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What to do When a Happy Day Turns Tragic Due to Negligence

When a baby suffers a birth injury, their future is uncertain. Depending upon the severity of the injury, the baby may require surgeries and other expensive medical care.

The physical, emotional, and psychological costs of your baby’s birth injury are worth compensation. To pursue a civil case, a lawyer must prove that the doctor or medical professional who delivered your baby acted negligently.

If your baby suffered a birth injury, contact an Alabama birth injury lawyer to learn whether you have a civil case. Pursuing compensation is a challenging undertaking — one best taken with a civil lawyer by your side.

Why Choose CWA?

A birth injury is a highly emotional time for parents. You can feel outraged and frustrated if negligence is to blame.

Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana (CWA) Injury Lawyers have a strong record of helping clients with birth injury cases. Client testimonials describe how our approach helped those harmed by negligence.

We treat all clients with care and compassion. All members of our team are friendly and welcoming. Our goal is to comfort clients and fight for the best possible outcome for their cases.

Years of civil law experience make us a good fit for your birth injury case. It is one reason why we also accept case referrals from other attorneys.

Choosing the right attorney for your birth injury case is crucial for peace of mind. At CWA, we stand ready to put our experience and knowledge of medical malpractice to work for you. Learn more about how we can help you by contacting us for a free case consultation today.

Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can result in long hospital stays and sleepless nights. In addition, the long-anticipated arrival of your loved one may change your mood from joy to worry and concern.

The type of birth injury suffered determines the type and extent of damages you incur. Common types of birth injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Facial paralysis
  • Brachial palsy.

This is not a complete list but examples of severe injuries often requiring extensive aftercare. Determining how the injury occurred is where a lawyer can help you. Examples of possible physician or healthcare provider negligence include:

  • Delay in performing a C-section
  • Failure to perform prenatal testing
  • Improper vacuum or forceps use
  • Disregarding or ignoring infections and other complications
  • Neglecting to refer a problem pregnancy to a specialist.

If you believe your baby’s birth injury resulted from provider negligence, seek help from a birth injury lawyer as soon as possible. You may be eligible for compensation for your damages.

Ensuring you secure the funds your baby needs now and possibly later requires not settling for a low sum. Insurance companies want to protect profits and, to do so, will use tactics designed to confuse you.

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You are your baby’s advocate. Be their voice and fight for what they need and deserve. The sooner you contact an Alabama birth injury lawyer, the sooner they can get to work for you.

Birth Injury Damages

A birth injury can profoundly impact your life as you adjust to a new baby and their unfair —and possibly preventable —injuries. In addition, your baby likely requires additional time, attention, and care.

While a birth injury affects your baby physically, parents must suffer damages, such as:

  • Medical costs related to the delivery and immediate aftermath
  • Future medical costs for the baby due to the injury
  • Lost wages due to time missed from work caring for the baby
  • Pain and suffering.

You must act quickly to learn if you have a medical malpractice case. But first, ensure your baby is comfortable and receiving the care it requires.

Next, schedule a free case consultation with one of Alabama’s birth injury attorneys. Unavoidable events can occur during the birthing process, making a free case consultation imperative for learning more.

Birth Injury and Wrongful Death

Some birth injuries are fatal. Therefore, you may be entitled to compensation if you lost your baby to a fatal birth injury caused by negligence.

The loss of your child is tragic, and no amount of compensation can replace your loss. Your grief is no time to deal with insurance companies or a legal case.

A fatal birth injury caused by negligence can result in mental anguish and unexpected costs. A wrongful death lawyer can help you pursue compensation and justice.

Negligence is never acceptable and is especially devastating when it comes to loss. However, pursuing a civil case might prevent other parents from experiencing the same devastation.

How an Alabama Birth Injury Attorney Can Help

The arrival of your bundle of joy is exhausting, even with no birth injury. Unfortunately, parents of an infant with a severe birth injury have no time to deal with a medical malpractice case.

An Alabama birth injury attorney can help you by managing all aspects of your claim or lawsuit. Phone calls, paperwork, court filings, and insurance company negotiations are examples of how your attorney can help.

Birth injury attorneys can access medical experts to assist with your case. Years of experience aggressively pursuing compensation from medical professionals and their insurers is something you want on your side.

Knowing your case is in good hands removes a tremendous burden from your shoulders. A lawyer with birth injury lawsuit experience is invaluable for your case, so contact an attorney today.

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A birth injury case is something insurance companies want to settle fast or deny. So only accept a settlement offer after securing an Alabama birth injury attorney first.

Birth Injury FAQs

Our Alabama birth injury attorneys answer frequently asked questions:

Is a birth injury different from a birth defect?

A birth injury occurs during the birthing process while a birth defect develops within the womb and before birth.

Why is settling with an insurance company on your own a bad idea?

The initial amount offered is likely a small amount that is unfair and insufficient for your baby’s future medical care needs. A birth injury attorney knows how to calculate and negotiate for a full and fair settlement.

What types of medical malpractice damages are possible?

Medical costs, ongoing medical costs, and pain and suffering are typical damages in a medical malpractice case.

How long does a medical malpractice case take?

The length of a case is difficult to predict. Whether your case settles without a trial can affect how long your case takes.

If your baby suffered a birth injury, fight for justice. Alabama law allows two years for filing your medical malpractice lawsuit. So get the answers to your questions and put your case in qualified hands as soon as possible.

CWA: Helping Alabama Parents with Their Birth Injury Case

With over 25 years of experience, CWA proudly serves Alabama parents with birth injury cases. We are fierce, both in and out of court. No matter where it is in the legal process, we keep you informed throughout your case.

A birth injury can turn your world upside down. Those responsible must face accountability for their negligence and how it affected you and your baby.

Some babies recover from birth injuries, while others experience permanent mental or physical harm. The long-term implications for an infant with a birth injury are often heartbreaking and expensive.

Contact CWA for the Help You Need Today

Your baby’s needs can consume you, making it easy to lose track of time. To pursue compensation for your damages, you must file your civil lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires.

At CWA, we can file your lawsuit promptly and within the statute of limitations. If necessary, we will pursue your medical malpractice claim while protecting your right to a trial.

Medical professionals and healthcare providers protect their best interests with insurance policies and lawyers. Unfortunately, upset parents are no match for insurance companies when it comes to settlement negotiations.

Protect your baby’s future and demand accountability by hiring a member of the CWA team. A free consultation helps us learn more about your baby’s birth injury. It also lets you learn more about how to proceed with legal action. Contact CWA today for more information: (251) 444-7000.