Birth Injury

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Having a child is one of life’s greatest blessings. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes far too often when a preventable birth injury takes place. The results are devastating and can include the death of a child or a permanent, life-long disability like CP or cerebral palsy. After a child suffers a birth injury, parents are often left unsure of how to deal with the resulting emotional and financial crisis.

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Other common types
of injuries
include:

  • Paralysis
  • Meconium aspiration
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infections
  • Bleeding beneath the scalp or
    inside the skull
  • Skull fractures
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Hypoxia
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Facial paralysis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Stillbirth

What are the Signs of
a Birth Injury

Sometimes the signs of a birth injury are
evident immediately after birth. If you
notice any of the below signs, it is best to
be precautionary and reach out to an
attorney as soon as possible.

  • After delivery, the hospital admits
    the baby to the NICU (Neonatal
    Intensive Care Unit).
  • A newborn baby is blue
  • A newborn baby suffers from
    cardiac arrest or a heart attack
  • A baby has a broken arm or leg
  • A baby appears unusually swollen

Could this be Birth Injury Malpractice?

After a devastating birth injury, the parents are left with one question. How could something like this have happened? Too often, the problems during labor and delivery were completely preventable and constituted medical errors.

Some Of The More Common Causes Of Medical Malpractice:

  • Abnormal presentation during delivery
  • Prolonged time in the birth canal
  • Delay or failure to perform a C-section
  • Delay or failure to give the baby oxygen
  • Error in calculating the size of the fetus
  • Failure to respond to signals of distress
    in the fetus
  • Infections in the fetus or mother
  • Improper use or dose of medication
  • Misuse of delivery instruments
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How Can a Birth Injury Attorney Help?

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Investigating and Establishing Fault

We have the experience and the resources to thoroughly investigate your birth injury claim. Our lawyers will gather all relevant medical records, consult medical experts, and determine whether the healthcare providers involved breached the standard of care, leading to the injury.

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Valuation of Your Birth Injury Claim

Birth injuries can result in significant, long-term financial burdens. A birth injury attorney can help families understand and calculate the full extent of their current and future damages, including medical expenses, long-term care needs, loss of earning potential, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

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Negotiation with Insurance Companies

Our birth injury lawyers are skilled negotiators who can communicate with insurance companies to reach a settlement that adequately compensates the family for their damages, potentially avoiding the need for a trial or a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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Representation in Court

Not every case will result in a birth injury lawsuit. However, if necessary, your lawyer will prepare and present your case in court, advocating on behalf of the family for a fair settlement or judgment. They use their knowledge and experience in both medical and legal matters to communicate the complexities of the case effectively to a judge or a jury.

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Pursuing Justice

Ultimately, a birth injury attorney seeks to hold those responsible accountable for their actions or negligence, delivering justice for the families affected and compensation for the physical and emotional pain that was caused.

How long do I have to file a
Birth Injury Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations for birth injuries varies depending on your state’s laws. In many cases, the statute of limitations for birth injury lawsuits begins to run once the injury is discovered. If your child suffered birth injuries, consult a lawyer at TopDog Law for more information about your legal rights.

Birth Injury Lawyers Near Me

TopDog Law has easy-to-access offices across the country. We also pride ourselves in being a text message away. Our lawyers routinely travel to meet clients in their homes or close to their homes. Do not hesitate to reach out if you are unable to travel to one of our locations. Reach out to a personal injury lawyer.

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