No one harmed by negligence should have to shoulder the burden of medical bills, lost income, and other losses, especially families of children who suffered birth injuries. Our Fort Worth birth injury attorneys can pursue compensation for the wrongs you and your child have suffered so that you don’t have to. Your fight is our fight.
We Consider Your Struggles When Pursuing Damages
Birth injuries range in complexity and permanence, but all come with medical bills—for your child’s diagnosis, correction, and ongoing care. Regardless of what injury your child suffered, their expenses could be covered, including:
- Imaging tests
- Specialist consultations
Even the process of uncovering what happened can qualify for damages. For instance, Mayo Clinic highlights that cerebral palsy (CP) may take months or even longer to diagnose. The steps to reach that diagnosis, and the bills associated with those steps, can be covered.
We Consider Your Child’s Future Expenses
Some birth injuries cause long-term or permanent consequences, which your settlement or court award can account for. Compensation can include:
- Follow-up appointments
- Physical therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- Occupational therapy
- At-home care
- Medical equipment
- Long-term prescriptions
Lifelong expenses add up. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) estimates the yearly expenses for a spinal cord injury can be as high as $199,637.
However, you don’t have to wrack your brain to think of possible costs or determine future losses. We consult doctors, economists, and other experts to identify long-term expenses and how they will impact you. You just focus on spending time with your child.
We Consider the Impact on Your (and your child’s) Future
Our birth injury attorneys recognize that this injury has likely affected your professional life. You may have taken time off work to address the injury, or your child’s condition may require around-the-clock care.
These losses can be reimbursed, regardless of what form your income takes:
- Wages or salary
- Side jobs
- Freelance work
Furthermore, we consider your child’s career. Although far in the future, we already know your baby suffered an injury that will affect them. We can fight for compensation to cover their reduced earning ability. Your child should be compensated for missing out on certain opportunities.
We Consider the Injury’s Emotional Fallout
Your entire family has been through trauma. That can be acknowledged through damages like:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
These forms of compensation consider the specifics of your child’s injury, your family’s situation, and the broader circumstances. After we listen to your story, we can determine a course of legal action that suits your expectations.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Fort Worth, call 800-959-1444
We Handle the Big and Small Aspects of Your Case
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, our job is twofold: we support you during the legal process, and we deal with the other party.
Our help for you includes:
- Free consultations
- 24/7 availability
- No fees unless we win
- Regular updates
- Answers to your questions
- Everyday support
Our help with the other party involves handling:
- Evidence and records
- Official statements
- Specialist and expert testimony
- Emails, calls, and other communications
- Legal term translation
- Lawsuit prep and filing
- Settlement review and negotiation
- Trial representation
Hopefully, you will not go all the way to trial—many cases settle beforehand—but we are willing to go all the way for your infant. From beginning to end, we keep you in the loop.
We Handle Evidence and Expert Testimony
Birth injury cases are a branch of medical malpractice, and technical evidence is very important. This involves explaining what caused your child’s injury, how it was negligent, and why that entitles you to damages.
To create a comprehensive portrait of what occurred, we utilize evidence from a variety of sources, such as:
- Medical records
- Witness testimony
- Expert analysis
- Specialist statements
We make special use of doctors and other experts who can speak with authority on your case’s technical aspects. By using several types and sources of evidence in your Fort Worth birth injury suit, our attorneys can craft a well-rounded case that supports you.
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We Investigate a Variety of Birth Injury Cases
Our firm has fought for injured claimants suffering from:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Fractured collarbones
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain bleeds
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Oxygen deprivation
- Meconium aspiration
- Bacterial meningitis/GBS positive
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) from baby formula
- Other injuries and conditions
If your child’s injury is not listed, our team can still offer a helping hand. Trust your instincts and consider legal help.
We Investigate What Failures Caused Your Child’s Injury
Some birth injuries can arise when a healthcare professional fails to monitor:
- Fetal heartbeat
- Signs of distress
- Signs of infection
- Risks like preeclampsia or gestational diabetes
- Difficult labor
- Fetal position
Other failures include not:
- Delivering the child quickly enough at signs of distress
- Addressing complications
- Performing a C-section promptly
- Using forceps or a vacuum extractor correctly
- Sterilizing instruments
- Properly administering or dosing medications
These mistakes extend to other parties as well, such as nurses, techs, and other hospital staff. Any healthcare worker who contributed to a birth injury can share fault. They should be held accountable to prevent your child’s situation from happening to another family.
We Want to Hear about Your Case Now
With 24/7 availability and free consultations, you can learn more about Ben Crump Law, PLLC today. Our birth injury attorneys will listen to your family’s story and construct a plan to get justice. Call today at (800) 641-8998.