A lawyer can help with an umbilical cord birth injury claim by handling all aspects of the case on your behalf, which will allow you to fully focus on your child’s medical needs and care throughout the process. Your attorney will protect your rights, navigate the birth injury claims process, and fight for your family’s best interests.
Your birth injury lawyer and their legal team will not ask for you to pay for their services upfront. Instead, they will use their resources to build your case and file your legal claim, only receiving attorney’s fees from the compensation they recover for your family. This is known as a “contingency fee.”
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Your Birth Injury Lawyer Will Protect Your Right to Pursue Compensation
The burden to prove that a highly trained professional acted negligently is on the victim’s family in birth injury malpractice cases. These cases can be notoriously difficult to prove, and the insurance company and others involved are not afraid to take anything you say out of context to hurt your case. It is easy to say the wrong thing.
To protect your right to pursue fair compensation and to ease the stress on you and your family, your lawyer from our firm will handle all communication related to the case. They will interact on your behalf with:
- The accused hospital or doctor
- Their legal team
- Their medical malpractice insurance provider
We will also determine the applicable deadlines in your case, establishing a timeline to follow to ensure you do not lose the right to file a malpractice lawsuit against the liable party or parties.
The time limits for beginning a civil suit vary from case to case, and many states also have rules to extend the deadline for young victims.
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Enlisting Support from Experts to Prove Medical Negligence
A lawyer from our firm can help with an umbilical cord birth injury claim by calling in medical experts to prove negligence occurred and that your child was a victim of medical malpractice. Medical experts play significant roles in most birth injury cases and other types of medical malpractice claims. In fact, most states require their input at some point in the claims process.
Your attorney will have a network of doctors they work with regularly, along with the ability to use this network to identify other specialists and experts necessary for your case.
Once signed on to review your child’s case, the medical expert will review the medical records and related documents your lawyer obtained to determine:
- The acceptable standard of care
- If the doctor or another medical professional deviated from that standard
- The cause of your child’s birth injuries
- Your child’s prognosis and other details about their injuries
Your lawyer may also enlist the help of economists and other experts to document your child’s treatment plan and the cost of their future treatment and long-term care.
Establishing a Settlement Value for Your Birth Injury Case
Calculating the value of your case is essential before you begin settlement negotiations. Without knowing how much a fair and just settlement might be worth, you run the risk of agreeing to a payout that does not adequately compensate your family for your child’s needs.
Your lawyer will use medical bills, receipts, and expert testimony, as well as their experience with similar cases, to establish a fair settlement range for your case. This range will include your current and future losses, both economic expenses and non-economic damages.
A birth injury lawyer from our firm will also be aware of any damage caps that could apply in your state. Almost half of all states limit the non-economic damages in medical malpractice claims, and several others limit the total recovery for a malpractice victim.
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We Will Navigate the Birth Injury Claims Process on Your Behalf
An attorney from our firm will prepare your case and file your legal claim as required by your state’s medical malpractice laws. This usually includes notifying the liable parties of the allegations and presenting the compensation claim.
The legal team or insurance company representing the doctor or hospital will then investigate what happened. They will respond with either a denial or a settlement offer.
This prompts settlement negotiations, which will include an attorney from our firm representing your best interests and fighting for a just payout for your family.
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The Birth Injury Lawyers Group provides complimentary consultations to families of birth injury victims. If your child has an umbilical birth injury diagnosis, reach out to our legal team today to discuss your legal rights based on the facts of your child’s case by calling (800) 222-9529.