Having a baby is often an exciting time but, sadly, accidents can happen during pregnancy or delivery that harm the child. If the injury could have been avoided, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim.
Errors leading to birth injuries can happen before, during or shortly after childbirth. Perhaps a doctor did not properly assess the baby's health and was unable to prevent a complication. Other times, misuse of certain instruments such as a forceps, result in harm to the infant.We Will Help Protect You and Your Child
However, not all injuries are a result of medical malpractice. Sometimes an infant has a birth defect that was not caused by the doctor's actions or treatment. In order to bring a medical malpractice case, you will need to prove that the injury or disability was preventable and that it resulted from the doctor's negligence.
Because this is difficult to prove, you will need an experienced attorney at your side. At Miller & James, LLP, we go to great lengths to fully analyze our clients' cases. With the help of medical professionals, we can determine the validity of your case and gather evidence of medical mistakes or mistreatment.What can You Recover?
Like many other medical malpractice cases, you can seek compensation for the medical costs associated with the injury and for your suffering. However, because the infant is a victim, you may also be able to recover damages for your child. These are based on the injury and of the future earnings he or she potentially could have made.Ask a Lawyer About Your Case
Coping with injuries is never easy but it is all the more heartbreaking when your child is the one who suffers. We can help you seek justice. Contact us online or call 619-685-0077 for a consultation. We are in San Diego and work with clients in San Diego County and throughout California.
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