Do you believe that your child has sustained preventable birth injuries? Birth injury cases have devastating consequences for the family members but a birth injury malpractice claim or a birth injury lawsuit filed by an experienced attorney can help you to recover compensation that may be necessary to pay for your child’s medical care going forward.
Hiring a Birth Injury Lawyer in Toronto
The birth injury law firm you’ll select will have an important impact on the outcome of the case and you deserve to have a birth attorney injury like those at Diamond & Diamond who care about the outcome for you and your family. Birth injury cases can significantly damper how the family is able to move on with their life and may lead to lifelong medical care and medical expenses for a child, who never should have been injured in the first place.
The celebration of bringing a new child into your home can be significantly affected by a birth injury. A birth injury or pediatric injury refers to any damage that happens during the birthing process, when blood flow or oxygen have been restricted due to forces such as birthing medical devices like vacuums or forceps.
Protecting the Rights of Children and Parents
There are many different causes including delayed caesarean sections, breached delivery, and fetal distress; many of which could have been avoided with appropriate medical care. Proper monitoring and skilled clinical staff in conjunction with planning can help to minimize the chances of the birth injury, but when a birth injury has already occurred and has negatively affected your child, you deserve to have the experience provided by a dedicated lawyer.
Some of the most common results of birth injuries in Ontario include; Autism, skull fractures, mental retardation, still births, seizures, bleeding in the brain, collar bone fractures, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brain swelling, torn facial nerves from forceps and injury to the brain cells form the lack of oxygen.
Support for Long-Term Treatment of Serious Conditions
Treatment for your child’s birth injury will depend on the initial injury itself. Birth injuries such as minor lacerations and bruising will often heal quickly without prolonged medical treatments, but the severity of your child’s birth injury could dictate lifelong medical treatments.
Make sure you file your birth injury claim not later than two years from the date of the injury or the date of the discovery of the injury.
Committed Legal Support During a Difficult Time
The lawyers at Diamond & Diamond are experienced birth injury attorneys who work hard on behalf of their clients to recover maximum compensation, either in settlement agreements or in litigation. A free no obligation consultation will tell you more about how the law firm operates and whether or not you have grounds to pursue a legal claim.
The discovery of a birth injury may significantly affect your child’s life as well as your own and you deserve to have the resources presented by a dedicated law firm that has been practicing in this field for many years.
While some birth injuries cannot be avoided, far too many result from errors associated with nurses, obstetricians, midwives or any other health care provider.
These families will now be in the position of desperately needing to recover compensation to care for a baby with mental and physical handicaps.
General errors can be made during the pregnancy and delivery process, including inadequate prescreening, pregnancy related hypertension, and misinterpretation of the bio-physical profile on a test.
Mistakes can also be made in the delivery, when the baby’s shoulder gets caught on the pelvic bone, which can lead to a number of different types of injuries, including damage to the brachial plexus, Erb’s palsy and brain damage. Cerebral palsy may develop due to delayed delivery and this is a group of disorders that permanently affects the baby’s muscle coordination or body movement.
Fetal distress or mother distress should be identified early on during the birthing process to give the family the best possible opportunity to avoid injuries to the child as well as the mother.
A birth injury lawyer in Ontario like those working at Diamond & Diamond will spring into action immediately after it has been identified that the child has suffered life threatening injuries or those disabilities that may affect them for many years to come. The support of a lawyer should be a top priority for a family that has sustained a birth injury for the child. The right lawyer can be identified with the help of an initial consultation.