Birth injuries are the stuff of parents’ nightmares. They turn what should be a joyous experience into what could easily be a lifetime of trying and expensive medical issues. If you or your loved one has suffered from this awful experience, The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj can help you.
Birth injuries are the stuff of parents’ nightmares. They turn what should be a joyous experience into what could easily be a lifetime of trying and expensive medical issues. When you find out you are having a baby, you are filled with joyous anticipation. You ensure that you do your utmost to enjoy the waiting period while ensuring that everything is in place for the safe arrival of the baby.
It can therefore be very grievous when, after all preparations and safe practices, your baby suffers an injury during birth due to the negligent or malicious actions of the team responsible for the delivery. Certain birth injuries are severe enough that the baby’s life is forever altered, and by extension, yours too. This is to say nothing of the medical costs, the loss of income arising from your inability to work as you care for the baby, or the emotional trauma you and your family will experience.
As a parent, experiencing a birth injury to your child is one of the hardest things ever. But you should know that the law allows you to pursue the responsible parties for their negligent acts and hold them responsible. With the services of a competent and experienced birth injury lawyer, you can receive the compensation that helps correct the injustice done to you and allows your child to attain a full recovery.
At The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, we understand the pain and disappointment of a birth injury, and have helped many aggrieved parents find justice. We know how you are hurting, and understand what to do in order to secure compensation for the wrong done to you. If your child was a victim of a birth injury, reach out to us today at 312-635-0800 (Chicago) or 323-902-0730 (Los Angeles) for a free initial consultation. Our attorneys will review your case and advise you on your legal options.
Birth injuries are those sustained by an infant during labor, delivery, or after delivery. Often, these injuries occur as a result of misdiagnosis, mistreatment, or complications during labor which were made possible to misconduct on the part of healthcare professionals.
Birth injuries should not be mistaken for birth defects. Birth defects happen during a mother's pregnancy, and are typically congenital. This means they are genetic in nature and are essentially blame-free. Birth injuries happen during the labor and delivery process, and typically result in some form of injury or disability to an otherwise healthy baby.
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, nearly 157,700 injuries to babies and mothers could have been prevented. Five out of every 1,000 babies born in the US are estimated to suffer some type of birth injury. This brings forcibly to the fore, the harsh realities of medical malpractice in the United States.
If your baby suffered birth injuries as a result of the conduct of the team responsible for its birth, you may be legally entitled to seek compensation for your baby’s injuries. Reach out to us at The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj and let us get you the compensation you deserve.
We have been securing justice for our clients for over 25 years, and deeply understand the personal injury laws, including laws regarding birth injury claims. If you and your family have suffered heartache due to the acts of negligent healthcare personnel, call us for help today.
Birth injuries range from mild, to life-threatening, to life-altering. Some of these injuries can be treated easily, while others will need to be managed for as long as the child lives. Some, however, can result in the death of the baby. The most common types of injuries a baby can sustain are:
Because giving birth is not an exact science in itself, some injuries may be unavoidable. However, there are times when an injury to a baby could have been avoided if the health professional at the birthing had taken adequate steps to prevent it.
If your baby suffered any of the above symptoms after birth, schedule a free and confidential consultation with us. During the consultation, we will listen to the facts of your case and together, chart a course of action best suited for you.
Generally, birth injuries occur due to avoidable errors on the part of healthcare professionals. These range over varying types of bad calls, including errors of judgment regarding procedures, poor or improper execution of medical procedures, or simply allowing unqualified or inexperienced people attend the birth. Birth injuries typically happen in the following circumstances:
Advancements in medical technology have made it possible to navigate the process of delivering a baby with relative ease. Therefore, when birth injuries occur, it is important to understand what went wrong and why it did.
When you contact our attorneys about a birth injury complaint, our first step will be to listen carefully to your story. We will then take the following steps to help you determine if a claim is viable, how to set up your claim, and proceed to pursue compensation on your behalf.
Birth injury claims typically involve large compensation amounts due to the higher standard of care in these cases. The vast majority of medical personnel are absolutely professional and dedicated to their jobs. But those who fail to treat their duties with absolute commitment may attract liability in significant settlement sums.
The compensation available in these cases will primarily include reimbursement for medical costs relating to the birth injury – past, present, and future. This will include costs for medications, hospital visits, and any other medical care that was deemed necessary. Other costs for which compensation may be available include:
If your child or ward suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence or malpractice, we want to help you fight for justice. Reach out to The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj today at 312-635-0800 (Chicago) or 323-902-0730 (Los Angeles) or schedule a free consultation through our contact page and let us get started on getting justice for you.