Childbirth is a special moment for every parent. Unfortunately, for many, this moment is not what they anticipate when medical staff make a mistake that leads to a birth injury – a complication that can cause lifelong issues for their child. These mistakes can be a result of malpractice. If you or a loved one experienced a birth injury in Hawaii, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care the child will need.
Birth injury is very complex, and is associated with different diagnoses. A child may experience a lack of oxygen at birth at the same time a brain bleed occurs. This can be a result of medical malpractice, and it can result in disability, such as cerebral palsy. However, some delays in the child’s development may not appear until they start missing developmental milestones.
Statute of Limitations
There is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called the statute of limitations. It may differ depending on what kind of facility the negligence or malpractice occurred in. If you suspect malpractice occurred during birth, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible. In Hawaii, you currently have ten years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Legal Help in Hawaii
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
Some of the more common birth injury cases our attorneys have handled include one or more of the following conditions:
About ABC Law Centers
The attorneys at ABC Law Centers have only handled birth injury cases since the firm was founded 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.