Questioning a doctor’s decisions is not easy. After all, you trusted them during the most vulnerable time in your life. However, if your baby was injured, that trust is broken, and you may wonder what options you have.
A San Antonio birth injury attorney can investigate your situation and pursue damages for your child’s necessary healthcare expenses. Ben Crump Law, PLLC advocates for people who need justice the most. We offer free, no-obligation consults.
Compensation Should Account for Each of Your Losses
We believe every loss should be considered in your claim or lawsuit, including long-term costs. The other party may look at your child’s injury from one angle, but we understand that it can touch many corners of your family’s life.
Consequentially, we will seek:
The Cost of Your Child’s Necessary Healthcare Expenses
Your child deserves to be taken care of, both now and in the future. Armed with information from you, your doctors, and your medical records, we negotiate to reimburse related costs, such as:
- Imaging tests
- Specialist consultations
- Physical therapy
- Medical equipment
- Long-term care
Diagnosis and treatment could require visiting multiple doctors and specialists. For instance, Mayo Clinic mentions that cerebral palsy (CP) may merit expensive appointments with pediatric neurologists or child development specialists.
Likewise, long-term specialized care and complications can be included in our assessment. Spinal cord injuries are prone to re-hospitalizations for illnesses, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC). Those issues are related to the injury and therefore eligible for damages.
Don’t talk yourself out of seeking help for even “minor” expenses. If it helps your child heal from this injury, it should be included.
Your Lost Income and Other Job-Related Benefits
You may have needed (or will need) to take time off work to give your child the care and attention they need. While the injury happened to your baby, your lost income could be eligible for compensation, including lost:
- Freelance gigs
Additionally, if your infant’s condition will affect their ability to work in the future, their financial losses can also be considered. Damages for reduced earning capacity can compensate your child for their future losses.
Our birth injury lawyers can talk to your San Antonio doctor, as well as economists, to identify those losses.
Therapy and Pain and Suffering
When considering all facets of your case, we don’t neglect the emotional and psychological toll on you and your child. We can pursue compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
Payment for therapy sessions and medications are straightforward, while personal damages are based on your family’s personal experience. We work closely with your family to pursue the awards you deserve.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving San Antonio, call 800-959-1444
We’re Committed to Your Family’s Legal Interests
When your child’s health is involved, you want a team willing to go as far as necessary to support your case. We care about you and your child, and we prove that by offering:
- Free consultations
- No fees until we win
- 24/7 availability
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we are proud of our national recognition, but we are also dedicated to providing personalized attention.
We Will Stand by Your Side Throughout Your Case’s Duration
Some negligent parties and insurance companies drag out cases, hoping injured parties eventually accept low settlements or give up. We are undeterred and instead, provide support through every legal stage, pushing forward when the opposing party drags their feet.
- Listen to your story during your free case review.
- Gather records and information.
- Consult experts to understand your case.
- Attempt to negotiate a settlement.
- File a lawsuit if we can’t reach a settlement.
- Compile more evidence and conduct interviews.
- Consult the other party again to negotiate.
- Proceed to trial if all parties can’t agree.
You’ll notice “if” statements in that list. Birth injury cases don’t always require all eight steps. In many cases, we reach out-of-pocket settlements––sometimes, even hours before going to court.
In other words, each case is unique. We take advantage of every opportunity to negotiate. We want to spare you the hassle of a trial. However, we won’t back down if the other party refuses to settle.
You deserve full acknowledgment of your child’s birth injury, and our attorneys will fight to get it from that San Antonio healthcare provider.
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Medical Providers Must Render an Acceptable Standard of Care
As a form of medical malpractice, birth injury cases can be complicated by legal and medical jargon. We don’t want you to be confused about your case or rights. You could have grounds for a lawsuit if a doctor caused injury by failing to:
- Monitor your child’s heartbeat
- Monitor the mother’s pre-existing health conditions, like preeclampsia or gestational diabetes
- Address complications
- Address fetal distress
- Perform a C-section quickly
- Perform a C-section at all
- Use forceps or vacuum extractor properly
We Advocate for Children Suffering from These Conditions
Failures by doctors, nurses, techs, and other staff can cause several conditions, some that heal quickly and others that leave lifelong scars. For example, failure to use forceps properly carries a high risk of birth injuries (according to Merck Manual) such as Erb’s palsy.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we handle cases involving:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Brain bleeds
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Oxygen deprivation
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Fractured collarbones
- Shoulder dystocia
- Meconium aspiration
- Bacterial meningitis/GBS positive
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) from baby formula
- Other injuries or conditions
Even if your child’s injury isn’t on this list, you could have a case if a doctor’s negligent actions caused it. We investigate on your behalf.
We Offer Free Case Reviews
When you entered that San Antonio medical facility, you did not expect your child to suffer harm. Our birth injury attorneys can work to hold the at-fault party accountable for this unexpected tragedy.
You did not deserve this, and your child did not deserve this. What you deserve is justice. Begin your free case review by dialing (800) 641-8998.