August 15, 2018

My Baby Was Injured During Birth – What Are My Rights?

Birth Injury

One of the most difficult things that parents can go through is the terrible experience of their child being injured during birth. At GCW, we have stood with parents through these tragedies. When injuries occur because of a medical provider’s negligence, GCW can offer the assistance your family needs in difficult times.

Not every birth injury is caused by medical malpractice, but when malpractice is the cause, parents may be entitled to compensation for their injured child.

You Have the Right to Competent Medical Care

Most medical professionals are hard-working, skilled, and good at what they do. But they are human:  even the best health care provider can make a costly mistake.  And sometimes providers are dismissive and insensitive, which leads to critical errors.  Licensed medical professionals have an obligation to do their work in a way that meets certain professional standards. If they fail to meet those standards, and that failure harms a patient, they may have committed medical malpractice.

Depending on the circumstances, any of these could be medical malpractice in Wisconsin if the mistakes result in injury to a baby before, during, or after birth:

  • Mistakes made because of carelessness
  • Mistakes made because the medical provider does not have the knowledge he or she should have
  • Injuries caused deliberately. These are very rare, but, sadly, they do happen. For example, recently a Wisconsin nurse was accused of abusing newborns.
  • Failure to provide required oversight

Medical malpractice cases are complicated. You need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to guide you through the process, from start to finish.

You May Have the Right to Compensation for Your Child’s Injuries

If your child was injured during birth, you may be able to get compensation that can help your child and your family. Compensation may be available for:

  • Medical expenses for treatment, medication, and rehabilitation services relating to problems the birth injury caused
  • Wages lost because a parent needs to spend more time taking care of the child
  • Expenses for assistance needed in the home
  • Pain and suffering

Compensation may include amounts you have already paid, amounts you are paying now, and amounts that a court expects you will have to pay in the future.

You Deserve a Good Birth Injury Lawyer

As you go through this difficult time, having the right lawyers by your side can help you prepare for the future. At GCW, we are determined to see that you get all the assistance the law allows. We are passionate about pursuing justice. If healthcare providers failed to meet the standards of their professions, we will leave no stone unturned in our quest to get you all the compensation you deserve.

In the complicated area of birth injury law, experience, knowledge, skill, and dedication all count. At GCW, our record speaks for itself. For example, we won a $2.9 million jury verdict for a baby injured during birth. To find out more about what we can do for you, call us toll free at 888-357-7661, or contact us through our website for a free consultation.

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