Dealing with a birth injury case can be complicated, which is why our attorneys are here to provide the support and guidance you need through each step of the process. Although speaking directly to an attorney is always best, it’s also a good idea to do some independent research to help get your bearings as you begin the legal process. Below, we’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions relating to birth injury cases
Q: How can I tell if my baby suffered a birth injury or a birth defect?A: Birth defects typically form early during or before the pregnancy, usually because of genetics, maternal or paternal health problems, infection, or other issues. A birth injury, on the other hand, occurs because something went wrong during or shortly after the baby’s birth.
Q: Who could be liable for my child’s birth injury?A: In most birth injury cases, the doctor, nurse, or hospital may be liable for your child’s injury. Depending on the circumstances, other medical staff may be liable, or drug or medical device manufacturers may also share responsibility.
Q: How much is my child’s birth injury case worth?A: You’re undoubtedly curious about how much you’ll be able to receive for your injury claim. Medical bills can be pricey, and caring for an injured child isn’t just taxing, it can be expensive as well. Unfortunately, there is no cut-and-dry rule for birth injury compensation, so it’s always best to discuss the specifics with our lawyers. That being said, birth injuries that result in permanent or lasting damage are typically more valuable, (monetarily), than those that result in minor, temporary injuries.
Q: What are the most common types of birth injuries?
A: Birth injuries can take many shapes and forms, unfortunately, but some of the most common injuries are as follows: Cerebral Palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), Erb’s Palsy, shoulder dystocia, brain damage, birth asphyxia, and C-Section injuries.
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