Children have no control over the events of their birth. When a child enters the world suffering from a serious injury, the at-fault care provider holds responsibility.
As parents, you can’t control what happened to your child, but you can control what happens next. With the help of an Erie birth injury attorney, you can pursue justice for the wrong done to your baby. Ben Crump Law, PLLC is ready to listen to your story today. We offer free consults.
We Seek the Compensation Your Family Deserves
Part of pursuing justice is demanding the responsible party pay for your child’s injury-related losses. You should not have to pay for someone else’s mistake.
Financial recovery should cover:
- Medical expenses, both now and in the future
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced earning capacity
- The cost of modifying your family home or vehicle
These awards cover both your financial and non-financial hardships. Moreover, you can seek damages that apply to both you and your child. Our lawyers can explain more about your recoverable losses during your free case review.
We Will Determine What Constitutes a Fair Settlement Offer
What you and your family are experiencing is deeply personal. For that reason, your compensation should reflect that. We determine what damages you should receive based on your situation.
When considering your losses, we take into account your child’s:
- Health condition
- Injury’s permanence
- Quality of life
- Necessary medical treatments
- Mental health
- Future prospects
This is not to say only severe permanent injuries qualify for compensation. On the contrary, while doctors and adjusters may claim your child’s injury is “minor,” you still deserve damages to cover losses related to the injury. The negligent party created the problem that led to those expenses; they should pay.
The birth injury lawyers with Ben Crump Law, PLLC consult Erie doctors, economists, and actuaries to explore the present and future ramifications of your child’s condition.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Erie, call 800-959-1444
We Manage Everything Your Case Requires from Start to Finish
Our priority is you. That means doing whatever we can to take things off your plate, whether that’s talking to doctors and insurance adjusters, filling out paperwork, or making appointments.
Although the injured party is responsible for compiling evidence to pursue compensation, you don’t have to do that yourself. We:
- Gather medical records
- Interview witnesses
- Consult specialists
- Review the liable insurance policy’s limits
We will also keep you updated on the process. That includes:
- Reviewing settlement offers
- Filing your lawsuit’s paperwork
- Explaining legal and medical terms
- Building your case
- Negotiating prior to trial
As part of prioritizing you, we are willing to take your case all the way to court. You deserve a birth injury attorney that will fight to hold Erie doctors accountable no matter what.
We Are Accessible Throughout Your Case’s Duration
With our team on your side, you’ll always know what’s going on with your case. We want to make the claims process as simple as possible. Consequently, we make sure that:
- You can contact us regularly with questions.
- Your initial consultation is free.
- We keep you updated on your case’s progress.
- You don’t pay anything unless we win.
Knowing what’s going on in your child’s birth injury case shouldn’t be a hassle. We keep you in the loop, with no extra fees for calls, messages, or meetings.
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We Will Determine Who Is Liable for Your Child’s Birth Injury
Physicians are not the only healthcare workers who could have contributed to your infant’s injury. In fact, more than one person could have been responsible, including:
- Staff members
- Hospital equipment manufacturers
You may not even be aware of what happened. After all, childbirth is inherently overwhelming, and you were focused on your baby. Our investigators can retrace the events of the injury to identify the negligent parties.
Birth injuries are a form of medical malpractice, which can get complicated simply because medicine is a highly specialized field. Understanding all the people and choices involved requires talking to others in that specialized field. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we consult experts to ensure nothing slips through the cracks.
Types of Negligence in Birth Injury Cases
Birth injuries can result from many risk factors, from a breech birth position to misusing forceps during delivery, according to Merck Manual. Through the help of experts and other evidence, we can determine if a healthcare provider:
- Failed to notice fetal distress
- Failed to monitor fetal heartbeat
- Failed to deliver the baby quickly enough, especially in cases of distress
- Failed to monitor the mother for conditions like preeclampsia and gestational diabetes
- Failed to perform a C-section
- Failed to perform a C-section quickly enough
- Failed to properly use instruments like a forceps or vacuum extractor
- Failed to address complications promptly
Types of Cases Our Birth Injury Lawyers Handle
We’ve advocated for families with children living with these conditions:
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain injuries
- Brain bleeds
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder dystocia
- Fractured collarbones
- Bacterial meningitis/GBS positive
- Meconium aspiration
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Oxygen deprivation injuries
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) from baby formula
We also extend a compassionate, helping hand to families who have lost loved ones.
We Can Talk to You Right Now About Your Child’s Injury
If an Erie doctor hurt your child during labor or delivery due to carelessness, our birth injury attorneys can hold them responsible. Call our office today for your free consultation to get started at (800) 641-8998.