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Birth injuries have lasting emotional and physical effects and can create a huge financial burden on families. Birth injuries occur for many reasons, but when those injuries are the result of medical negligence or malpractice, families may be eligible to receive compensation. Unfortunately, birth injuries are expensive and can require long-term, or even a or a lifetime, of treatments. Families can often receive compensation not only for medical expenses but for the suffering caused by medical negligence.
Common Birth Injuries and Traumas
Unfortunately, birth injuries occur in seven out of every 1,000 births in the United States. Errors and miscommunication can occur during medical care, resulting in injury to the child or mother. Injuries to a baby can occur during pregnancy, labor, or after delivery. Common birth injuries include:
Improper Delivery Technique(s)
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What to Do If Your Newborn Is a Victim of Birth Injury
If your child suffered an injury during natural childbirth or cesarean section, compensation may be available to pay for medical fees, therapy, and other associated costs. Hiring a personal injury lawyer with experience in birth injury should b a priority. A skilled, experienced attorney can ensure your rights are upheld and your family is properly represented.
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How Should I Prepare for My Birth Injury Meeting?
To prepare for a consultation with a birth injury lawyer, collect all applicable paperwork. You will need copies of all medical records, a detailed timeline of events, prescription medications taken, concerns voiced to medical personnel, and information about physicians. Obtain as much documentation as possible regarding the situation. The more information provided to the birth injury lawyer, the better he or she will be able to evaluate your case effectively.
Contact an Experienced and Professional Birth Injury Lawyer
It is difficult to determine if a birth injury occurred due to negligence or malpractice, which is why we’re here to help. If you feel your child was injured due to medical negligence or malpractice, schedule a consultation for a case review. Our team will evaluate the case to determine if you have a viable birth injury case. We will work with medical professionals, gather evidence, and contact insurance companies. Many times, insurance companies are willing to settle out of court. If an agreement cannot be made with the insurance company, we will prepare litigation for a civil court case. Our lawyers have decades of experience in trial law and will work aggressively to secure the compensation you and your family deserve.
Benefits of Hiring a Atlanta Birth Injury Lawyer
No Retainer or Upfront Fees
Litigation for birth injuries can last for quite a while and parents should not be expected to foot the bill for legal fees until the case settles, or goes to trial.
Work With Medical Experts
While a general personal injury attorney may be aware of various general medical experts that he or she may rely upon for testimony, birth injury lawyers retain and work with medical experts who specifically work within the realm of birth injury.
Well Versed in Medical Terminology
Birth injury cases can be lengthy and involve a wide assortment of steps for you and your family to go through. The ability to explain these stages and what they mean for your child is essential, as is having a complete awareness of what your family will face in the decades to come.
Childs' Legal Rights are Protected
Rest assured, your newborn's rights will be considered with every decision.