Delaware Birth Injury Lawyers
One of the most special moments in a parent’s life is the birth of their child. Unfortunately, this moment of joy can turn devastating in situations of birth malpractice. The medical staff that parents trust with their pregnancy and childbirth can make mistakes. These mistakes can cause birth injuries – complications during labor and delivery that can cause permanent injury to your child. Often, these mistakes are the result of staff being negligent or not following the standards of care. If you or your loved one experienced a birth injury in Delaware, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care the child may need.
Birth injuries can be complex, especially since they can involve many different diagnoses for one child. For example, a child that suffered a birth injury can experience oxygen deprivation at birth (HIE), a brain bleed (intracranial hemorrhage), and go on to have low APGAR scores after birth. These complications can be a result of malpractice and result in disability, such as cerebral palsy. However, signs may not appear until the child begins missing developmental milestones.
Statute of Limitations
Unfortunately, there is a limited time to file a lawsuit if you suspect malpractice occurred during your child’s birth – it is called the “statute of limitations.” The statute can change depending on the location you gave birth in, including the facility type. Your statute as a parent can also differ from your child’s statute, as a minor. The statute can be subject to change. If you suspect you have a case, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. In Delaware, you have six years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Legal Help in Delaware
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country. Our unique focus on birth injury allows us to provide both knowledge on the complicated medical aspects of these cases and the compassion each family needs for their case.
Common Birth Injuries
Many of the birth injury cases our attorneys have handled included one or more of the following conditions:
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- A high-risk pregnancy
- A delayed emergency c-section
- Umbilical cord problems
- Infant seizures
- Newborn Infections
- And other birth injuries
At ABC Law Centers, our attorneys have exclusively handled birth injury cases since the firm’s inception in 1997. Our firm has a network of renowned medical, economic, and forensics experts on our side. Our attorneys have been consistently recognized for their work in birth injury. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation, and we do not charge any fees for the entire legal process unless we win.