Childbirth can be an exciting time for parents, but there are many inherent dangers. Birth injuries can lead to lifelong complications for both mother and infant. The medical bills are often devastating to unprepared families, even with health insurance coverage.
Many birth injuries are preventable. The only way to find out whether you can recover compensation from negligent healthcare providers, hospitals or other entities is to call the Law Offices of Tim Misny. Having an advocate on your side can offset the potentially lifelong financial burden.
Here are our best tips for parents with birth injury cases:
- Save all your documentation: Always save your medical documentation, from bills to discharge instructions. If you have grounds to pursue a birth injury case, these documents will help your attorney identify potential theories of the case and calculate damages. Keep everything in a file, organized by date. If you have any notes of your own, include these in the file.
- Know your rights: Birth injuries can be caused by medical malpractice. Parents have the right to sue on behalf of their minor child for birth injury cases. If the child doesn’t survive, they may have a cause of action for wrongful death.
- Call our law firm: The Law Offices of Tim Misny can review your case and explain your legal options. Even minor birth injuries can result in large medical bills and significant emotional distress. Talking to an experienced birth injury and medical malpractice attorney will help you understand your rights, whether you have a good case and how to best proceed.
- Don’t wait to pursue legal action: Ohio has different statutes of limitation, depending on the cause of action. For example, medical malpractice cases have just one year from the date of injury, or the date when the injury was discovered. Wrongful death cases have a two year statute of limitations. Sleep-deprived, stressed-out parents are often surprised at how fast that time can go by. It’s important to act as soon as you find out your child suffered a birth injury—otherwise, you could lose your opportunity to recover compensation.
Healthcare providers have a higher duty of care than the average citizen. If your child suffered a birth injury, you don’t have to bear the cost and stress alone. The Law Offices of Tim Misny can help you navigate this difficult time, and recover damages for your child’s medical care and other expenses.
Discuss your case with an Ohio birth injury lawyer
The Law Offices of Tim Misny can help you with your birth injury case. When you’re the victim of negligence or recklessness, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office at (800) 556-4769 so that I can evaluate your case right away.