24th Jan 2017
The birth of a child is often one of the most precious moments that you can experience. Having a healthy child come into your life is a source of great pride and happiness for parents when it happens. Hopefully, you become one of the many millions of parents that came before you that has given birth to a child that is perfectly healthy. If you or someone you know unfortunately cannot relate to this, then maybe it’s time to speak with an experienced birth injury attorney.
No one wants to go through this, but if you have gone through something like this, your only option at the end of the day is to decide whether to walk away or sue. Just remember, if you do not bring this case to a court, you can never get compensated for what you have gone through (and medical professionals and lawyers alike know this). Do you have a case when it comes to birth injury?
Birth injuries are a horrible thing to go through, and no family ever wants to go through that. However, sometimes mistakes and even careless accidents can happen. When doctors or other practitioners within the medical field do not perform to the expected standard of care, it can cause a birth injury. If this has happened to you and your family or someone you know, the first step is to deal with the injury and care for the child. The second step may sound strange, but you need to get in touch with a lawyer.
It’s imperative that you have someone on your side advising you. They can advise you on everything that you need to know and do building up to and during a case. A birth defect, injury, or even death may be the result of a medical misstep, but it may also be the end result of environmental factors or more. Whether the injury happened during delivery as a result of technique or equipment is a good topic to discuss with your lawyer. Medical practitioners often do their jobs to the best of their ability, but mistakes can happen. When these mistakes were avoidable and would have been avoided by another practitioner, you potentially have a case.
Your next steps after seeing an attorney will be to collect data, evidence, and anything that you feel may help the case. The burden of proof as to whether your medical professionals provided you with expected care or not will be on you. Having a lawyer who is experienced in this field is an additional bonus, as you will need someone who is familiar with these types of cases. The people sued are often nurses, doctors, obstetricians, and caregiving experts. An attorney will be able to help you sort out the details and work with you to bring your case to court if you have one.
You must be clear on what the damages are to your child and be stalwart in your quest to find justice. You may receive compensation in the end. Although it is not going to return what you have lost, it will help with medical bills and hopefully provide a relief from suffering and pain for your family, at least in part. If you or someone that you know has experienced a birth injury, contact The Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas today, and get the information and guidance that you need.