Pursuing Birth Injury Claims

A birth injury due to a medical error by a physician or medical staff is unspeakable. However, there are avenues to receive compensation like filing birth injury claims. A birth injury can bring a lifetime of complications that need costly care to attempt to live a normal life. Also, some injuries kill either the baby, mother, or both. No amount of financial compensation can alleviate for that loss, however it can help ease a family’s financial burden.

About Birth Injuries

A birth defect is a health problem that usually is DNA related. Some examples are Down Syndrome, a cleft palate, or even a heart murmur. Sometimes birth defects derive from outside factors like taking SSRIs during pregnancy. A birth injury is one suffered by a child during labor or delivery or soon after birth. Birth injuries may range from minor problems such as lacerations or bruising to severe injuries that could prove fatal. Medical staff can make mistakes that harm your child. These mistakes could hurt him or her for their entire life.  These mistakes could happen for a variety of reasons, including inattentiveness, exhaustion, or inexperience. When it comes to harming a newborn, these reasons are not excusable.

Getting Compensation for Birth Injury Claims

When a medical provider fails to provide a competent diagnosis or treatment during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, birth injury claims help families financially recover. Many states have limits to when you can file birth injury claims. For example, in Minnesota, the time to bring a claim expires on the child’s 11th birthday. However, other states like Alabama only allows for two years after the injury.

Free Legal Help

Wrongful death actions based on the death of a newborn child or fetus are complicated matters. State laws vary in the requirements necessary to bring such lawsuits. States also have statutes of limitations governing when your time to bring a wrongful death lawsuit runs out. If you believe you a claim, consider getting a free legal evaluation by an injury attorney first.

A wrongful death claim gives you back control. Plus, families feel that justice has been served from the mistakes that led to the wrongful death. Plus, you could win damages to ease the financial and emotional toll of this unfortunate death. Medical tests, funeral costs, and burial expenses can add up quickly.

Costs Associated with Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are often lifelong complications that require consistent medical treatment and rehabilitation. Depending upon the severity of the injuries, the financial costs associated with birth injuries can range from several thousand to over a million during the lifespan of a child with birth injuries.

For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the lifetime costs associated with a child who has cerebral palsy (CP) is around $1 million. The costs associated with a child who suffers hearing loss after a birth injury typically ranges around $400,00.

It is important to remember that if your child’s birth injuries are a result of medical negligence and carelessness, the medical staff, hospital, and/or physician may be liable for damages. A complex litigation attorney can help. At The Michael Brady Lynch Firm, our lawyers have decades of experience helping injured people get justice and full compensation for injuries caused negligence. The Michel Brady Lynch Firm regularly takes on the largest corporations in the world with a track record of proven success and results. Contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm today, and our attorneys will review your case for free and help you protect your rights. For your complimentary consultation, call our office now.

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