If your child suffered spinal cord damage due to a birth injury, you could have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit and recover damages. Liable parties may include the doctor, hospital, or another healthcare professional. A spinal cord damage birth injury lawyer from Newsome | Melton can help.
Newsome | Melton is a medical malpractice law firm committed to fighting for the victims of medical malpractice and their families. We offer a free case evaluation and work on a no-win-no-fee basis. Our attorneys get paid only when you do. To speak with a member of our team today, call us at 888-526-8947.
Identify the Party Liable for Your Child’s Spinal Cord Birth Injury
Spinal cord birth injuries may occur because of trauma during the delivery process. Doctors may be able to prevent spinal cord birth injuries by exercising diligence and approaching difficult childbirth situations the right way.
If your baby suffered a spinal cord birth injury, a spinal cord damage birth injury lawyer from Newsome | Melton can investigate and determine liability. Parties that may be liable for damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit include:
- Any of the attending physicians
- A member of the medical staff attending to the birth (e.g., nurses, lab technicians, physicians’ assistants)
- The facility (e.g., hospital or clinic) where the birth took place
The Newsome | Melton team will investigate your child’s birth injury and piece together how it happened. To receive a free case evaluation with a member of our team today, call us at 888-526-8947.
Build a Strong Medical Malpractice Claim to Recover Damages
Your case must clearly establish these four facts to recover compensation for damages:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care.
- The defendant was negligent.
- Your child suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of the defendant’s negligence.
- Your family incurred damages because of your child’s injury.
Duty of Care
We first have to show that the defendant owed you and your child a duty of care. This duty is implied in any doctor-patient relationship, and it extends to the doctor’s medical staff, including nurses, physician assistants, and lab technicians. In other words, any doctor who agrees to treat you has an implied duty of care to you and your child.
We then must demonstrate that the defendant did not uphold the duty of care and acted negligently. We show this failure by comparing the defendant’s actions to those one would expect from a responsible professional in the same situation. A medical expert may testify about whether the doctor or other healthcare professional acted within this standard of care.
We next have to link the defendant’s negligence to your child’s spinal cord birth injury. Using evidence including medical records expert witness testimony, we can establish a clear and compelling connection.
Economic or Non-Economic Damages
The last objective is to list and prove the damages your family has incurred, both economic and non-economic. Once we make these damages known, we can pursue the defendant for the full amount of your damages.
Fight for the Full Damages You Deserve for Your Child’s Spinal Cord Birth Injury
You may be eligible to recover compensation for a number of damages stemming from your child’s spinal cord birth injury. The Newsome | Melton team helps you fight for all of them. These damages may include the following and more:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Ongoing care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Statute of Limitations
Your state’s statute of limitations determines how long you have from the date of your child’s injury to take legal action. It is essential to know this deadline and not to let it expire. If your child suffered a birth injury, you should speak with a spinal cord damage birth injury lawyer right away to get started before the deadline expires.