How long it takes to settle a newborn brain hemorrhage case will vary for each individual lawsuit. There is no way to say for sure how long it could take to settle your case, whether your case involves an insurance claim, lawsuit, or both.
A lawyer from our firm may be able to provide a timeframe for completing your case once they have gathered sufficient evidence and details.
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Times Frames for Settling Newborn Brain Hemorrhage Cases Vary
When you and your lawyer begin the process of a medical malpractice lawsuit, you may have little idea of how long the process will take. However, as the legal process develops, your lawyer will get a better sense of how long it will take to settle your newborn brain hemorrhage case.
Some of the factors that can affect how long your case takes to settle are:
- How long it takes to collect documentation and evidence
- Whether representatives for defendants in your case negotiate in good faith
- Whether your lawyer can successfully negotiate a settlement
- Whether your lawsuit goes to court
There are other factors could determine the duration of your case. Your lawyer or their team will explain what will determine the time that it may take to resolve your lawsuit.
Your Lawyer Will Work to Secure a Settlement
A settlement is often the faster means of completing a lawsuit than a trial. Your lawyer will therefore work to secure a settlement. The American Bar Association (ABA) explains that it is more likely for your lawsuit to conclude with a settlement rather than going to court.
Steps that your lawyer can take to fight for the settlement that you may deserve are:
- Gathering all evidence that shows you and your child are victims of malpractice.
- Collecting and organizing witness testimony that supports your case for medical malpractice.
- Providing a clear explanation of how they calculated your losses.
Your lawyer will cite specific actions and failures that qualify as malpractice. They will make the case that those who committed harmful acts or failed to protect you and your child were negligent.
They will make this negligence case successfully if:
- They can show that an at-fault medical professional had a doctor-patient relationship with you.
- They can prove that any at-fault individuals or institutions violated their duty of care to you and your child.
- They can establish a link between the defendants’ breach of duty of care and your child’s birth injury.
Once your lawyer completes these steps, they will provide documentation of the harm resulting from the defendants’ breach of duty of care. These steps may result in you and your child obtaining coverage for your losses.
Your Lawyer’s Settlement Will Be Based on Your Damages
Documenting your damages will be a critical aspect of your case. Newborns who suffer a hemorrhage can experience losses that are both short-term and long-term in nature.
Your child’s losses can include:
- Conditions like cerebral palsy, which The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology lists as a potential result of an intracranial hemorrhage
- The loss of specific physical and cognitive capabilities
- The loss of opportunities that may not be afforded to someone with their specific symptoms
- The pain of a brain hemorrhage
As a parent, you can also experience significant losses due to your child’s birth injuries. Those losses might include:
- The trauma of going through a difficult delivery, which the Journal of Caring Sciences explains can have psychological consequences
- The cost of emergency treatment for your newborn’s brain hemorrhage
- The cost of ongoing treatment for the symptoms of your child’s injury
- The cost of a long-term caregiver
- Loss of income resulting from your need to care for your child
If your child passed away because of their hemorrhage, then you may be entitled to compensation for related losses.
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Working with a Lawyer to File Your Baby’s Brain Hemorrhage Case
You are permitted to handle a lawsuit on your own. However, doing so can be difficult for you in the wake of your child’s injury and any trauma that you have suffered. By hiring a lawyer from our firm, you may be able to recover compensation without taking your attention away from:
- Tending to your child’s health
- Processing the loss of your child
- Working on your emotional wellbeing
- Responsibilities in your personal and professional life
Your lawyer will have experience with medical malpractice cases. Their legal knowledge and experience will be useful for your case.
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A lawyer from our firm will work to secure a settlement for you and your child. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your medical costs, pain and suffering, and future losses caused by your newborn’s brain hemorrhage.
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