The role of birth trauma lawyers is assisting the families of children who were hurt or injured during birth so that they can get compensation. In the United State alone, it's estimated that about 30 babies in every 1,000 births get hurt during birth. Some of these birth injuries are not serious and usually clear up very quickly. However, there are those serious caused by unprofessional doctors' decisions that give the right to the family to file a lawsuit.
How does one tell that a birth injury claim should be filed?
Before delivery, the doctor should have informed you of any problem that might arise. If you suspect that your baby has a birth injury that is not diagnosed, look for signs such as failure to cry normally, poor persistence nursing, and excessive limpness. Birth injuries are more likely to develop in babies who were born prematurely or who were born being very large. They are also common to mothers who have gestational diabetes.
You do not have to only proof that your baby got injured during delivery so that you can win the birth injury claim. You need also to show that the medical team committed malpractices.
Why should you file a birth injury lawsuit?
If the birth injury was serious, it could be very devastating, especially to the family. Disability is one of the most serious birth injuries that can affect the future of the child.
A birth trauma lawyer can assist the family to secure the funds that will pay all the child's medical expenses and also the funds the child can use during adulthood for self-support. The lawsuit will also compensate the family for the suffering, pain and trauma to learning that their child will be disabled even in adulthood.