The occurrence of a birth injury can leave a family devastated and full of questions, worrying about their childs future and how to provide the best care both immediately and throughout his or her life. While every situation is different, if possible, it is important to determine how the injury occurred.
In some cases nothing could have been done to prevent the harm, however where a doctor, nurse or hospital acts negligently and a child is born with a life altering condition, it may be possiible to file a medical malpractice action.
Parents should consider filing a birth injury lawsuit for several reasons. Negligent parties should be held accountable for their actions, and bringing a lawsuit may prevent the same negligent actions from occurring again. A hospital may implment safety measures to protect others from future harm. However, one of the most important reasons to file a birth injury lawsuit is to provide your family the financial resources to provide your child with the best possible care as an infant and throughout his or her life. The costs of medical care, rehabilitation and day-to-day living expenses can be exorbitant - and often insurmountable - for a family. By filing a birth injury lawsuit, negligent parties may be held responsible and be required to pay these costs.
For more information, or if you believe that your child has suffered a birth injury as the result of negligent medical care, please contact the experienced Los Angeles birth injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.