A birth injury lawyer is an attorney who is completely familiar with both the laws that apply to birth injury claims and all of the accompanying medical issues. Birth injury claims are complex cases, and the potential negligence and liability of the hospital, clinic and/or medical personnel involved in an infant's injury are best examined by a birth injury lawyer or law firm. The outcome of a birth injury claim is too important to put into the hands of non-specialists.
Personal injury law is a legal field that requires a significant amount of extra legal training and experience. When a baby's injury is apparently due to the negligence or recklessness of another party (as is the case in birth injury claims), a birth injury lawyer is the professional who has the requisite experience and knowledge that are best suited to protecting the legal rights of the baby and his or her family.
How a Birth Injury Attorney Can Help
A birth injury attorney represents the parent(s) of an infant who has suffered an injury that is related to his or her birth. Such an injury may have occurred during the pregnancy, or shortly before, during or after the baby was delivered.
Determining the liability (the legal responsibility) for the injury is the primary task of a birth injury lawyer; he or she must investigate every facet of a birth injury claim to clarify whether a baby's injury is due to negligence on the part of medical staff (for example, doctors, ER personnel, an anesthesiologist, a midwife or EMTs) or a medical system (such as a hospital, clinic, or city emergency response team).
The outcome of birth injury claims depend on whether a court will find that there has been medical negligence and liability for which the defendant (e.g., the hospital) must compensate the plaintiff/victim; that is, the baby and his or her parent(s). Successful birth injury claims hold the defendant responsible for paying the costs of an injured infant's future medical care, plus other costs.
Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer
If your baby suffered an injury that you suspect is related to his or her medical care at birth, you should contact a birth injury lawyer to discuss your case. Our attorneys offer free case evaluations for parents who believe they may have a claim. Contact us for more information.