As is the case with most personal injury lawsuits involving negligence, birth injury lawsuits must be filed within a specified period of time. Known as the statute of limitations, this time limit creates a strict deadline for pursuing a lawsuit against the party or parties that caused your child, or you, harm. Should that time limit expire, victims and families will be barred from pursuing legal action and recovering compensation for their damages. Continue reading Statute of Limitations in Birth Injury Cases
Cerebral palsy is a term that describes a group of movement disorders which result from damage to areas of the brain responsible for muscle and motor control. A non-progressive disease, cerebral palsy can create a lifetime of physical limitations, and can range in severity depending on how severely the bran was damaged. Continue reading Is Cerebral Palsy Preventable?
Determining when an injured patient has the right to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit can be a difficult and confusing matter for many victims and families. Often, this confusion stems from the complex nature of medical science and questions about whether injuries could and should have been prevented. While medical advancements have allowed health care providers to treat a range of injuries and ailments successfully, doctors, specialists, and other medical professionals are still not able to treat every ailment, guarantee perfect outcomes, or eliminate all risks associated with treatment. However, they must still provide an acceptable level of care. Continue reading Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
Birth injuries have the potential to alter the lives of families in profound and permanent ways. Apart from injuries sustained by newborns – including brain damage, cerebral palsy, and injuries resulting from C-sections – mothers can also suffer serious injuries when medical professionals fail to provide an acceptable standard of care. Continue reading Medical Malpractice: Birth Injuries to Mothers
Medical malpractice comes in many forms. While many people associate the term “malpractice” with medical mistakes such as surgical errors or medication errors, there are other forms of medical negligence that can lead to preventable patient injuries. This includes malpractice claims that stem from situations where health care providers performed unauthorized procedures or treatment. These types of medical malpractice cases are known as violations of patient consent, or lack of consent claims. Continue reading The Role of Informed Consent in Medical Malpractice Cases
Birth injury cases are civil lawsuits that provide victims and families with the opportunity to secure justice and financial compensation for the preventable harm they have suffered. Because birth injury claims involve concepts of medical malpractice – such as what constitutes substandard care and whether injuries could and should have been prevented – they can make for difficult cases and cause considerable confusion among families. This is why it becomes critically important for victims to voice their questions and concerns personally with their attorney. Continue reading Questions to Ask Your Birth Injury Attorney at the First Meeting