Was your child injured because your doctors made a mistake during childbirth? Is your child now living with cerebral palsy or another form of brain damage? Did your child suffer nerve injuries, such as a brachial plexus injury? Birth injuries come in many shapes and sizes. They are unique to the individual, just as your child is unique. Our attorneys help families discover the truth about what happened during their child’s birth. Your child may have received substandard medical care.
Meet Our Dedicated Birth Injury Attorneys
Our experienced attorneys assist families in the pursuit of birth injury cases. We help children and parents who have been injured pursue financial compensation for their damages. Many birth injuries are not the result of medical malpractice, but some are. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional violates the standard of care, causing injury to befall the patient. We can help you understand these complex concepts and apply them to your child’s case.
We help children who have suffered from a wide variety of serious birth injuries, including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Bell’s palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Skull fractures
- Brain hemorrhage
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
- Misdiagnosis of preeclampsia
- Mistreatment of hydrocephalus
- Wrongful death
Birth injuries change lives forever. We understand the painful emotions you may be feeling. Shock, anger, grief, sadness – these are natural reactions to a terrible trauma. Justice is possible. If your child was injured at or around the time of birth, your family may be eligible to pursue financial compensation by filing a private civil lawsuit. Caring for a child with severe disabilities can be costly. The care for a child with cerebral palsy can easily rise into the millions of dollars, every year. If a medical professional’s negligence led to your child’s injuries, your family should not be forced to bear these costs alone.
What Is Medical Malpractice During Birth?
Medical negligence is a serious problem throughout the United States. Thankfully, doctors across the country are held to a high standard of care. Medical professionals are obligated to comply with the standards of their chosen profession, diagnosing patients with care, treating children and mothers according to best practices and communicating effectively with other members of the birth team. These standards save lives. But every day, doctors in the United States violate the standard of care, falling below the high level of quality we all should be able to expect.
In every state, medical malpractice cases follow a common formula. We can break this formula down into four steps:
- the defendant owed your child a duty of care (this is a given according to the doctor-patient relationship)
- the defendant violated the standard of care, committing an error or mistake that other doctors in the same position would not have committed
- this violation of the standard of care led to your child’s injuries (in some places, you’ll see this step expressed as a “but for” formulation, as in “but for the defendant’s violation, your child would not have suffered injuries”)
- your child suffered damages, forms of loss that can be compensated through financial compensation (generally, damages come in the form of reimbursement for medical expenses and loss of future earnings potential, along with compensation intended to compensate the victim for their pain and suffering)
Medical malpractice cases are among the most complex of all personal injury cases. To prosecute a medical malpractice case effectively, your attorneys must possess an in-depth knowledge of both local and state law, along with the relevant aspects of medical practice. In most cases, your attorneys will rely on the guidance of trusted medical experts, who can provide testimony on the relevant standard of care. In court cases, medical experts define the standard of care for the jury to understand, then elaborate on how the medical professional defendant violated that standard by providing sub-standard care. Your attorney is an essential part of the litigation team, explaining to jurors and the judge why the defendant should be held liable.
If We Don’t Win, You Pay Us Nothing
We believe that your child deserves justice. Please know that this was not your fault. You did nothing wrong. If your child suffered birth injuries due to medical malpractice, the blame lies with your doctors and the hospital. Our only goal is to see justice, to ensure that the rights of children and parents are protected. We work for you, and no one else. Our payment structure is designed to reflect this fact. Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you pay us nothing unless we secure compensation in your child’s case. If we don’t win, you pay us nothing. That’s our promise to you.
Your family may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more about your legal options, contact the experienced attorneys at BirthInjuryAdvocate.com today for a free, confidential consultation. You can find more information at no charge and no obligation. Just contact our attorneys now to learn more.