Infants and young children can’t speak for themselves when injured. Parents undoubtedly want to do this for them, but after a birth injury, it can be challenging to have your voice heard.
The Silver Spring birth injury lawyers at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can be your loudspeaker. Our team can draw attention to your case and fight for your compensation.
Our Lawyers Defend Your Right to Damages in Montgomery County, Maryland
You should not have to pay to rectify a mistake made by someone else, especially if that mistake cost your child their health. The awards from your claim or lawsuit help defray the expense of diagnosis, treatment, and ramifications of a birth injury, including:
- Emergency care
- Diagnostic testing
- Medical equipment
- Therapy and recovery
- Home modifications
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of independence
- Changed quality of life
Additional Losses You May Have Suffered
Even if a cost or loss you experienced isn’t listed, it could make you eligible for reimbursement or payment from your case’s awards. Any losses related to the injury are compensable, and you could be paid for the full amount.
The only exceptions are damages like pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of independence, and reduced quality of life. These are non-economic awards – they aren’t based on bills but are relative to what you and your child experienced. Maryland places a limit on non-economic awards, with the amount based on the year of the injury or its discovery (Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. § 3-2A-09).
Nonetheless, we can pursue the amount of non-economic awards appropriate for your case. Your personal, emotional, and physical experiences deserve that recognition.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Silver Spring, call (800) 641-8998
How Much Compensation Can You and Your Family Receive?
Birth injuries can vary from bruises and fractures to permanent brain damage. Families are compensated based on what their child experienced. Our birth injury attorneys serve Silver Spring families like you by evaluating the injury’s:
For example, according to Merck Manual, injuries to the brachial plexus, causing paralysis or weakness in the arm and shoulder, sometimes require physical or occupational therapy or surgery. Those cases might receive more compensation to pay for treatment, compared to fractures that resolve without as much intervention.
Permanent Consequences of a Birth Injury Can Point to a Higher Settlement
Other birth injuries can cause permanent consequences, like cerebral palsy, hypoxic brain injuries, or even spinal cord injuries. The expense of medical equipment, everyday care, and lifelong needs can prompt us to pursue higher award amounts.
Whatever your child suffered, our birth malpractice lawyers will investigate how the injury affected every corner of their life (and yours as their caretaker).
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We Stand Up to Negligence So That You don’t Have to
The medical field is used to dealing with malpractice claims. Johns Hopkins Medicine reports that 10 percent of all U.S. deaths are caused by medical errors; clearly, mistakes are common. Doctors often claim their behavior was adequate or valid under the circumstances.
However, at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we have experience standing up to powerful institutions. We do not hesitate to take on negligent doctors, hospitals, care facilities, and other staff, even in complex malpractice cases. We can help if:
- Your version of events is being contested
- Doctors and other staff are avoiding responsibility
- Hospitals or administrators cover for negligent employees
- You are unsure how to obtain evidence
- Your case or injuries are being undervalued
- You feel pressured to accept a settlement
- You are unsure who to hold responsible
Don’t let a doctor gaslight you about what you and your child experienced. Don’t let an insurance company intimidate you into accepting less than your case is worth. Don’t let a negligent party get away with harming your child. Do take advantage of our free consultation to learn how our birth injury lawyers help Silver Spring malpractice victims like you.
What Does It Cost to Hire a Birth Injury Lawyer From Ben Crump Law, PLLC?
Our goal as your representation is to lessen your worries, not add to them. If the cost of hiring us is a concern, let us alleviate it now—we don’t charge any fees during your case. When you receive your compensation, we receive our payment.
We also keep in mind the cost of time and effort in pursuing a case. To that end, we are available 24/7 to answer questions, address concerns, and keep you updated on developments.
We Handle All Types of Birth Injury Cases in Silver Spring
To demonstrate negligence, we connect a healthcare worker’s actions or decisions with your child’s injury. Negligence can be due to a mistake, poor judgement, or even failure to act at all. Examples include:
- Failure to diagnose
- Late diagnosis
- Failure in taking medical history
- Medication and anesthesia errors
- Delivery mistakes
- Failure to perform a C-section
- Mistakes using forceps or vacuum
- Failure to sterilize instruments
- Inadequate monitoring
- Failure to test
- Aftercare mistakes
Additional Forms of Medical Negligence
Sometimes, doctors and staff must make critical decisions without delay, and mistakes can happen. However, it is negligence when another doctor in a similar situation would have behaved differently. The key question is, “Did this doctor provide adequate care?”
For example, a long, difficult labor, a large child, or an abnormal birthing position such as breech increase the risk of birth injuries. A doctor should know this. The following are all negligent behaviors – because the doctor knew the risks:
- Failing to monitor the mother and child
- Intervene to shorten difficult labor
- Perform a C-section in a timely manner
Moreover, doctors aren’t the only ones who can be held liable. Nurses, lab techs, administrators, and hospitals at large can be held accountable or share liability. The path to a birth injury can involve several decisions, and our injury team will investigate each step.
What Types of Birth Injuries Qualify?
We can take on any injury case that resulted from negligence, including:
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Nerve damage
- Brain injuries
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We Are Available Now to Answer Your Questions
Do you suspect a Silver Spring doctor or healthcare professional of negligence in your child’s birth? Ben Crump Law, PLLC wants to hear about it. Call our office today at (800) 641-8998 for your free consultation with a member of the team.