A birth injury can cause significant stress for parents. While you may be overjoyed that your child is alive, part of you may worry that your child will never be able to live a normal, full life due to medical negligence or error. A lawsuit for medical negligence may help you recover damages that bring emotional closure and provide money to pay for the care your child needs.
What are Birth Injuries?
If your child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or another birth injury from oxygen deprivation, improper forceps use, failure to order a C-section, or other cause, you are entitled to sue the medical professionals for birth injuries. These injuries can cause lifelong health and social problems for your child, so it’s critical that you do everything you can to protect and care for your child. This includes taking legal action when it’s necessary.
What to Do If You Have a Birth Injury Lawsuit
If you are considering a lawsuit, it’s important to watch your child’s development closely. This is something all parents do with joy anyway. However, your task is to notice if your child is developmentally late in crawling, lifting their head, or other milestones. It is never too early to talk with a lawyer. In fact, getting an attorney involved early can help you track medical developments and gather proof to strengthen your case.
Even if your child’s injury was minor, you can still sue. You cannot know the discomfort or self-esteem issues your child may face as a result of even a minor birth injury. Your child may have difficulty learning, playing sports, typing, walking, or doing other activities. Medical care any physical therapy costs add up. If you could get some or all of these costs defrayed by a lawsuit, why wouldn’t you?
There are time limits regarding when you can take this action. This is just one of many reasons why it is important to contact a lawyer who handles birth injuries, sooner rather than later. The Skolnick Weiser Law Firm, LLC helps people in these situations. To learn more, please see the birth injury page on their website.