Childbirth is a life-changing time for every family. When what should be an exciting and joyful event threatens the life of the baby or mother, it’s devastating. Unfortunately, even as mother and child recover from being injured in a difficult birth, the repercussions of the event may persist. Your family may have additional costs due to extra measures that were taken in the delivery room. You may also become aware of permanent medical conditions caused by a birth injury to the child or mother.
If your family has been affected by a birth injury, you deserve financial assistance. The resources available to your family will depend on the type of birth injury or injuries, the probable cause and whether you decide to file a birth injury claim or lawsuit.
Understanding Birth Injuries
Birth injuries are impairments to the fetus, child or mother due to an injury during the birthing process. Some birth injuries occur while the baby is still in the womb, and others may happen after delivery. Birth injuries can range in seriousness from bruising that heals after a few days to the death of the mother or child.
Some birth injuries result in lifelong medical conditions for the child or mother. If a birth trauma causes a drop in oxygen or blood to a child’s brain during delivery, the child may develop brain damage or cerebral palsy. Pelvic trauma to a mother during birth could result in an inability to carry future children to term or other permanent medical issues.
Birth injuries can be caused by unforeseen issues leading up to and during delivery. In some cases birth injuries are caused by medical negligence such as misinterpretation of specialized tests during pregnancy, mismanaged labor and delivery, misreading fetal monitors or delaying an emergency C-section.
Should I File a Birth Injury Lawsuit?
If you have concerns that complications prior, during or after childbirth could have been prevented, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit for medical negligence. While a lawsuit has the potential to go to trial, the parties often decide to settle in lieu of going to court.
Consulting with a birth injury lawyer will give your family the best chance to recover the appropriate amount of compensation for the full financial impact of birth injuries on your family. An experienced attorney will be able to help you estimate the cost of future medical bills and care, as well as the value of non-tangible losses and damages such as pain and suffering.
Janet, Janet & Suggs Understands How Birth Injuries Hurt Families
At JJS, we know the ongoing pain that birth injuries cause families. Our birth injury lawyers are well versed in personal injury and medical malpractice laws and processes across the United States. We use our unique expertise to assist families in understanding their rights and options to access compensation for birth injuries.
Janet, Janet & Suggs is committed to helping you make the best decisions about filing a claim or lawsuit for the birth injury that affected your family. We do not charge any upfront costs and do not recover attorney’s fees until we obtain fair compensation or a favorable jury verdict. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about your rights and legal options.