Complications can arise during both pregnancy and delivery, potentially resulting in injury. In situations when a doctor, hospital, or other medical staff acts negligently and causes avoidable harm to the baby or mother, a claim can be brought for birth-related medical malpractice.
Some examples of common mother or infant birth situations that can lead to injury, illness or death include: Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy and Brachial Plexus Injury.
Why You Should Not Delay in Consulting an Attorney
Many birth injuries are preventable and are caused by doctor malpractice. Indiana law imposes strict deadlines (also called “statutes of limitations”) in medical malpractice cases that will forever bar the claim if it snot filed in a timely manner. The law relating to the deadline can be exceedingly complex; therefore, one should not delay in consulting a qualified medical malpractice attorney to determine the applicable statute of limitations and review the cases.
Legal Help for Birth-Related Medical Malpractice
If it can be shown that the medical staff did not act appropriately when a potential problem was present, or it can be shown that they did not act in a manner that is consistent with established medical practices, they may be held responsible for medical malpractice.
If you believe that your child has a birth-related illness due to medical malpractice, contact us to have an experienced lawyer review your case. Your family deserves to be compensated for your child’s injuries.