Our Phoenix birth injury lawyer knows there is nothing more exciting than the anticipated arrival of a newborn. You get the baby’s room ready. Make sure you have a crib and car seat. Family and friends pitch in. You have hopes and dreams for their future–sports, education, successful career, and more. Then, in the blink of an eye, your hopes and dreams are destroyed. Someone on the labor and delivery team fails to provide appropriate care resulting in life-altering injuries to, or death of, the baby.
Parents of children with birth injuries are in a difficult position. Caring for their child is an expensive and full-time job. It does not leave time for much else. Parents focus on caring for their child often to the detriment of their own health. You should not have to suffer because of a medical provider’s malpractice.
A Phoenix birth injury lawyer at Gage Mathers Law Group will fight to get you the compensation you need to obtain the best care for your child, relieve the burdens unnaturally thrust upon you, and work to make sure this does not happen to any other family.
With decades of experience representing birth injury victims, our Phoenix birth injury lawyer knows how to investigate your case to obtain maximum compensation for your family’s suffering.
There are many personal, financial, and legal hurdles a family faces when their child suffers a birth injury. In the immediate aftermath of the injury, you should focus on your family and yourself. A Phoenix birth injury lawyer can take the legal issues off your plate, which will help reduce your stress levels.
Our Phoenix birth injury lawyer will focus on:
The typical Phoenix birth injury lawyer will not litigate cases involving temporary birth injuries or ones that lack serious consequences. All birth injury cases are time-consuming, often taking years to litigate, and very expensive to pursue, often costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses. Those two reasons are why our Phoenix birth injury lawyer focuses on birth injury cases involving catastrophic or life-altering injuries.
The typical birth injury cases our Phoenix birth injury lawyer sees include:
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common muscle disorder in children–affecting around 2 out of every 1,000 live births. Children with CP can have varying levels of disability, affecting motor function and cognitive ability. CP can occur from abnormal brain development or damage to the brain from trauma during labor and delivery.
Brachial plexus injury affects a network of nerves in the shoulder that controls movement and sensation in the arm, hand, and fingers. A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or completely ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord.
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is brain damage from a lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain. Lack of oxygen to the brain can cause permanent brain damage, CP, or even death. HIE can occur during preeclampsia, low maternal blood pressure, umbilical cord problems, prolonged labor, unusual fetal position, infections, or premature delivery.
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication of high blood pressure in the mother. High blood pressure can damage the mother’s liver and kidneys, typically around the 20th week of pregnancy. If left undiagnosed and untreated, preeclampsia can cause premature birth, placental abruption, lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain, organ damage, eclampsia, and even death.
According to Birth Injury Guide, “of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, 6 to 8 of them are born with a birth injury.” Approximately 28,000 infants are born every year with a birth injury; put another way, 3 infants are born every hour with a birth injury. Research has shown that almost 50% of these birth injuries may be avoided by identification and planning for obstetrical risk factors.
It is difficult to predict what your birth injury case may be worth without knowing the full extent of your child’s damages. Our Phoenix birth injury lawyer will use experience and the expertise of life care planners to determine your child’s prognosis and future care needs. Prognosis and future care needs significantly influence the value of your birth injury case.
Birth injury compensation usually focuses on providing your family with enough money to cover the extensive medical expenses involved in raising a child with disabilities, as well as the supporting your child throughout their life. Compensation may also be provided to mothers who are negligently injured during childbirth.
Birth injury cases can include compensation for:
Hiring a reputable Phoenix birth injury lawyer will cost you nothing. You and your family already have enough to worry about. Our Phoenix birth injury lawyer will work on a contingency fee basis, which means there no upfront fees or costs. We only get paid if your case is successful.
The deadline for the baby’s parents to sue for their harms and losses, like loss of consortium, begins running from the date your child was born. Your child’s deadline to pursue compensation for birth injuries does not begin to run until their 18th birthday. Once the clock starts running, you have two years to either settle your claim or file a lawsuit; unless the birth injury was caused by a governmental entity or employee of one, then there are deadlines that arise only 180 days after the birth.
Don’t wait. The need to preserve evidence, especially while memories are fresh, overrides these deadlines. Contact a Phoenix birth injury lawyer as soon as possible. Memories fade and factual details blur together months and years after an event. Hiring a Phoenix birth injury attorney early can help ensure key pieces of evidence are preserved in a timely manner.
Early signs of birth injuries may include:
Some birth injuries remain undetected until a child misses early milestones like rolling over, sitting unsupported, crawling, cruising, walking, or talking. When a child fails to meet these expected milestones at the expected times, it may be a sign they’ve suffered a birth-related injury.
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Our Phoenix birth injury lawyer can help you identify resources to help you obtain the medical care, and respite care, you and your baby need. This will help reduce some of the stress and anxiety you experience as you care for your newborn. Our early involvement will enable us to timely gather evidence before it is lost, investigate why your child was injured, and begin working to hold the at-fault parties accountable.
We have access to medical experts in various specialties to investigate the cause of your child’s problems and identify future care needs. Call our experienced Phoenix birth injury lawyer now to start an investigation and pursue justice. Call (602) 258-0646 or connect with us online.
The most common causes of birth injury medical errors include:
Many birth injuries are preventable. Despite recent news stories, modern medicine has made pregnancy and delivery safer for both mother and baby. In fact, the technology and tests currently available to health care providers should make most birth injuries a thing of the past.
Unfortunately, these great resources are useless if not properly used. For example, a doctor’s judgment is no better than the information they are given. If the nurses or other providers do not relay concerns from fetal heart monitoring or escalating blood pressure in a timely manner, the doctor cannot make good decisions to protect the baby or its mother. Similarly, if the provider ignores certain key details about the condition of the mom or baby, including prenatal events leading up to labor, then their judgment might be flawed.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, please fill out the form below for your free consultation or call us at (602) 258-0646
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