Medical negligence resulting in birth injuries
Giving birth to a child is one of the most beautiful and exciting times in the life of a young family. This wonderful experience can go from beautiful to horror show in a matter of seconds if the child sustains injuries during birth. There are a number of different factors that could cause a child or a mother to get injured during birth, and some of them simply cannot be avoided. Others, however, are due to negligence on the part of the medical staff performing the delivery. This negligence can lead to your child sustaining severe injuries, such as mental retardation and paralysis.
What is a birth injury attorney?
If you have had a child who sustained injuries during birth, it is time to consult with a birth injury lawyer. You may not be familiar with what a birth injury lawyer is or what exactly they do. A birth injury lawyer is simply an accident lawyer that focuses their practice of law in the area of birth injuries. The reason this person specializes in this particular area is because birth injuries involves a lot of medical law, which can be quite complicated and requires someone to be a student of this type of law and keep up to date in the changes that occur on a regular basis.
When you hire a birth injury attorney, the first step in the case building process will be for the attorney to conduct a full investigation into the injuries the child sustained. The attorney will spend many hours with paid staff and investigators going over the various medical charts and test results looking for evidence to prove the child’s injuries were sustained due to negligence on behalf of the doctors and nurses performing the delivery. Your attorney will then move on to looking through the medical doctor’s background history to make sure there were no other similar incidents.
Once all the evidence has been gathered, your birth injuries attorney will take care of filing the lawsuit and all of the forms that are needed to get the ball rolling. If the evidence is sufficient and overwhelming, the case might not go to trial and those involved might make a settlement offer. You and your attorney can determine whether or not to accept the offer or take the individual to court. The doctor and staff involved could potentially lose their license to practice medicine if they are found to be the cause of the child’s injuries.
For more information please contact The Law Offices of Frank D’Amico, Jr. today at 504-525-7272 or fill out our Case Consultation form for a free evaluation.