If you or your child suffered birth injuries, you can hold the responsible parties accountable for their medical negligence via insurance claim or lawsuit. A Savannah birth injury lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can guide you through every step of the legal process.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Has a Successful Track Record
“Ben Crump may be the hardest working attorney in the country,” as New York Magazine dictates.
At our firm, we are committed to getting all our clients the compensation and the justice they need to move forward. In doing so, we have achieved some of the following financial awards for them:
- $411 million for a car accident victim who was also a US veteran retiree
- $8.7 for someone who was paralyzed due to a car accident
- $1.475 million for a woman who fell victim to medical malpractice
- $1 million for a premises liability accident that resulted in a young boy’s death
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Savannah, call (800) 641-8998
Financial Awards in Birth Injury Cases
Birth injuries can result in many unanticipated expenses for your child. These expenses can be costly and ongoing, depending on the severity and permanency of the birth injury to your child.
If medical negligence caused a birth injury to your child, you may be eligible to collect various types of compensation, including awards for:
- Medical care for the past, present, and future
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
- Home health and personal care
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life due to permanent disabilities
- Specialized educational needs
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning power
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
No limits exist on economic awards in birth injury or medical malpractice cases. Economic forms of compensation are those that you can easily document with bills or tangible losses, such as medical bills or home health care costs.
Financial awards for non-economic damages like pain and suffering, however, are limited by Georgia law. Under O.C.G.A. § 51-13-1, you can recover a maximum of $350,000 in non-economic damages from a single medical facility in a medical malpractice case.
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Legal Services That We Can Provide You
From a legal perspective, a birth injury case is a type of medical malpractice case. These types of cases can be complex. State law establishes notice requirements, deadlines, and other intricacies that can be challenging to understand. We are here to explain all aspects of your birth injury claim and answer your questions about how the process works.
Additionally, a lawyer with our firm can perform many of the routine functions that are necessary in any Savannah birth injury case. We want you to be able to concentrate on your child, not legal issues. As a result, we will:
- Review medical records and interview witnesses
- Enlist expert witnesses to evaluate the situation
- Comply with all legal deadlines and requirements
- Negotiate with the insurance to resolve your case
If a settlement is impossible, we will not stop there. We will file a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf and pursue a financial award to compensate you for your birth injury-related losses.
Time Limits on Birth Injury Cases in Georgia
O.C.G.A. § 9-3-71 generally allows injury victims only two years from the date of their injuries to file their medical malpractice case in court. However, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-73 states that when a minor is under the age of five at the time of the injury, this two-year period does not begin running until the injury victim turns five years old.
Inthe event your loved one dies as a result of their birth injuries, O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 generally gives you two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Whatever deadline applies to you, it is important that you comply with it so that you don’t risk missing out recovering any damages.
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Legal Services That You Can Afford
We offer you a free, no-risk, no-obligation case review to see if you have a legally valid birth injury claim. You can explain the circumstances that led to the birth injury to your child and we can evaluate your potential case. Together, we can determine your options and how or whether you want to move forward with your case.
A birth injury often results in unexpected medical bills and more time away from work than you anticipated. We know the financial pressures that a birth injury can bring to the family. As a result, you pay us nothing up front, and nothing at all, until you receive an award in your case.
Liability and Responsibility for the Birth Injury to Your Child
Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals on a birthing team must exercise a reasonable standard of care when attending to the birth of a child. When their level of care falls below this standard, they may have committed medical negligence. If their careless behavior injures the child, then they may be liable for the costs of those injuries.
You must establish four separate elements of medical negligence to prove your case. These elements include:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed between you, your child, and the medical team.
- Some action or inaction is in violation of the duty of care that another reasonable medical professional would exercise in a similar scenario.
- The violation directly leads to the incident causing injuries to your child.
- Your child and/or your family member suffers injuries and other losses as a result.
Get Legal Representation Today in Your Birth Injury Case
A birth injury can result in high medical expenses and other losses that may last a lifetime. You can count on a birth injury lawyer with our firm serving Savannah to assist you throughout every stage of your case. We can work to get compensation for your losses while you focus on helping your child recover and rehabilitate following a birth injury.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 641-8998 and get a free consultation about your case. Learn more about how you may be eligible for compensation in your birth injury case.