The signs of birth injury can occur immediately, such as when a child is delivered and requires resuscitation, or they can appear when a child is two or three years old and they’re missing their developmental milestones, such as walking, talking or being able to feed themselves.
In both instances, an immediate investigation should be undertaken in order to allow us to get all of the medical records and ensure the hospital can provide the records before too much time has elapsed. In reality, the statute of limitations for a birth injury case expires on that child’s 19th birthday, but you would never want to wait that long, simply because if I make a request immediately, I have a higher chance of getting those records to do the best investigation for you and your family.
The birth of your child is supposed to a milestone in your life and a happy occasion for all. When healthcare professionals are negligent and your child is injured during birth, a happy occasion can be marred by the reality that your child faces a lifetime of medical care and assistance because of a professional mistake.
Birth injuries take many forms; some injuries occur because your delivery team made a bad decision that put your child in jeopardy. Others are more direct, like forceps and vacuum extractor injuries. Your baby needs constant monitoring before, during, and after labor. When medical professionals make mistakes at this crucial time, families are affected forever.
Birth injury isn’t always straightforward, and proving that a birth injury was the result of medical negligence even three years after the fact can be difficult. The legal team at Crandall & Pera Law has worked on both sides of these cases; we know what tactics healthcare providers and their insurers have at their disposal. Our experience gives you a better chance of winning a verdict or settlement that will help your family lead the best life they can.
If you believe that your child was the victim of a birth injury, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced Kentucky and Ohio birth injury lawyers at Crandall & Pera Law can evaluate your case and help get you the compensation you deserve. Call our Ohio legal team at 877.686.8879, our Kentucky legal team at 877.651.7764, or contact us today for a free consultation.