Birth Injury Lawyer

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Birth injuries, or injuries that occur to the child during or right after birth, can be devastating to a family. There are many ways a newborn may be injured during birth, some of the injuries resulting in severe conditions that cannot be reversed. Many times, these injuries could have been avoided, and may be the result of medical malpractice by the doctor or other medical staff assisting with the labor. Because of the intense emotions that parents struggle with, seeking the help of a birth injury lawyer is often the last thing on their minds. However, this help is important in order to recover damages and compensation needed to care for the disabled child throughout his or her life.

In order for a doctor to be held liable for a child's injury, the birth injury lawyer must first prove that the child was the doctor's responsibility. This is called having a duty to the child. In other words, the doctor had to be responsible for the delivery of the child. If a child is dropped after delivery by a nurse, the doctor is not liable. However, if the child is injured while the doctor is attending the birth, and the doctor could have prevented the injury, then the doctor is held liable. The other part of the birth injury lawyer's responsibility is to prove that the doctor in some way failed to provide the care necessary for the child to be healthy. If this failure results in the injury to the child, the birth injury lawyer has a good case against the doctor.

If your child has a birth injury, it is critical that you seek out a birth injury lawyer as quickly as possible. Many states have laws that limit how long you have after your child is born that you can seek a birth injury lawsuit. If you wait too long, you are unable to file the lawsuit and get the money your child and family needs and deserves. Birth injury lawyers are personal injury attorneys experienced at building lawsuits and recovering settlements for infants and their families who are the victims of medical malpractice.

There are many benefits to using a birth injury lawyer. You will be able to focus your energy on caring for your child, rather than chasing down hospitals and doctors to try to gain compensation for your losses. With the help of a birth injury lawyer, you can receive the money needed for the therapy, treatment, and other medical care your child needs. Also, your child can have money set aside for future expenses due to their injuries, including lost working wages should the disability keeps your child from being able to hold a job in the future.

You want to choose a personal injury lawyer that specializes in birth injury, as the area of medical law can be quite confusing. The average lawyer may not know all of the different kinds of compensation that is available to you, processes to recover evidence, or the necessary paperwork needed to file for each step of the case. If you want to have the largest award possible for your child, you need someone who knows what they're doing.

Choose your lawyer the same way you would any other lawyer. Find several birth injury lawyers that you are comfortable with, and set up an initial consultation with each. Even if your lawyers are out of state, you can still perform a consultation over the phone. Find out how your lawyer is going to work to protect your child's rights. Also, find out what his or her qualifications are, and how many birth injury cases they have won in the past.


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