Personal injury Claim for Birth Injuries

13 Aug 2010


Posted by Norman

The birth of a child is a wondrous and joyous experience for most parents, but sometimes due to error or negligence on the part of one or more of the medical professionals involved, a child can sustain birth injuries that can dramatically affect his or her life.

Medical malpractice refers to negligence on the part of or a medical mistake made by a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical staff that leads to personal injury. Many situations can lead to a birth injury causing temporary or life-long problems for both the mother and baby.

In many cases, birth injuries occur as a direct result of medical negligence, such as a doctor not running the standard tests necessary to screen for preventable complications. Other times, physicians fail to screen the fetus for stress during labor, fail to address birth complications that arise, or fail to treat or diagnose problems affecting a baby's development or growth. The improper use of medical equipment can also cause birth injuries, such as when the forceps and vacuums during complicated deliveries.

Sometimes injuries are not apparent immediately after the child is born, but are discovered later when a child is not properly developing its motor skills or cognitive skills as it should be.

If you notice your child may be showing symptoms that could be linked to a birth injury, you should take him or her to a physician for examination to verify whether any harm may have happened during childbirth. Certain birth injuries require lifelong care and treatments, so it is important to seek financial compensation to give your family the proper resources to ensure your child will be properly cared for in the years to come.

Due to the statutes of limitation, you only have a certain amount of time to file a birth injury lawsuit. Therefore, time is of the essence when filing a lawsuit against a hospital or physician.

When filing a birth injury claim, it is important to seek the services of a personal injury lawyer, who has experience handling birth injury cases, to discuss your claim immediately after you suspect something went wrong during the birth of your child. It is best to contact a personal injury lawyer promptly while the facts are all still the fresh in your mind so that you can provide the personal injury attorney with all the facts they need to build a string case. You will need to the personal injury attorney all the information regarding the birth of your child; from before, during and after the birth. You will also need to provide the name of the hospital, the name of the physician, and the names of any nurses or other aides that were on staff during the birth of your child.

Enlisting the help of a personal injury lawyer when making your personal injury claim for a birth injury will help make the process of filing the claim much easier and stress free as the personal injury attorney can use their experience and knowledge to help you through each stop of the claim process.

Comments

It's a real one. The article is helpful. It provides useful information. The birth injury claim is really useful to all parents. It's nice.


I didn't realize there was a statute of limitations for birth injury claims. Does the amount of time vary by state? Also, what do you do if you discover your child has learning difficulties because of a birth injury, but it's past the statute of limitations.
Susan


This topic is sad but true. It is very important to not only know what can happen and what does sometimes happen, but also what to do about it if anything does go wrong with you and/or your new baby. It's important to know your rights. Thank you for this informative blog and information!
Becki


This is true but a sad thing to happen at a joyous occasion.Laxity on the part of medical staff can cause untold worry and suffering for both parents and the child.Being aware of what requires to be done during pregnancy along with chocks and the help that can be got legally is also important.hard facts but true.


Birth injury is a sad thing to happen when a couple is expecting a bundle of joy.Being aware of the medical and diagonostic checks as well as of the legal help that one can get is the best way to reduce such trauma when one is faced with such a situation.bhavani


Birth Injury is one which no parent would expect to happen and one of the sad things that would happen to any child. However the above article is very impressive and precise as to how to go about with a Personal Injury claim for Birth Injuries.

Tasneem.


A child's birth must be the happiest moment in the life of the parents and everyone around but if it turns to be not that and it just happens due to someone's negligence or carelessness they sure must be asked about it and be made payed for it, but seldom people go for these injury claims.People need to be more informed about the services that people like you offers.

Riya


A child's birth must be the happiest moment in the life of the parents and everyone around but if it turns to be not that and it just happens due to someone's negligence or carelessness they sure must be asked about it and be made payed for it, but seldom people go for these injury claims.People need to be more informed about the services that people like you offers.

Riya


yes..its so painfull when we give birth..thats why we should respect our mams.. Thanks for the article...


when we give birth we will suffer 21 bone breaks and the pain associated with that..so people should think about mothers and thank them for bringing them into this world after suffering this pain..so respect our moms..

- Lisa


Some times child death will be occur because of carelessness.But one thing, I agree that we have to respect our mother because the pain while giving birth is the maximum a human can face.


In some areas they don't know why birth injury is causing,So we have to give awareness about that to everyone.So make sure that your child is safe.(LIJO)