At least 28,000 babies are born with a birth injury every year, the majority of which are easily preventable with adequate and proper medical care. You might be devastated and overwhelmed by the mounting medical bills associated with treating and caring for this unforeseen injury, but this should not be your burden to bear. When birth injuries occur, parents have a right to hold the at-fault parties responsible and seek compensation that will help them care for their child in the aftermath of this terrible event.
What is a Compensation Claim for a Birth Injury?
Birth injury lawsuits are filed against the healthcare providers or hospital that acted negligently, or did not uphold the standard of care, resulting in the child’s birth injuries. Compensation for such cases is usually divided into two categories: economic and non-economic damages. Non-economic damages usually consist of compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-quantifiable damages that are generally not considered economic. Economic damages refer to medical costs, physical and occupational therapy costs, lost wages, and any other economic costs or losses related to the baby’s birth injuries.
Prior to filing a claim, be sure you have a valid case. Here are some important factors that should apply to your case:
Did My Healthcare Provider Cause My Child’s Birth Injuries?
If you are not sure if your healthcare provider caused your child’s birth injuries, review these common types of negligence to see if any of them might apply to you:
What Can I Expect to Receive From a Birth Injury Compensation Claim?