What Is a Birth Injury Lawyer?
A birth injury lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in the area of personal injury law regarding injuries to infants (or mothers) during childbirth as the result of medical malpractice. Injuries that birth injury lawyers take on can vary, but common injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Fetal Lacerations
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Facial Paralysis
- Brain Damage
- And more…
There is a big difference between birth injuries and birth defects. Birth defects are more or less unavoidable, whereas birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice. Birth injuries are significantly more common than most people think. If you believe your child may have been injured during birth due to medical malpractice, reach out to The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman for your free legal consultation. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, rehab, physical pain, and more. You can reach us at our Clifton, NJ office at (973) 777-8600 or through the Contact Us portal.
Birth injury law can be confusing. Our team at The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman are specialized medical malpractice attorneys, and we are here to help clarify the process of litigation and what it all means for you and your child. Here are a few answers to some common questions we get on the subject of birth injury law:
How Can a Birth Injury Lawyer Help?
A birth injury lawyer helps you gather all the evidence you need to make the strongest case possible for you and your child. We will focus on getting you the compensation you deserve so you are able to better provide your child the care they need.
How Does a Birth Injury Lawyer Prove Medical Malpractice?
Clear evidence of medical malpractice is required for us to make a birth injury case. There are a number of injuries that are commonly associated with childbirth, like fractures and fetal lacerations. When these injuries occur, we look closely at the evidence to conclude whether or not medical malpractice was a factor.
How Long Do You Have to File A Birth Injury Claim?
In the state of New Jersey, you are required to file your birth injury claim within two years of the injury or within two years of the date that it should have been reasonably discovered.
What Are Some Examples of Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Negligence?
- Complications that could have been avoided had proper procedure been followed.
- Infections that were undiagnosed in the mother, which then passed on to the baby because a C-section was not used.
- Improper use of medical instruments.
- Failure to deliver an ultrasound, leading to a defect caused by an infant’s poor positioning.
When Should You Hire a Birth Injury Lawyer?
You should hire a birth injury lawyer as soon as you become aware of any injuries to your child. As mentioned earlier, there is a two-year window to file a claim, but so you receive compensation as soon as possible, we recommend you begin the process ASAP.
Find the Right Birth Injury Lawyer for You
When choosing which medical malpractice attorney you want spearheading your case, you need experienced attorneys who have the highest likelihood of getting you the full compensation you deserve. The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman has more than 50 years of experience as personal injury attorneys, and we will work our hardest to get you the compensation you are entitled to as a result of medical malpractice. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation.