After learning that your child’s health is in danger due to a birth injury, your first instinct was probably to ask “why?” The fact is that obstetricians and other medical staff involved in labor and delivery sometimes make mistakes that cost children their future. Errors in judgment are often to blame for serious birth injuries like cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, PPHN, and brain damage.
The Role of a Lawyer
Parents like you are often devastated by news of a birth injury and are unsure about what to do. Most parents have a relationship with the obstetrician and are reluctant to pursue a claim. In many cases, this may be the first time you have dealt with an attorney. That is why it is important to seek skilled legal guidance from an experienced birth injury law firm to help you seek justice.
Most birth injury attorneys do not charge for their initial consultation. During that confidential consultation, an experienced birth injury attorney will ask you for information so he can evaluate facts and help you answer questions like “Do you have a claim?” and “Who are the responsible parties?”. The attorney will try to sort through the facts so that he can begin to address your compensation questions and let you know what your legal options are. After a thorough discussion of your situation, the attorney should have enough information to decide together if pursuing a malpractice settlement makes the most sense.