Some birth injuries are caused by natural complications that no amount of care or attention to detail could have prevented. However, there are many instances in which the negligence of an obstetrician or hospital nurse can cause lifelong injuries to the mother and baby.
If you or your child have been harmed by a delivery room doctor or nurse, our St. George birth injury attorneys at 1LAW can help you take legal action against the guilty party. They’ll win payment to compensate for all your present and future medical expenses, as well as the pain and suffering your child has experienced during this difficult time.
When doctors and midwives act irresponsibly in the delivery room, there’s a lot that can go wrong. The lawyers at our firm can attest to that, as they’ve worked on claims for a number of different birth injuries in St. George.
No matter how complicated or serious your newborn’s injury is, our attorneys will be able to determine who is responsible for it and secure the payment you need to give your child a healthy future. Delivery room negligence can lead to any of the following injuries:
A St. George birth injury lawyer can win you compensation to cover any procedure or medication your child needs to recover from their injury and manage any lasting conditions. While birth injury settlements are perfect for paying medical bills, they can also be used to cover a number of other losses.
If you had to take time off from work to tend to your child and take them to doctor’s appointments, an attorney can secure payment to make up for the wages you weren’t able to earn. You can also get compensation for the pain, suffering, and mental distress that the delivery room accident has caused you and your child to experience.
If your newborn is left with permanent injuries, it may be hard for them to support themselves later in life. In that case, your birth injury lawyer can request damages for lost opportunities and reduced earning capacity. These damages will give your child the money they need to live a normal and fulfilling life, despite the setbacks they’ve been burdened with.
When it comes to birth injuries, there are a few different parties that may be held financially liable. The attorneys at our firm will investigate the accident your child was injured in to find out who they should file a claim against. Your lawyer will consider the following party’s when determining liability:
Once your lawyer has all the evidence they need to hold the guilty party liable for your losses, they’ll file a claim with their insurance company. If insurance negotiations go well, you’ll receive a settlement that will help you give your child a bright future. If the insurance company refuses to settle, our lawyers will pursue compensation through a civil lawsuit.
When you work with an attorney from 1LAW, you’ll get an advocate who’s an expert in their field and has successfully handled claims for hundreds of birth injury victims. You’ll also benefit from a variety of different helpful qualities that all our attorneys posses, including:
Your lawyer will be available to answer any question you have about your case, no matter how complicated. They’ll also keep you informed on the status of your claim throughout the entire process. If there are any new developments regarding your birth injury claim or if your attorney is getting close to reaching a settlement, they’ll let you know ASAP.
If you’re seeking compensation for a birth injury, you’ll want to hire a lawyer who has experience at the negotiating table. That’s because the majority of birth injury cases are resolved with a settlement from the guilty party’s insurance company.
Our St. George birth injury lawyers are seasoned negotiators and know how to coax insurers into offering a fair settlement. They won’t stop until they reach an agreement that benefits you and your newborn.
Another quality to look for in a lawyer is organizational skills. That’s because there are a number of different rules and deadlines that must be followed in order for your birth injury claim to be a success.
For instance, Utah Code Ann. § 78B-3-404 states that all birth injury claims in St. George must be filed within two years of the injury date. Our lawyers will make sure your claim is filed correctly and in accordance with Utah’s statute of limitations. That way, you’ll have the best chance possible at receiving payment for your losses.
Our attorneys do everything they can to help families struggling with birth injuries get the representation they deserve. When you work with a lawyer from our firm, you’ll never have to use your own money to cover our fees. That’s because we work for a contingency fee, or portion of your overall compensation.
We also offer a more money guarantee to birth injury clients. That means we’ll use our connections with St. George-based hospitals and doctors to get you a discount on your child’s medical treatments and procedures. In the unlikely event that we are unable to secure a discounted rate, we’ll happily lower our contingency fee by $500!
Don’t let the careless actions of a hospital worker stop your child from living a healthy and happy life. Contact a St. George birth injury attorney from 1LAW today to get the affordable and reliable representation you need to help your child.
Our legal team has decades of combined experience fighting for mothers and fathers of injured children. They’ll use their resources and legal expertise to secure the highest amount of compensation possible for you and your family. To learn more about your rights as the parent of an injured newborn, use our free legal chat service.