Do Legal Options Exist for Birth Injuries?
If your child has been injured during or after birth, there are a few legal options that you have available.
In the event that your baby has suffered from a birth injury, it can be an emotional time for everyone involved. An attorney can help with the options that you have in filing a claim while giving you as much information as possible about the injury and how any compensation awarded will be received.
After being told about the options that you have, you can then make an informed decision about how you want to proceed with filing a claim and when to settle outside of court.
Discussing Your Options with Your Lawyer
Your attorney will be able to examine the evidence presented and know what to look for regarding injuries and the severity of the injuries. Your attorney will also know how the legal system operates and the best way to approach the situation when filing a claim.
At times, it's better to go to trial in order to get more compensation. However, if your attorney feels that the insurance company and other people responsible will be easy to work with, then you might be able to settle outside of court.
When you meet with your attorney, you need to present all of the documents that you have as well as statements and treatment plans from all doctors who have been involved in the care of your baby.
Some of the things that your attorney will be able to determine is whether the injury was caused by any kind of malpractice, which would mean that a suit could be filed against the doctor and the hospital as well.
The accountability of the injury will be addressed because an insurance company will need to know who was responsible before any kind of settlement is reached.
At Brown & Barron, our Baltimore birth injury attorneys represent individuals who have infants harmed as a result of negligence. Birth injuries are very dangerous and we’re here to seek justice. Trust that we can work hard to help you.