A child born with conditions like cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brain injuries, and similar serious conditions can be an enormous burden on a new family. Sometimes, these injuries are unavoidable, but someone’s negligence could also have caused them.
The Birth Injury Lawyers Group helps families get answers about birth injuries. If we discover your doctors harmed your baby, we can help you get compensation to pay for your child’s care. Speak with our birth injury attorneys in Tuscaloosa with one phone call.
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Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice
Proving medical malpractice after a birth injury can be difficult. Doctors are cut a lot of slack about what they do to heal people because medicine is not always perfect. However, there are standards of care that cannot be breached.
When you work with a birth injury attorney, our mission is to discover if your doctor or another medical professional breached the standards and caused your child’s birth injury. If they did, you can sue them for medical malpractice.
These cases are challenging to win, which is why you need a Tuscaloosa birth injury attorney on your side. We have access to the knowledge, skills, and experts necessary to prove malpractice, win your case, and get you cash compensation to help your child.
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Types of Compensation
There are many reasons you could get compensation after a birth injury. These reasons are called damages. Once we prove that malpractice happened, the next step is calculating all the damages you’re owed. This could be much more than you think.
First, there are economic damages like your child’s medical bills and time lost from work. There are also non-economic damages like pain and suffering, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. These values require negotiation, and we will fight aggressively to get you the most possible.
In cases of extreme medical misconduct, a court may also award punitive damages. This is like a fine given to a defendant as a punishment. If your case needs to go to trial to get full justice, we will work to convince the court you’re owed these as well.
How Much Could I Get in Compensation?
Every case is unique, but in our experience, many birth injury cases get settled for high sums. The exact amount depends on many factors that we won’t know unless we take your case and investigate what happened. Some of these include:
- The type of injury and how bad it is
- How expensive the injury will be to treat
- How painful the injury is, now and in the future
- How much the injury will affect your day-to-day life
Once we can show that malpractice happened, our lawyers will tally up how much you’re owed. Most birth injury cases are worth much more than you think because of the costs of long-term care while your child grows up.
By consulting with medical and economic experts and prior cases, we can determine how much your case should get to achieve justice. After that, we will fight hard against the malpractice insurance companies’ claims to pay you less.
Does Alabama Limit Malpractice Damages?
Alabama has no cap on the amount of money you can get from a birth injury case. This means we are free to pursue the full value of your case. We still have to justify how much we’re asking for, but the state cannot limit how much you can get.
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What Kinds of Birth Injury Cases Do You Take?
There are dozens of conditions that could qualify as a birth injury. Some are relatively minor, heal completely, and would be covered by your health insurance. These kinds of cases don’t usually need the help of a Tuscaloosa birth injury lawyer.
However, for more serious birth injuries that need ongoing care, the cost of care can be too much for a family to handle. That’s when you need a birth injury lawyer to investigate whether malpractice caused the injury and to help you fight for compensation if it did.
There are many birth injury types that our lawyers have seen, but common birth injuries we see include cerebral palsy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, brain bleeding, and any other condition that damages the brain or the nerves of a baby.
How are Birth Injury Lawyers Paid?
A birth injury can strike any family, and all children who were harmed by someone else deserve to have someone fighting on their behalf. The ability to pay should not interfere with justice, which is why birth injury attorneys work on contingency.
What this means is that you will owe us nothing for our services unless we are successful in your claim. We can only get paid from the money you win. If you lose your case, you will owe us nothing at all.
The amount we take depends on the complexity of your case, but it is a percentage of the total winnings. When you come to us for a consultation, your lawyer will explain their fee structure to you, so there will be no surprises about what you’ll have to pay after they’re successful.
Get Answers About Your Child’s Birth Injury Case
If your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury, speak with the Birth Injury Lawyers Group. Our Tuscaloosa birth injury lawyers will help you get answers about what happened to your child and how you can get compensation to pay for their care.
Call for a free consultation by dialing the number on your screen, or use our online form to send us an email. We will connect you with a qualified birth injury lawyer who can assist you. You have a limited time to start your claim, so call now for your free consultation.