How can I ensure my family gets the money needed for birth injury treatment?
Once you have met with your birth injury attorney team and you decide that a medical malpractice lawsuit is the right way to proceed, you can assist your attorney by providing as much written and verbal details about the event and your child’s injuries as possible. When your attorney requests signatures, important documents, or information, your accurate and timely response will be of great benefit in the outcome of your case.
When will we know how much our birth injury claim is worth?
Your compensation eligibility will depend on factors like the extent of injuries, the prognosis, the degree of negligence, and the estimated treatment costs. Before your attorney determines a realistic compensation amount, he must thoroughly evaluate the details of your case and consult with various medical and financial experts to get an accurate damage assessment. The goal is to get you a fair amount that is enough to cover all future potential costs associated with the injury, plus additional damages for pain and suffering and other emotional costs.
Can we be compensated for medical expenses that come up in the future?
Absolutely. Your attorney will fight to get you reimbursed for any out-of-pocket or insurance payouts made as a result of birth injuries caused by a doctor’s negligent behavior. In addition, your attorney will work with economic and medical experts to project how much the birth injury will cost your family over a lifetime. Related expenses like job income lost, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life will be worked into your claim if warranted.
What roadblocks to compensation can I expect?
There are a number of glitches that could halt your progress in a medical malpractice case. The most important law that could prevent you from even filing a claim is the statute of limitations. Check with an experienced birth injury attorney to make sure you are within the state-defined time limit. In some cases, negligent medical professionals will attempt to keep evidence of wrongdoing secret, which can also hinder the progress of a case.
What if my child’s doctor or hospital attempts to contact me to discuss the settlement?
Anything you say to the defending party could be used against you at some point in your case. Please allow your attorney to handle any and all communication with the medical professionals or organizations involved.