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Published March 5, 2018

Giving birth can be a complex situation, but when complications arise, it can be very serious. Even a small mistake can result in lifelong consequences for the child.

To determine whether or not malpractice has taken place, it must be determined whether the child has a birth defect versus a birth injury. A defect means that a child is born with a disability due to genetics, whereas an injury is a situation where a child develops a disability due to something happening at birth. You may feel like a lawsuit is too stressful to deal with in a birth trauma case, and that your time would be better spent on taking care of your child. However, an experienced birth injury lawyer can help you in dealing with a birth injury lawsuit, and can make it as stress-free as possible.

The most important aspect of a malpractice lawsuit for birth injury is whether it was in fact an injury as opposed to a birth defect. It starts with the defendant, typically the doctor or medical staff responsible for the injury, being responsible for the infant when the injury happened. It must also be clear that the malpractice happened during this care. Finally, the malpractice should be related to the injury that was caused. Malpractice that is unrelated to an injury will not be a valid case. It is important to have as much information as you can find about the situation so that it can be clearly determined whether malpractice took place.

Birth trauma cases can be complicated, potentially affecting the child for his or her entire life. Financial compensation can be instrumental to raising a child that has suffered permanent injuries. Our team at MG Law has the compassion, experience and knowledge necessary to help you deal with the stress of the lawsuit process. Our goal is to help you focus on your child’s recovery and your future – making sure you get the financial compensation you and your family deserve.

Read more about our medical malpractice services, or give us a call today at (613) 730-8460.

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