Chesterland Birth Injury Lawyer

The arrival of a new child is typically a time of immense joy and hopeful anticipation. However, when childbirth comes with preventable injuries, it can lead to significant health complications for both the infant and the mother.

At Crandall & Pera Law, LLC, we deeply understand the significant impact that birth injuries can have on families. We are committed to offering support and legal guidance to those in Chesterland who have endured the ordeal of a serious birth injury. Reach out to our knowledgeable birth injury lawyers in Chesterland.


Why Select Crandall & Pera Law, LLC for Birth Injury Cases in Chesterland?

With a legacy spanning over 50 years in injury law, coupled with more than 250 five-star reviews and a consistent record of favorable outcomes, our team has solidified a reputation for exceptional legal service.

Our commitment to justice for our Chesterland clients is evident in our past successes:

  • $4.65 Million Settlement: Achieved in a case against a hospital in Cincinnati; this settlement was the result of our proactive approach to a situation where nurses failed to promptly address critical signs during a delivery. Despite attempts to shift blame to an obstetrician, our detailed investigation exposed the reality. Our efforts culminated in this significant settlement, providing crucial resources for the care and support of the brain-damaged child.
  • $4.6 Million Settlement: In this heart-wrenching case, a young woman tragically passed away during childbirth due to negligent medical care. Our legal skills enabled us to secure a $4.6 million settlement for her grieving family, offering some solace and financial stability for the future of her children and husband.
  • Confidential Settlement in a C-Section Case: We successfully managed a complex case involving a fatal C-section, reflecting our dedication to pursuing justice in challenging scenarios.

Each birth injury case carries its unique intricacies, and while past successes are indicative of our capabilities, they do not guarantee similar outcomes for future cases.

Nonetheless, our commitment to our clients and our experience in handling complex birth injury cases make us a preferred choice for those seeking legal representation in Chesterland.

Conveniently located and easily accessible to those in need of legal assistance, our office in Chesterland is proud to serve the community. We are located at Cambridge Square, 8251 Mayfield Road Suite 24, near Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Park.

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Compensation in Chesterland Birth Injury Cases

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The value of a birth injury case can vary greatly, influenced by factors such as the severity of the injury, its long-term effects on the child and family, and the specific circumstances of the injury.

At Crandall & Pera Law, LLC, we offer detailed assessments of each case, ensuring our clients in Chesterland understand the potential compensation they may be entitled to, which includes:

Medical Expenses

Medical expenses form a significant part of the compensation in birth injury cases. These expenses are not just limited to the immediate costs incurred during and after childbirth.

We at Crandall & Pera Law, LLC, ensure that all medical costs – past, present, and future – are covered in the compensation. This includes hospital stays, surgical procedures, medications, and any specialized treatments required due to the injury.

For long-term or permanent injuries, future medical costs can be substantial, often requiring ongoing treatments and therapies. We calculate these expenses to ensure that families are not burdened with the financial impact of necessary medical care.

Rehabilitation Costs

Rehabilitation is often a necessary component of recovery and management of birth injuries. We actively seek funding to cover the costs of essential rehabilitation and therapy.

This includes a range of therapeutic services like physical therapy, which can be vital for improving mobility and motor skills; occupational therapy to assist in daily living activities; and speech therapy, especially if the birth injury has affected communication abilities.

The goal is to provide the child with the best possible chance for improvement, adaptation, and a good quality of life, recognizing that these therapies can be a long-term need.

Long-Term Care

In cases where a birth injury results in permanent disabilities, there may be a need for long-term or lifelong care. This can include round-the-clock nursing care, specialized equipment, and modifications to living spaces to accommodate the child's needs.

Our firm addresses the financial needs associated with such long-term care requirements. We aim to ensure that compensation covers the costs of providing the necessary level of care for the child for as long as it is needed.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation for pain and suffering acknowledges the non-economic impact of a birth injury. This includes the physical pain and discomfort experienced by the child, as well as the emotional and psychological distress suffered by the child and the family.

Calculating these damages requires a detailed understanding of how the injury has affected the child's and family's life. We aim to ensure that our clients are justly compensated for these intangible yet profound impacts.

Loss of Income

A birth injury can have significant implications on the future earning potential of the child. In severe cases, the child may be unable to work in the future, necessitating compensation for this loss of income.

Additionally, parents might need to reduce work hours or cease employment altogether to care for their child. We work to make sure that compensation covers these potential future income losses and the requirements for parental care.

Disability and Impairment

When a birth injury leads to disability or impairment, it invariably affects the child's quality of life and daily functioning.

We aim to secure compensation that addresses these changes. This includes the need for ongoing assistance, support, and any adaptations required for the child to live as independently as possible. Our focus is on ensuring that the child's quality of life is maintained and that all necessary support systems are in place.

