A birth injury like cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy leaves new parents shaken and confused. After you’ve been told that your baby’s health and future are in danger, your head may be spinning with a million questions. Your birth injury should help you answer perhaps the most important question — Was my child’s injury preventable?
Follow Your Instincts
If you have indications that your child’s injuries may have been the result of a medical mistake, or you just have a gut feeling that something is not right, you should sit down with an experienced birth injury attorney.
Why File a Birth Injury Claim?
No amount of money can ever make up for the heartache your family is enduring, or the physical and emotional effects of a birth injury. However, a birth injury claim may be able to help you survive the financial burden caused by the injury. You may be entitled to hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation, covering all kinds of expenses from medical costs to lost income and estimated future medical care.
With the funds that may come from a successful lawsuit, your family can provide for the future and afford top-notch medical care. Plus, by exposing one doctor’s incompetence, you may be sparing other families from going through the same unthinkable trauma.
Your attorney should work closely with your family to ensure every step in the medical malpractice claims process is carried out in the most efficient and productive manner. The legal process can be extremely taxing, and your attorney should see to it that the birth injury lawsuit process impacts you and your child’s daily life as little as possible.