Birth injuries are a category of medical malpractice claims and lawsuits that arise when babies are injured at birth or before birth by careless or intentional acts of a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider. When these actions cause an injury to a baby (but the actions do not rise to the level of a crime), they are said to be a “tort,” or civil wrong, which can provide the basis for a lawsuit. When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone else, they are liable for the injury, and may be made to pay the injured person compensatory damages. Compensatory damages attempt to put an injured person back in the position he or she was in before being injured. For a young child this can include future and past medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement, loss of a normal life and loss of future earnings depending on the type of injury the child suffered.
Injuries suffered at birth can be severe and life-altering for the child and the mother. Krompecher Law Firm understands that your immediate goals are to get your medical bills paid and covered, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your child’s injury. Krompecher Law Firm can discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
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