You believed that your doctor was qualified to deliver your child—they surely indicated as much. You took certain steps to protect your child throughout pregnancy, and you expected that your doctor would provide the same care that you showed. Then, substandard medical care caused a birth injury to your child.
A Bloomington birth injury lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can seek justice for your child’s injury. We give a voice to the voiceless—victims of birth injury deserve a legal representative.
We will Identify the Cause of Your Child’s Birth Injury
The time after a birth injury can be frantic, so allow our team to help you arrange appointments so that you can focus on your child’s health. Our primary role, though, is to complete a legal case for you.
We will identify the reason for your child’s injury. Merck Manuals cites birth injury risk factors that doctors must account for: a large baby and abnormal positioning being two leading risks for injury. Your child’s birth injury may have happened because your doctor:
- Failed to account for your child’s size or positioning in your body
- Failed to monitor your child’s heartbeat and level of distress
- Did not respond quickly or appropriately once noticing fetal distress
- Did not properly monitor the mother’s health
- Failed to order a C-section delivery when doing so may have prevented injury
- Failed in any other way that may have contributed to injury
Determining fault for your child’s injury may be unpleasant for you. Your focus now may be on improving your child’s condition. As your lawyers, we must pinpoint the cause of the injury—those who’ve harmed your job must be accountable. By handling this process, we hope to protect both you and your child from further distress.
Who is Liable for Medical Errors That Cause Birth Injury?
The specific circumstances of a birth injury dictate liability. If the doctor who delivered your child was negligent in any way, then they may be liable. Their employer or contracting partner—perhaps a hospital, birthing center, or another type of facility—may also be liable.
Some birth injuries result from medical device problems. Vacuum extraction devices and forceps can cause trauma. Defective medical equipment may also contribute to birth injuries. In such cases, the device manufacturer may have liability for a resulting injury.
A birth injury attorney from our team will identify the source of medical malpractice. In doing so, they’ll determine who is liable for your child’s pain. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, knows how to produce results in Bloomington while respecting the sensitivity of your case. You can rely on us during this trying stage of your life.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Bloomington, call (800) 641-8998
What Types of Injuries Result from Medical Negligence?
The spectrum of birth injuries is vast, and we’ve seen children suffer from:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain injury
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) from baby formula
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)/oxygen deprivation
- Fractured collarbones
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain bleed
- Meconium aspiration
- Bacterial meningitis/GBS positive
- Spinal cord injuries
- Erb’s palsy
- Stillbirth or death
We want to help your family however we can.
What Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Can do to Help Your Family
Our law firm tailors our representation to you as a client. We will determine what your goals are for your case. We will also accommodate any requests that you have of us. You may want us to handle the entirety of your case while leaving you to your child—that’s completely fine. Our team can:
- Conduct an investigation, gathering medical records, witness accounts, video footage, and any other relevant evidence
- Speak with your doctors, who may provide unrivaled insight into your child’s condition
- Hire medical specialists and experts to assist us with your case
- File your case in the appropriate legal venue
- Negotiate on your behalf
- Resolve your case, either through a settlement or at trial
We respect the delicate nature of birth injury cases. As a parent, your instinct is to ensure that your child is receiving the care they need. At the same time, your family may face struggles and costs that range well into the future. A legal case does not have to take away from your child’s continued recovery, particularly if we handle the case for you.
The possible result of your case—a financial recovery—may help you finance your child’s medical treatments and other needs.
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What Recoverable Losses do Birth Injury Victims Have?
Every birth injury victim is a person with unique symptoms. The specifics of your child’s injury will partially determine their losses. As a family, a birth injury may:
- Cause physical pain for your child
- Cause emotional distress for both you and your child
- Impair your child’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development
- Impose a high cost for medical care, equipment, specialized education, and other injury-related needs
- Require your child to live with you as an adult
- Require you to attend counseling, take medications, and pursue other treatments for trauma
A financial recovery may cover all of these losses. Especially important is the cost of medical care. Your child may need surgery, ongoing therapy, and various treatments for the foreseeable future. Anyone responsible for your child’s injury should help you shoulder the cost of care—if not, pay it completely.
You May Have a Short Time to Seek Justice for Your Child
The deadline for a birth injury lawsuit can slip by if you don’t act quickly. All you have to do is contact our firm, and we can help determine which deadline applies to your case.
Reach Out to Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Today to Discuss How We Can Help
You must be comfortable with any legal team that is going to represent your child in Bloomington’s legal arena. Our team is here 24/7 to answer your call. We will listen to your child’s story and respond to any questions or concerns that you have.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 641-8998 for a free consultation. Our birth injury attorneys represent victims on a contingency-fee basis. If we don’t secure a recovery for your child, you owe us nothing.