Why Should I File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Why Should I File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?

Having a baby is supposed to be an exciting time, but when the birthing process takes an unexpected turn, the consequences can be traumatizing on the entire family. When your infant suffered a birth injury because of the negligence or inaction of a doctor or another medical professional, you may be able to pursue compensation through a birth injury lawsuit. Filing this lawsuit can be a crucial step in attaining justice and securing the financial support needed to care for your child who suffered from birth injuries.

How Do Birth Injuries Happen?

Complications during pregnancy or delivery can lead to birth injuries, with possible injuries ranging from minor bruises to significant neurological and physical impairments. Some examples of medical negligence include, but are not limited to:

  • Failure to detect signs of fetal distress, such as low heart rate
  • Failure to perform a medically necessary C-section
  • Failure to treat maternal infections, such as meningitis
  • Failure to treat newborn jaundice or other conditions
  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractors
  • Use of force when pulling the baby out of the birth canal

Every medical provider has a duty of care they owe to their patients, and neglecting this can cause serious injuries, such as brain damage, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and more. If a medical professional is at fault for negligence during childbirth, it is important to pursue legal action against them so something like this does not happen again. An injury of this type has the capacity to affect your child for life.

Severity of Birth Injuries

Depending on the severity of the birth injury, your child may require long-term care and rehabilitation. Filing a lawsuit can allow the concerned parents to seek compensation for ongoing medical treatments, therapy, and other interventions needed to improve the child’s quality of life. Compensation from birth injury lawsuits can help pay for several important things, including:

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Lost wages for caregivers
  • Medications
  • Mobility aids
  • Nursing and special care
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Special education
  • Speech therapy
  • Surgery
  • Other related expenses

The compensation you could receive from your lawsuit will provide the necessary resources to address the challenges of your child’s condition.

Call Us to Discuss the Next Steps in Your Birth Injury Lawsuit

No parent is ever prepared to find out their child endured a birth injury. If you believe that medical negligence may be the cause of your child’s condition, it is crucial to consult with a medical malpractice attorney today. Filing a birth injury lawsuit not only seeks financial compensation, but it serves justice and helps to secure a better future for your family.

The experienced and compassionate team at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, are here to assist you and your loved ones during this difficult time. Do not hesitate; call us today for a free consultation.

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