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The Biggest Reason Most Parents Don’t File Birth Injury Claims

Oct 25, 2021

Birth injuries are common, yet birth injury lawsuits are not. Why do so many parents not pursue compensation for the many birth injury-related costs they’ll face, especially when a healthcare provider’s negligence was the cause?

The answer is simple: Most parents don’t even realize that their child’s injury was the result of medical negligence.

Healthcare Providers Rarely Tell Parents About Negligence

It’s not surprising that healthcare providers don’t like to admit their mistakes. Doing so could result in a medical malpractice claim against them or the facilities where they work.

Unfortunately, that lack of transparency has dire consequences for families who have experienced a serious birth injury. They might face immediate financial costs for the treatment of their child’s condition, not to mention the many expenses they’ll encounter in the months and years following the injury.

When parents don’t know that those injuries were preventable and the result of medical negligence, they aren’t equipped with the knowledge needed to file a birth injury claim. Filing a birth injury claim is the best way to seek compensation for the medical treatment, ongoing care, and life challenges the child may suffer.

Some Parents Mistakenly Think Filing Birth Injury Claims Is Expensive

Even when some parents do suspect that their child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence, they might think filing a claim is cost-prohibitive. In truth, not filing a birth injury claim presents far more financial obstacles than filing a claim.

The immediate and long-term costs of dealing with a serious birth injury can have devastating financial repercussions for a family. To deal with the child’s needs, parents might also find it difficult to work the same hours they did prior to the injury, which could impact their incomes and make it even more challenging to pay injury-related costs.

Many birth injury attorneys, including those at Fieger Law, work strictly on a contingency fee basis. That means we don’t get paid unless we win your family compensation. This is our way of ensuring you don’t shoulder any costs if your claim is unsuccessful.

As a Parent, You Have the Right to Explore Your Legal Options

Just like there are no upfront or hidden costs for hiring a birth injury lawyer, there are also no fees for case reviews. Our team offers free, no-obligation case assessments. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your case with an experienced attorney and get feedback about your claim’s potential.

It’s likely you’re not sure whether medical negligence was the cause of your child’s injury. That’s true of many parents who eventually decide to file a claim. An experienced attorney will be able to look at the facts of your case, conduct research, and determine whether negligence contributed to your child’s injury.

Contact Fieger Law to Speak to Our Team

You have the right to explore your options, and we can help. If your child suffered a birth injury, and you want answers, simply reach out to the Detroit birth injury lawyers at Fieger Law. We help clients across the U.S. get the compensation they’re entitled to by law.