Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit based on my child’s birth injury?

If your child’s birth injury has been caused by an error on the part of a medical professional, you may be entitled to seek compensation for the medical expenses brought on by the injury as well as funds that will help the child in the future.

There are a variety of ways that obstetricians, obstetric nurses, technicians or other medical personnel attending a birth can cause injury to a child that leads to lasting physical and/or cognitive disabilities or other harm. If avoidable error or negligence was the proximate cause of a birth injury, the medical care provider(s) involved may be held liable for the losses your child and you face. In some cases, the hospital or medical center where your child was born may also be held liable.

A birth injury malpractice lawsuit may seek money to assist you with the costs associated with your child’s injury. In cases of severe disability, we may hire experts to develop a life care plan for your child’s medical care, education and living assistance to ensure we understand what proper compensation includes.

You may also be entitled to noneconomic damages (compensation) for your own mental anguish and/or economic damage if you must leave a paying job to care for your disabled child.

Read more about how we can assist you in a birth injury medical malpractice case.

If you are dealing with a child’s birth injury that you believe was avoidable, please contact us to discuss a potential claim for you and your family.

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