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Discuss Your Potential Legal Options With Our Birth Injury Lawyers
If your child was injured during the labor or delivery process, deciding your next step can be very overwhelming. You may not have even realized your child was injured at birth for weeks, months or even years. Because of this, it can be difficult to know who was responsible for your child’s injury.
The first step in getting legal help is to contact an experienced birth injury attorney to discuss your situation as soon as possible. Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. helps families seek the truth as well as monetary compensation for damages that a child may sustain as a result of medical negligence during labor and delivery.
Why Is It Important to Call a Birth Injury Lawyer?
If you suspect that medical negligence caused your child’s birth injury, discuss your situation with an experienced birth injury attorney. You may be able to recover monetary compensation from the parties responsible.
An experienced birth injury lawyer can help you understand your legal options. The attorney will review your medical records and work with medical experts to investigate your case and determine whether negligence caused your child’s birth injury.
Many states have limitations on the time you have to bring a birth injury claim. Speaking with a knowledgeable attorney is imperative to getting your child the help he or she deserves.
Understanding Birth Injury Claims and Statutes of Limitations
In the United States, when a child is injured as a result of medical negligence, there may be two separate claims to file. Each of these claims has a different statute of limitations that applies. The first claim is for damages to the parents, which may include:
- Maternal injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses of the mother and of the baby
- Damage to the parent-child relationship
This statute is typically very short, in some cases as little as one year.
The second claim includes damages for injury to the child, which may include:
- Past, current and future medical expenses
- Past and future wage loss claims or loss of earning capacity
- Past and future pain
- Past and future suffering
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
Depending on the state, this statute may be as little as one year. Some states have statutes that extend the period of time that a claim may be brought for a minor.
Additionally, claims against certain governmental entities may have a shorter time period. Regardless of your state, it is extremely important to reach out to a knowledgeable attorney who can evaluate your claim and explain the time limits you have to file a lawsuit.