A Birth injury lawyer can help parents recover damages from a doctor or hospital that committed medical malpractice during childbirth. These attorneys can advise clients about the statute of limitations for their case (which varies by state), aid in evidence collection and filing, and work with medical experts to determine what caused an infant’s injury or death. In cases where settlements or jury verdicts are awarded, these lawyers can negotiate a fair amount on the client’s behalf.
Born to Advocate: The Compassionate Support of a Birth Injury Lawyer
The standard of care for doctors in a malpractice case involves reviewing and following medical guidelines for the specific area they specialize in. In a birth injury case, the attorneys will hire expert witnesses to review the medical records and give their formal opinion on whether the doctor’s actions fell below the standard of care.
Once the lawyers have sufficient evidence of malpractice, they can submit a demand package to the physician’s malpractice carrier. This includes a detailed statement of the injury or death, a list of the medical expenses that have already occurred, and a proposed dollar amount for a settlement. The malpractice carrier may accept or reject the proposal. If rejected, the attorney can file a lawsuit against the doctor or hospital.
A successful birth injury claim can result in substantial compensation for a family’s financial losses. The money can help cover past and future medical bills for the injured baby, as well as other expenses that the parent will have to pay because of the infant’s injuries.
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