What is a Birth Injury?
A birth injury occurs during the labor or delivery of the baby. It is estimated that out of every 1,000 babies born, five suffer a birth injury. Not every birth injury will result in a successful legal claim as many things can go wrong despite a physician’s or hospital’s best attempts for a safe and healthy delivery. A reputable law firm with experience in birth injuries can help you sort through the facts and determine if you may have cause for legal action.
Expectant parents prepare vigorously and wait in great expectation for their little bundle to arrive, but despite the best preparation, unfortunately, things can still go wrong. Parents rely on medical professionals to do everything they can to bring their babies safely into this world, but sometimes mistakes that could have been prevented with proper care occur, and you find yourself trying to pick up the pieces while facing insurmountable medical bills.
Our professionals here at Hepworth & Associates understand that this can be a very confusing, emotional time and we are dedicated to helping you understand your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to as a result of the birth injuries. While we understand that financial compensation does not take away the damage done or the pain you are experiencing, we want to help you be able to move forward with your life.
How Our Birth Injury Attorneys Can Help:
Our experienced attorney’s will review all medical information surrounding the labor and delivery of your child, along with any possible pre-existing conditions that may have contributed to a birth injury, and determine if you have enough for a legal case. If you have been the victim of a birth injury, you may have the right to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Rehabilitation Costs
- Emotional pain and suffering compensation
- Ongoing care
- Diminished earning capacity
In addition, we will fight to make sure that your insurance company has done everything to protect your rights and can help review any potential settlement offer they might attempt to present. Our team will work with your insurance company to protect your rights, as well as handle the endless paperwork that can result from the investigation of a potential birth injury while you focus on recovery and healing for your family.
What Should You Do Next?
Contact legal experts as soon as possible. Even if you aren’t sure if you may have a case, leave that to the experts. We are happy to provide a consultation to help you determine next steps.
Keep thorough documentation. Document as much as possible as soon as possible. Be sure to get the names of any potential witnesses, including other medical professionals present during the labor and delivery process. Be as specific as possible, including time stamps and details of conversations and questions posed to medical professionals during the birth process.
Let the professionals handle the hard work. We have experience in gathering the appropriate evidence to best support your case. These cases operate on a contingency basis. This means there is no risk involved for you. If you don’t win, we don’t get paid and you owe nothing.
Contact Hepworth & Associates today to schedule your consultation. Our caring team of professionals is here to guide you every step of the way 801-872-2222.