injuries that need treatment for years or even the rest of their lives. Conditions like cerebral palsy or brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen or blood could cost over a million dollars to treat. You shouldn’t have to pay it if someone else’s neglect caused it.
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Leading Causes of Medical Malpractice
OB/GYNs are among the top specialties in malpractice lawsuits, but why do patients sue? According to Medscape, the top five causes for a medical malpractice lawsuit are:
- Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
- Complications from treatment or surgery
- Poor outcomes or disease progression
- Failure to treat or delayed treatment
- Wrongful death
What a doctor doesn’t do for your baby’s health is just as important as what they do. Medical malpractice isn’t limited to obvious medical mistakes. It can take an expert’s help to determine if your child’s injury could have been prevented. We’re the experts to turn to for help.
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How Do I Win a Malpractice Lawsuit?
Four elements of malpractice are necessary to prove you have a case. Our primary task as your birth injury lawyer is to prove these four elements. They are:
- Was there a medical relationship between your baby and the defendant (whoever you’re suing)?
- Did the defendant violate the standards of care to the level of negligence?
- Did that violation cause an injury?
- How were you and your family injured, whether physically, emotionally, or financially?
Doctors have a lot of leeway about how they practice medicine because it’s so uncertain. The most experienced doctors on earth cannot prevent all injuries or fatalities. But there are medical standards within each specialty that guide doctors on how to treat patients.
When we look through the evidence, we search for violations of these standards. They’re proof that someone acted beyond the bounds of reasonableness. Between past cases and the testimony of medical experts, we can find out the truth.
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How Much Could I Win for My Family?
Calculating compensation for birth injuries is complicated. It’s not a table where you get a certain amount for a certain injury. We can estimate based on previous similar cases, but each case is unique. We cannot know how much you can win until we examine the evidence.
That said, the compensation for serious birth injuries often reaches six- and seven-figure ranges. Serious birth injuries require much more care than families think, and it’s hard to estimate how much you’ll need in the future for care.
Insurers would love to pay you as little as possible and may try to push a lowball offer onto you once they hear about your child’s injury. Therefore, do not accept any offer from an insurer until you’ve spoken with one of our birth injury attorneys. Without a lawyer, you’re almost certainly getting less than you should receive.
How Much are Your Services?
Lawyers have a reputation for being expensive, but our Mobile birth injury attorneys work differently than a lawyer on an hourly rate. All of our birth injury lawyers work on a contingency fee system. We do not get a fee unless we help you win your case.
This system has many advantages for victims. First, anyone can work with a lawyer regardless of financial circumstances. Second, if you win, we can only take money from the settlement. Finally, it motivates lawyers to get the most money possible. The more you win, the more we get paid.
The fee is a percentage of the final settlement. Each lawyer will charge a different percentage based on the circumstances and complexity of your case, so we encourage you to ask your lawyer about their fee system during your consultation and ask them to justify that amount.
Is There a Deadline for Suing?
Some birth injuries don’t appear until after a child develops. For instance, a brain bleed might not affect a child physically but create emotional and behavioral problems that won’t appear until they talk and walk.
There is a deadline to start a lawsuit, but because you’re suing on behalf of a newborn, it is not the standard two-year limitation set by Alabama law. All children injured below the age of four can have a lawsuit filed on their behalf until their eighth birthday.
However, you shouldn’t wait to speak with a Mobile birth injury lawyer if you suspect your child has suffered an injury. The sooner you act, the easier it is to preserve evidence for your claim.
Hire a Birth Injury Attorney in Mobile, AL, Today
Your baby may need years of medical care after a serious birth injury. You shouldn’t have to pay for their care if someone else’s negligence caused your child’s injury. Find out what you can do to pay for their care by contacting the Birth Injury Lawyers Group.
You can get a free consultation with a local birth injury lawyer by calling or emailing us. All consultations are without obligation, and you will owe us nothing unless we help you win compensation. The sooner you act, the sooner you could get paid, so call now.
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