Punitive Damages

In cases where the negligence involved is particularly egregious, we pursue punitive damages to penalize the negligent parties and deter such conduct. Punitive damages send a strong message about the seriousness of the negligence and the need for accountability.

Wrongful Death Compensation

In the tragic event of a loss of life due to a birth injury, we seek wrongful death compensation for the family. This includes expenses for funeral and burial, but it also includes compensation for the emotional distress and loss of companionship experienced by the family.

We approach these cases with sensitivity and determination, understanding the immense emotional impact of such a loss.

The legal journey in pursuing a birth injury claim involves various expenses, including fees for obtaining medical records, expert witness testimonies, and court costs.

We ensure that these legal fees and costs are included as part of the compensation. This approach alleviates the financial burden on the family, allowing them to focus on their recovery and well-being without the added stress of legal expenses.

At Crandall & Pera Law, LLC, we make it our mission to cover every aspect of the impact of the injury on the child's and family's life, ensuring justice and fair compensation.

Where Can Birth Injuries Happen in Chesterland?

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Birth injuries can happen in any setting where a baby is born, such as a hospital, a birthing center, or a home. However, some locations may have higher risks or lower standards of care than others.

In Chesterland, Ohio, facilities where birth injuries can occur include University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, a hospital that offers a range of health care services, including maternity and newborn care.

They have a team of obstetricians, gynecologists, midwives, neonatologists, and nurses who can handle normal and high-risk pregnancies and deliveries. They also have a Level II Special Care Nursery, which can provide advanced care for babies who need extra monitoring or treatment.

This is just one example; birthing-related traumas can take place in several regional hospitals.

Our Focus on Birth Injury Cases in Chesterland

Our Chesterland birth injury lawyers handle a wide variety of cases, including:

Confronting Insurance Companies in Chesterland Birth Injury Claims

We know that dealing with insurance companies can be one of the most difficult parts of a birth injury claim. Insurers often use tactics like disputing liability, minimizing damages, delaying the claims process, offering low settlements, challenging causation, and denying coverage.

Disputing Liability

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One of the most common tactics used by insurance companies is to dispute their policyholder's liability for the birth injury. They may argue that the healthcare provider did not act negligently or that the injury was unavoidable.

Our approach involves a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the birth injury. We gather evidence, consult with medical experts, and scrutinize medical records to build a solid case demonstrating the healthcare provider's liability.

Minimizing Damages

Insurance companies often attempt to minimize the extent of damages in a birth injury claim. This involves downplaying the severity of the injury and its long-term impact on the child and family.

We counter this tactic by accurately assessing and quantifying all damages, including medical expenses, long-term care costs, and non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

We work with medical professionals and life care planners to ensure that every aspect of the injury's impact is fully documented and compensated.

Delaying the Claims Process

Another strategy used by insurers is to delay the claims process, hoping that the claimant will become frustrated and accept a lower settlement.

We understand the importance of timely resolution in birth injury cases and actively work to expedite the process. Our firm keeps a strict timeline and holds insurance companies accountable for any unjustifiable delays, ensuring that our clients receive timely and fair resolutions to their claims.

Offering Low Settlements

Insurance companies may offer low settlement amounts early in the negotiation process, hoping to settle the claim quickly and cost-effectively.

Our experienced attorneys carefully evaluate these offers to ensure they reflect the true value of the claim. We engage in assertive negotiations, backed by strong evidence and legal expertise, to secure fair and just compensation for our clients.

Challenging Causation

Insurers may argue that the birth injury was not caused by their insured's negligence but was due to pre-existing conditions or other factors.

We address these claims by collaborating with medical experts who can provide authoritative testimony on how the healthcare provider's actions directly caused the injury.

Our evidence-based approach strengthens the claim and helps to establish a clear causal link between the provider's negligence and the injury.

Denying Coverage

In some instances, insurance companies may outright deny coverage, claiming that the policy does not apply to the incident in question.

Our team reviews insurance policies and related documents to challenge such denials. We are prepared to take legal action, if necessary, to ensure that our clients are not unfairly denied the compensation they deserve.

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Important Actions to Take Following a Birth Injury in Chesterland

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After a birth injury, to protect your case:

  • Adhere to Medical Treatment Plans and Keeping Records: Essential for the child's health and as evidence in your case.
  • Documenti All Related Expenses: Critical for calculating comprehensive compensation.
  • Maintain a Personal Journal: Providing a powerful narrative of the injury's impact on your family.
  • Gather All Medical Records: Necessary for establishing the facts and proving negligence.
Chesterland Birth Injury Lawyer, Steve Crandall

If you or a loved one has experienced a birth injury in Chesterland, don't hesitate to reach out to us for a free case evaluation. Our dedicated Chesterland personal injury lawyers are here to listen to your story and provide the support and guidance you need during this challenging time.

Contact us today at (440) 688-4281 and let us advocate for your rights.