How to Select a Birth Injury Lawyer - Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
  • Wednesday, 26 February 2020

How to Select a Birth Injury Lawyer

Adding a loved one to your family should be an exciting time and one of celebration. Unfortunately, the discovery that your child has sustained a birth injury can be an overwhelming process and one that prompts you to seek help as soon as possible. A birth injury lawyer in Canada can help you to identify when a birth injury has occurred and the potentially liable parties.

What is a Birth Injury Lawyer?

A birth injury lawyer is a professional who is licensed to practice law and is able to evaluate your individual claim for birth injuries and recommend next steps. This can include filing a lawsuit that might be resolved in the settlement stage or in trial.

There are many different ways that medical negligence can contribute to birth injuries. Some of the most common birth injuries include cephalohematoma, fractures, Erb’s palsy, and cerebral palsy. Birth injuries can be caused by medical malpractice, trauma from impact during delivery, oxygen deprivation and premature birth. These injuries can impact the baby’s internal systems and can even lead to permanent injury or lifelong disability.

Choose a Birth Injury Lawyer with Connections to Medical Professionals

Given the complexities of the law and healthcare concerns related to birth injuries, it is imperative to retain a birth injury lawyer who is familiar with how these claims typically proceed. Filing a birth injury claim can be complex and yet necessary for possible recovery of compensation due to medical negligence. Your attorney should have extensive experience working in this field.

Consider What Other Qualifications the Lawyer Has

A lawyer should have a track record of success in helping other families who have suffered the devastating experience of birth injuries as well as experience in navigating this legal process.

Consult a Birth Injury Lawyer from Diamond and Diamond

The Diamond and Diamond legal team is thoroughly experienced in helping families with the difficult process of recovering from birth injuries and helping to understand how this might influence the baby’s long term recovery period.

A birth injury can be very problematic for family members to adjust to given the challenges associated with recovery and the high expenses. In some cases, a baby may never fully recover from the injuries he or she has sustained. A birth injury lawyer is there to help you navigate this process and to understand how your life may be impacted both in the short term and long term from these injuries.

Birth Injury Lawyer FAQ

What Does a Birth Injury Lawyer Do? 

A birth injury lawyer helps your family from the point of 

case intake to filing a legal claim and helping you fight for compensation.

How Long Do Birth Injury Cases Take?

 Birth injury cases can take anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on the other party, the complexity of the claim, and whether or not a fair settlement is offered.

What Are the Causes of Birth Injuries? 

Birth injuries are usually caused by trauma that occurs during the birth process, and they can be caused by medical negligence.

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