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What to Do if Your Child Suffered a Birth Injury

A birth injury can be a devastating experience for both the parents and the child. The ordeal can be even more heartbreaking knowing that it could have been avoided had the medical practitioner had responded to events in the delivery room appropriately. If your child suffered an injury at birth, learn how you can take action against those responsible.

What Constitutes a Birth Injury?

When medical practitioners make mistakes during a woman’s pregnancy and delivery, either by failing to prescribe the appropriate medication, failing to monitor the baby for signs of fetal distress, pulling or twisting on the infant during delivery, and more, the baby may be left with life-long birth injuries that affect their health and mobility.

Taking Legal Action

Because most birth injuries are entirely preventable and almost always caused by medical malpractice, it is important to take action against those responsible so you can recover the compensation you need to pay for your child’s unexpected medical treatment and so that the medical practitioner cannot harm more babies in the future.

If you suspect your child suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice, do not waste any time in contacting an experienced birth injury attorney. Once the hospital learns that your child suffered a birth injury, they will likely try to offer you a settlement that may sound like enough money at first, but will not cover the medical treatment your child will likely need in the long-term.

The sooner you take legal action against the negligent medical practitioner, the sooner you will have the compensation you need to begin a life care plan for your injured child. The sad fact about birth injuries is that many of them are life-long; it’s in your best interest to secure the funds you need to get your child the specialized care will require throughout their life.

At Dolt, Thompson, Shepherd & Conway, our Louisville birth injury attorneys have the experience and financial resources needed to take on physicians, hospitals, and large insurance companies. Over the past three decades, we have secured a number of jury verdicts in birth injury cases, including jury verdicts of 18.6 and 20.8 million dollars, and we are prepared to fight for you too.

Contact us today at (502) 242-8872 to learn how we can help you.