Few events rival the birth of a child. It’s an unparalleled life milestone—one typically marked by unbridled joy. A key variable that allows a child’s birth to be as joyous as it should be: quality medical care. If your child suffered a birth injury in Allentown, doctors and others could be responsible. Your child deserved protection from harm, and they didn’t receive it.
An Allentown birth injury attorney from Ben Crump Law, PLLC will fight for your child. Though treatment is your first priority, a financial recovery could help your child’s recovery. Our team will seek coverage for all injury-related harm.
What are the Effects of a Birth Injury in Allentown?
Birth injuries vary in their severity. Serious birth injuries, like cerebral palsy, can change every aspect of your child’s upbringing and future. Other birth injuries can heal with time and treatment.
Severe birth injuries could:
- Cause physical deformity
- Cause cognitive impairment
- Require round-the-clock care for your child
- Inhibit your child’s fine motor skills
- Require extensive physical therapy
- Require specialized education
- Require your child to live with you, or in a communal setting, as an adult
- Have a significant financial cost
Your child might not experience aspects of childhood or adulthood that others do. They may never be financially independent or in a romantic relationship. They may not play sports or experience other aspects of life. We certainly wouldn’t doubt your child, but these realities do occur with birth injuries.
Milder birth injuries can cause serious consequences. Your child could suffer great pain from the injury. Trauma can have lifelong consequences. Treatment for the injury could be physically and psychologically draining. Your child had no choice to endure these circumstances—it’s only fair that we fight for them.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Allentown, call (800) 641-8998
What Does Ben Crump Law, PLLC do for Birth Injury Victims?
We provide a voice to the voiceless. Your child may not yet have the ability to articulate their suffering. We’ll make a legal case that sheds light on their losses.
When we represent birth injury victims, our team will generally:
Meet with the Parents
As a parent, you know more about your child’s suffering than anyone else. We’ll gather your account of your child’s trauma and also your own hardship.
Consult the Child’s Doctors
Your child’s doctors could have records of your child’s injuries. We’ll obtain any such records from them. We will also weigh the doctors’ prognosis for recovery. The doctors who have treated your child’s injury could have invaluable insight for our team.
Seek Proof of Negligence
We will pursue any proof that negligence caused your child’s birth injury. Witness accounts, video footage, and medical incident reports can provide such proof.
File Your Claim
Medical malpractice claims can have strict deadlines. Our paralegals and attorneys will work diligently to file your case.
Work with Medical Experts
Birth injury cases often require experts in birth injury. Our firm hires experts at no additional cost to you.
Shield Your Family from the Legal Process
A parent’s attention should be on their child, especially if yours is injured. We’ll handle every aspect of your case, protecting your family from any possible distress.
Answer Your Questions About Your Birth Injury Case
Our staff can answer your questions about the steps involved in a personal injury lawsuit. We can also tell you about the difference between medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Your lawyer will tell you about all the ways you could help them.
We’ll negotiate a settlement for your family. If we don’t settle, we’ll proceed to trial. A birth injury attorney from our team will keep you abreast of your case in Allentown.
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We’ll Establish Liability for Your Child’s Injury
Distraught parents often come to our firm wondering: why is my child injured? What went wrong? Though we don’t always have immediate answers, we work hard to find them. We’ll consult medical professionals and identify the most likely cause of your child’s injury.
Causes of birth injury include:
- Failing to monitor the child’s distress
- Responding inappropriately to the child’s distress
- Failing to order a C-section delivery
- Failing to account for a mother’s health conditions, including preeclampsia and gestational diabetes
- Failing to monitor a child’s heartbeat
- Using unnecessary force to deliver the child
- Using forceps, a vacuum device, or other medical instruments in a dangerous way
Your doctor should have identified any present risk factors for birth injury. A large fetus and breech positioning are two of many possible risk factors. If your medical provider failed to identify and respond to such conditions, they could be liable for your child’s losses.
The medical facility where you gave birth could also be liable. Such facilities could have strict liability for their doctors, meaning they’re liable whenever a doctor is liable.
We Can Lead Your Birth Injury Case Regardless of Injury Type
Our team does the necessary research and hires professionals to handle any birth injury case. Our network of medical experts and personal injury resources allows us to represent all victims of birth injuries.
We do see some case types more than others. Birth injuries we’re familiar with include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) from baby formula
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain injury
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)/oxygen deprivation
- Meconium aspiration
- Brain bleed
- Bacterial meningitis/GBS positive
- Fractured collarbones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Erb’s palsy
- The passing of a newborn
Don’t worry if your child’s injury is not on this list. We’ll handle your birth injury case with the necessary sensitivity and expertise.
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Coverage We’ll Seek for You and Your Child
Your child’s trauma is the primary harm in your birth injury case. Pain and suffering is one type of loss that’s central in birth injury cases. We’ll also consider your pain and suffering as a parent. Our team could also negotiate coverage for other losses like:
- Your child’s current and future medical care
- Retrofitting of your home and vehicle to accommodate a disability
- Lost income
- Lost earning power
- Funeral expenses for a child you’ve lost
Parents sometimes leave their careers to care for an injured child. This is a selfless decision, but one that can put financial strain on your family. Our attorneys will work with you, your child’s doctors, and experts to identify all recoverable losses.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC Today for a Free Consultation
Your family has suffered enough. Let our team lend a helping hand. We’ll seek a financial recovery to fund your child’s treatment. A recovery can also ease any financial stress on your family. A birth injury attorney from Ben Crump Law, PLLC could secure the relief that your child and family in Allentown need.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 641-8998 for a free consultation. You’ll pay our firm nothing unless we secure coverage for your child.