If you or someone you know is a parent who experienced a normal pregnancy but delivered an injured baby, you will be left wondering, how did this happen? When parents ask the health care providers on the scene, they often leave the hospital with more questions than answers.
Sometimes, a birth injury is a result of negligence on the part of the physician and other medical providers who care for a woman during her pregnancy, labor and delivery. Medical negligence, or malpractice, occurs when a doctor, or other health care provider, moves away from accepted practices and, and harms the patient as a result.
If it is determined that your childs birth injury could have been caused by medical negligence, you may be wondering about next steps and whether contacting a law firm is the right course of action.
YOUR QUESTIONS MAY INCLUDE:
- What is the time commitment involved?
- How will I find an attorney that will take my case?
- What is the extent of my childs involvement in the process?
- Will pursuing a medical negligence lawsuit have any implications on my childs care?
Your questions and our answers may vary based on your childs specific case type and degree of injury. We understand that undertaking a lawsuit can seem like a daunting and confusing process. Our knowledgeable staff is able to provide guidance and help your family navigate the support and resources available should you decide to move forward.
If your child or the child of someone you know suffered a birth injury, it may have been due to preventable errors. Call one of our Nurse Case Managers to begin answering your questions that can determine the cause of your childs birth injury. Also, you may want to contact one of our experienced birth injury lawyers to help you get justice and compensation for your child and your family.