If an obstetrician makes even the slightest mistake during delivery, the child can be left with debilitating injuries that are expensive to manage and treat. When such a tragedy occurs, the child’s parents must pursue compensation for medical expenses, reduced quality of life, and any other loss the child or family has incurred.
The attorneys at 1LAW are here for you and your child. If your newborn has suffered injuries due to the negligence of a medical professional, a West Jordan birth injury lawyer from our firm can help you file a claim. They’ll ensure that the guilty party is held responsible for the hardships you and your child have been forced to endure.
If your child has sustained a birth injury, it’s important that you hire an attorney who has experience litigating claims for children with similar conditions. Doing so will ensure that your lawyer has the expertise necessary to build a strong claim and negotiate a high-value settlement.
At 1LAW, our West Jordan birth injury lawyers successfully managed cases for several conditions and disabilities sustained during botched deliveries. They have what it takes to help your child overcome and cope with any of the following birth injuries:
These are just a few of the conditions our team can help you and your child recover from. If your newborn was diagnosed with an injury not listed above, we can still obtain compensation for their medical bills, pain, and emotional suffering.
The compensation you receive from a claim will depend on the losses you and your child have been burdened with. A birth injury lawyer from our office in West Jordan will evaluate the financial, physical, and emotional effects of your child’s injury to determine which damages you qualify for.
The damages you might receive include but aren’t limited to:
Your child may need surgery, medical treatments, medications, and regular doctor’s visits to recover from or manage their injury. These damages can cover any medical care they need to recuperate from their injury or live with their disability as comfortably as possible.
Some birth injuries require physical therapy and other rehabilitative services to treat. If your West Jordan physician recommends that your child see a physical therapist, a birth injury lawyer can secure compensation to cover your child’s therapy.
These damages can also be used to cover the cost of assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and braces, that your child needs in the future. Your lawyer will work with medical experts to determine how much compensation you might need for your child’s future medical costs.
Your child’s birth injury may result in lasting effects, physical disabilities, and permanent cognitive impairments. Such setbacks can limit your child’s ability to work and reduce the number of opportunities they have later in life.
A West Jordan attorney can obtain compensation to make up for the missed opportunities and reduce earning capacity your child might experience as a result of their birth injury. Your lawyer will call on vocational experts to help them determine how your child’s injury will affect their ability to work. That way, your attorney can secure the correct amount of compensation.
No child should be forced to suffer through a painful birth injury. If your newborn has experienced a great deal of pain, your attorney can add these damages to your claim and ensure that the guilty party is held accountable for the suffering your child has endured.
Taking your newborn to doctor’s appointments and staying home to help care for them will require you to take a significant amount of time off from work. These damages can replace a portion of the wages you miss while you manage your child’s condition.
Once your birth injury attorney has identified the damages you’re entitled to receive and built your claim, they’ll have to file it with the guilty party’s insurance company. If a negligent doctor or nurse caused your child’s injury, your lawyer will file a claim with their personal medical malpractice insurance.
If your attorney finds that the hospital was responsible for your child’s injury, they’ll take your claim to the hospital’s insurance carrier. Once they’ve brought your claim to the appropriate insurer, they’ll negotiate with representatives from the company to reach a settlement agreement that covers your expenses.
Since insurers tend to be hesitant to accept liability and offer fair compensation, this step of the process may take some time and effort to complete. Nevertheless, your attorney will work diligently to convince insurers to comply and offer a payment that covers the full extent of your monetary and non-monetary losses.
At 1LAW, we believe everyone should have access to reliable representation, regardless of their financial situation. That’s why our birth injury attorneys offer contingency-fee legal services to injury victims in West Jordan. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a contingency fee is a portion of your settlement that your lawyer will take instead of charging you out-of-pocket.
Contact us today or reach out to us on our free legal chat feature to get started on your claim. Our attorneys’ counsel and advocacy will help you get your child the medical attention they need so they can live a long and fulfilling life.