Every parent wants a healthy and safe delivery for their child. However, sometimes things do not go as planned and birth injuries can occur. These injuries can range from mild to severe and can have a lasting impact on the child and the family. In such cases, it may be necessary to consider seeking legal assistance.
At Doucet Co., LPA, we understand the complexities of birth injury cases and the emotional toll they can take on families. Our experienced lawyers are dedicated to helping families get the compensation they deserve. We will work with you to understand the details of your case and help you navigate the legal process.
If your child has suffered a birth injury, it is important to act quickly. In many cases, there are time limits for filing a claim, so it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options and assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve.
There are several types of birth injuries that can occur, including cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). These injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including medical malpractice, lack of oxygen during delivery, and improper use of instruments during delivery.
Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and coordination. It can be caused by a lack of oxygen during delivery or by medical malpractice, such as failing to properly monitor the fetus during delivery.
Erb's palsy is a type of brachial plexus injury that affects the nerves in the shoulder and arm. It can be caused by improper use of instruments during delivery or by shoulder dystocia, a condition in which the shoulder becomes trapped during delivery.
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of brain injury that occurs when the brain does not receive enough oxygen. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including placental abruption, umbilical cord prolapse, and medical malpractice.
In order to prove that a birth injury was caused by medical malpractice, it is important to have a thorough understanding of the medical details of the case. A lawyer can help you gather the necessary information and evidence to build a strong case. They can also negotiate with insurance companies and medical providers to get the compensation you deserve.
In addition to medical expenses, families may also be entitled to compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. A lawyer can help you understand what compensation you may be eligible for and work to get you the full amount you deserve.
At Doucet Co., LPA, we are committed to helping families affected by birth injuries. Our team of experienced lawyers has a proven track record of success in these types of cases, and we are dedicated to getting the best possible outcome for our clients.
If you or a loved one has suffered a birth injury, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help and can be reached at (888) 200-9824.