A child’s birth is a wonderful moment for families, but it can be a tragic event when medical mistakes occur. These errors can have a life-long impact on your child and place significant emotional and financial burdens on families. Fortunately, the majority of birth injuries are preventable with proper prenatal monitoring and delivery procedures. When medical professionals fail to uphold this standard of care, they can be held liable for the damages your child experiences.
Our Seattle birth trauma legal advisor has experience in these complex medical malpractice cases and will be able to help you file a claim against the responsible parties. He or she will review the medical documents surrounding your child’s birth and use them to decide whether taking your case to trial is the best option. He or she will also be able to recover and examine any evidence, such as MRIs and CT scans, that may prove your child’s injury was caused by medical negligence.
Medical negligence can happen during a number of different stages of pregnancy, labor and delivery. For example, doctors may neglect to recognize the risk of an obstructed or prolonged labor, which can lead to complications such as oxygen deprivation and brain damage. Alternatively, a doctor may improperly administer a medication, which can cause a fatal reaction.
When medical negligence occurs, it is essential to retain an experienced Seattle birth trauma lawyer immediately. The law firm of Quick Law Group, PLLC has worked with many medical specialists in the Seattle area who can help establish that medical negligence occurred in your child’s birth. We can also work with a certified life care planner to determine the costs of your child’s ongoing medical and rehabilitation treatment, which will allow us to calculate appropriate compensation for your child’s losses.
One of the most important things to note is that there is a difference between birth injuries and birth defects. While a birth defect is an inherited condition, a birth injury is often the result of negligent actions by a medical professional during pregnancy and delivery.
It is crucial that your Seattle birth trauma attorney has the knowledge and experience necessary to understand these differences, so that he or she can identify and pursue a claim against all of the relevant defendants. A successful claim will include evidence such as a doctor’s or midwife’s malpractice report, medical records, witness testimony and any other relevant documentation.
Medical malpractice claims in Washington must demonstrate that the defendant owed your child a duty of care, breached this duty and caused your child’s injury. This proof must be based on the standards of care that are applicable in the healthcare industry. You can seek compensatory damages for the past and future medical expenses, as well as other loss such as emotional distress, pain and suffering. Our attorneys will provide you with the assistance and support you need to obtain a fair recovery award for your child’s losses.
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