Why You Should Hire A Lawyer Now That You've Learned About Your Child's Birth Injuries
Now that you have learned about your child's birth injury, it may be a good idea to talk with a lawyer about your situation. Here's why hiring a birth injury lawyer could benefit you and your family:
Determine Whether You Deserve Compensation
One of the most important things a birth injury lawyer can do is help you determine whether your family deserves compensation for the pain and suffering your child and everyone else in the household is experiencing. Based on things like the actual cause of the injuries, the longevity of the injuries, and the expenses you are facing as a result of the injuries will be consider when deciding whether or not to file a wrongful birth injury claim against your doctor or healthcare facility.
And if it turns out that you have a case, your lawyer will help you determine how much your case is worth and how to best go about filing a case with the courts. They'll also help you understand and fill out any paperwork that's required when you file a wrongful birth injury, and manage all that paperwork for you throughout the claims process.
Effectively Prove That Your Doctor Was at Fault
If it's determined that you should file a wrongful birth injury case against your doctor or healthcare facility as a whole, you can count on your lawyer to help you effectively prove that your doctor was at fault for the injuries your child has while they were born. They will talk to witnesses and gather crucial evidence that will help prove your case and ensure that your family is fairly compensated for the pain and suffering you're experiencing.
You can also expect your lawyer to work with the other party's insurance company and lawyers as well as directly with the court system on your behalf to help prove your case. This should take a lot of stress and pressure off your shoulders and you work through the wrongful birth injury claims process.
Access Various Types of Family Support Options
The wrongful birth injury claims process can drag on for weeks or even months, especially if your case ends up in court due to failed negotiations with the other party. Along with the stress you're already going through while trying to care for a child with birth injuries, going through the claims process can be downright stressful and overwhelming.
But with a lawyer by your side, you'll never have to take one step alone. You'll have the legal support you need, and your lawyer will likely be able to refer you to a variety of other support options that your family might need. Whether it's a support group for you, a specialist healthcare provider for your injured child, or therapy sessions for their siblings, your lawyer should be able to provide you with reliable recommendations that will help you more comfortably get through your legal ordeal.