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Should I claim compensation for my child’s birth injury?

On Behalf of | Jul 22, 2020 | Birth Injuries

If you have a child who was injured at birth, this is likely to have been a traumatic experience for you as well as the rest of your family. You may still suffer psychologically from that experience today. If your child’s birth injury was serious, it’s possible that it will have implications for them for the rest of their life. Because of this, you may experience a certain level of anger, placing blame on the doctors whom you believe mismanaged your labor.

If you feel that something could have been done to prevent your child from becoming injured at birth, that it may be possible to file a lawsuit and claim compensation for this incident. By doing so, you will be holding the medical professionals accountable for their negligent actions. In addition, you’ll be able to gain compensation for the medical costs that you had to pay for all the implications of the birth injury, as well as punitive damages for the pain and suffering caused. Consider the following before taking action to claim compensation for your child’s birth injury.

Show that negligence occurred

Some birth injuries occur even when the most competent doctors were at the scene. Unfortunately, in some instances, injury could not have reasonably been prevented and, therefore, a lawsuit will not be successful. However, if you can show that a medical professional or the hospital itself acted in a negligent way that caused the birth injury to occur, it’s likely that you will be able to successfully gain compensation.

You should not underestimate what you deserve

A child suffering from a birth injury may need medical treatment for years to come. Therefore, you need to be careful when calculating your current and future monetary losses. Make sure that you don’t miscalculate the financial damages and settle for less than you deserve.

If you are unsure of where to start when wanting to file a lawsuit after a traumatic labor, it’s important that you first take the time to understand your legal rights. Make sure that you take action within a reasonable time frame.