While the birth of a new child is an exciting time for a family, it can also be a frightening time. At any step in the birth process, something can go wrong that affects the health of the mother, the baby or both. In prefer to minimize the risk of a dangerous situation, many people rely on medical professionals. Doctors, nurses or midwives are hired to oversee the birth process and avoid injuries.
This is a big responsibility. In this situation, even a small mistake can cause a lifetime of injuries. A few minutes without oxygen, for example, can leave a child with cognitive deficits that last a lifetime. Other mistakes can leave a baby with paralysis, nerve damage or be fatal.
When faced with this situation, a child's parent may feel helpless. It can be hard to put emotions aside and think about the long term future. Therefore, parents often need a strong legal advocate. An attorney can help a family understand their right to compensation following a birth injury. As the family cares for their baby, the attorney can protect the family's legal rights. This takes some of the burden off of the parents during a stressful time.
Our law firm helps parents in this situation. We can look at the facts in each case and help people understand if negligence played a role in causing a child's injuries. We can gather evidence from doctors to try and determine what happened and why. We can also call experts to determine how the birth injury will likely affect the child as the child grows.
Compensation obtained in birth injury cases help children get the medical care they need to live a full and happy life. It also helps to relieve some of the burden from the parents' shoulders. Please see our Birth Injury webpage for more information on how our firm can help families following a birth injury.