Birth injuries are rather very unfortunate and I’m pretty sure that nobody want it to happen but they do end up being there due to the inabilities of the doctors, nurses or midwives and sometimes ourselves too. Birth injuries could be in both the mother or the child or even both. Birth injuries could be due to too quick deliveries or slow deliveries, abnormal position of the child during the child’s birth, forceps and vacuum extraction and other reasons. These end up damaging the tissues and vital organs of the child and the effects are shown instantly or sometimes later, when the child is growing up and maturing. Mother is also injured sometimes or she can be even traumatized due to the results of her delivery but thanks to God, due to the advancements in medicine today, the chances of birth injuries have decreased by a huge margin nowadays and if you think there was some kind of malpractice in your loved one’s delivery then you can consult a birth injury lawyer, who falls under the broader array of personal injuries lawyer so that you can take your case against a particular organization and person and win some settlement for the losses that you faced. This will also ensure that the particular person and organization is brought in the correct light. WHO IS A BIRTH INJURY LAWYER?
Many a times your delivery doesn’t go as planned due to the inability of the medical assistances as they didn’t pay complete attention to the patient or were not qualified to be in the position , then you can consult a birth injury lawyer who is going to review your case to check for any malpractices and see if your claim has any worth or not. If he finds the case good enough then he is going to take up your case.
It’s completely normal for the lawyers to file for a settlement with the responsible authorities and if both the parties come to settlement then the case gets closed or else the case gets pulled to the court. When the case gets pulled to the court both the parties have the authority to know who each party is producing as witness and what evidence one has against the other.
The parents and the child are remunerated for their medical losses, money required to treat the injuries, compensation for wasting their time as the mother may not be able to work with the physical and mental trauma and also the mental trauma caused to the parents of the child. Depending on the cases you will be remunerated for various reasons.
Always go for a lawyer who works under contingency fee, which means that the lawyer will get paid only after the case has been won and the lawyer will receive a part of the settlement as pre-decided. Most personal injury lawyers work under contingency fee as they know that most of the times its tough for parents to afford both the fees of the lawyer and the fees required in the rehabilitation for the child and the mother.