When to Sue for a Birth Injury

  • Suffering through a serious injury during what should be an exciting time can be devastating. You’re bringing a new child into the world, but now you or your child are suffering through severe injuries. Worse, you believe your doctor may be the one at fault. 

    But when can you sue for a birth injury? If you’re not sure where to start, your lawyer can help you determine whether you have a lawsuit and what you can do about your injuries. 

    Birth Injury vs. Birth Defect 

    Birth injuries and trauma aren’t always caused by neglectful doctors and nurses. In some cases, a difficult birth can be caused by many factors. Your child may have been larger than average, for example, or the baby may have been in an abnormal position, which is called a breech birth. 

    But that doesn’t mean the doctors and nurses couldn’t be responsible for your losses. For example, you or your child may have been injured during the delivery because the nurse or doctor used too much force, failed to act or diagnose a problem on time, or otherwise failed to do all they could to protect you and your baby. 

    Compensation for a Birth Injury 

    When you or a loved one has suffered because a nurse or doctor improperly handled your child’s delivery, you may be due compensation. That compensation should cover all your losses caused by the birth injury. These losses, also called damages, should also cover more than your financial losses. 

    You need funds for your medical recovery and needed services, but what about your mental and emotional trauma? That can be tough to calculate on your own. That’s not to mention the immense future losses your child may suffer due to long-term problems related to their birth injury. In these cases, you may need a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer to determine the value of your claim. 

    Connect with a Birth Injury Lawyer for Help 

    When you’re struggling to overcome the losses your family has suffered because of a birth injury, it can be difficult to know what to do next. You’re dealing with a serious injury in the family, and that may be taking all your time and energy. 

    That’s where a lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help. If you’re struggling to know when to sue for a birth injury, reach out for a free claim consultation by calling 561-659-6366 or by visiting us online to learn more.