The birth of your child should be one of the happiest days of your life, but if birth complications happen, they can cause undue stress and lingering medical issues for your infant. A brain hemorrhage is one such complication. If you believe negligence on the part of your care team led to this medical issue, you may have legal options.
A lawyer from our Gilbert office can help you pursue the compensation you and your family deserve. If you believe that medical negligence or malpractice played a part in your infant’s injuries, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 for your free consultation.
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Negligence Involves Failing to Provide the Right Treatments and Screenings
An infant born with a brain hemorrhage must be carefully monitored and could be admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. There is no direct treatment for this type of bleeding. Instead, the primary concerns of your care team are keeping the infant stable and treating any symptoms that arise.
A care team that does not take the proper precautions with a mother who is likely to deliver early or one who does take the infant in for the needed screenings is putting the life of the child at risk. If you believe your care team was negligent when screening for or treating your child’s brain hemorrhage, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 for a free consultation. We can offer legal guidance as you consider your next steps.
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Pursuing Damages in Arizona
If you do decide to sue and pursue damages, there are some things that you should know about local laws and damages in general.
The Statute of Limitations
You do not have unlimited time to begin pursuing a case like this. Arizona Revised Statutes §12-542 generally gives plaintiffs of personal injury cases just two years to file, although this deadline may be extended when the victim is under 18 years of age. If you do not begin the legal process on time, you likely will miss out on your chance to seek the compensation that you deserve.
Types of Damages
You can seek out multiple types of damages when you file a birth injury suit, and now state law can limit the amount recovered by plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death suits. Commonly awarded damages include:
Medical damages. A birth injury can mean more immediate medical bills for both mother and child. A birth injury like a brain hemorrhage, which could have lasting effects, can also result in future medical costs. No one should face a huge financial burden because of their care team’s negligence, so your compensation can be used to cover these medical bills.
Pain and suffering. Dealing with a birth injury can cause pain and suffering for all family members involved. Your anguish should be considered when fair compensation is calculated.
Wrongful death. In the case of the worst possible outcome, surviving parents in Arizona can pursue wrongful death damages.
How a Lawyer Can Help You Get Justice for Medical Malpractice
An attorney can act as your advocate and handle most aspects of your case for you. Instead of dealing with even more stress by going it alone, let your birth injury lawyer:
- File your case before the statute of limitations expires
- Calculate fair compensation
- Identify liable parties
- Gather evidence, including testimony from medical experts
- Handle all communications for you
- Make your case for you in court if needed
Your lawyer cannot guarantee a certain settlement or result, but they will do their best to fight for the best possible legal outcome for you and your family.
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Call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group Today
If your newborn suffered from a brain hemorrhage, and you believe your care team’s negligence played a role, call the Birth Injury Lawyers Group at (800) 222-9529 for your free consultation today. It is time to learn more about what a lawyer can do to assist you and your family.