Around 6 to 8 per 1,000 babies are born each year with a birth injury. That means approximately 28,000 infants are born with some kind of birth injury on an annual basis. In the majority of cases, these birth injuries could have been prevented with proper and attentive medical care.
When birth injuries occur, loved ones are left not only with mounting medical bills, but an entire change in their lifestyles. Birth injury compensation claims are a way for families to recover the overwhelming expenses associated with caring for an infant with birth injuries. They are also a way for the culpable parties to take responsibility for their actions.
What are Compensation Claims for Birth Injuries?
Birth injury compensation claims are lawsuits filed against healthcare providers and/or the hospital that acted in a medically-negligent way resulting in infant developing birth injuries. Compensation for these types of claims are typically for economic as well as non-economic damages. In general, non-economic damages consist of compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish and any similar damages that aren’t considered economic. Economic damages, on the other hand, are damages for things such as medical costs, physical and occupational therapy costs, lost wages. These are any other kind of economic factors that happen because of the baby’s birth injuries.
Learn More about Birth Injury Compensation Claims
Raising a child is expensive. Raising a child who has a birth injury has additional expenses, such as medical care, rehabilitation, therapy and sometimes lifelong day-to-day supervision and care. These costs can be overwhelming. If your child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence, you shouldn’t be left with the financial burden of someone else’s actions. That is why compensation obtained through a birth injury lawsuit is so important.
If your child has been injured due to a birth injury, you may be unsure of where to turn for help. Understandably, your world feels like it has been turned upside down. What should have been one of the most exciting events of your life has turned into a parent’s worst fear. At Birth Injury Guide, we want you to know that you can turn to us for help. Our team of legal and medical professionals can help you find direction as you work to provide the best life possible for your child.
Below, you will find resources about birth injury compensation claims, including information about lawyers, the lawsuit process, and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about birth injury compensation claims.
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Birth Injury Lawyer
A birth injury lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in birth injuries caused by medical negligence. A birth injury lawyer can help you understand and protect yours and your child’s legal rights.
Birth Injury Lawsuit
If your child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence, you may be able to file a birth injury lawsuit. You may be able to sue the negligent doctor, hospital, midwife, nurse or other party. A successful birth injury lawsuit can help offset the costs of a birth injury – your current expenses related to the injury as well as anticipated future costs.
Choosing a Birth Injury Lawyer
Do you want to speak with a birth injury lawyer but are not sure how to choose the right lawyer for your family? Birth Injury Guide offers some tips for choosing the right birth injury lawyer.
Legal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If your child is suffering from cerebral palsy, brain damage or developmental disabilities due to a birth injury, you likely have many questions. To help you start finding answers, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked legal-related questions we receive from clients.