Childbirth is a very special moment in every parent’s life. It can become scary and uncertain if the medical staff you entrust with your care make mistakes that lead to birth injuries – complications that cause lifelong issues for your child. These mistakes can be due to malpractice or negligent behavior. If you believe that you experienced a birth injury in Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other types of care that the child may need.
Birth injury is very complex, with many different diagnoses. A baby may be deprived of oxygen during birth, and at the same time, endure a brain bleed. This can be a consequence of medical malpractice, and it can result in one or more disabilities. It’s important to know that delays in the child’s development may not appear until they start missing developmental milestones.
Statute of Limitations
Please be aware that there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations. The statute differs depending on what kind of facility the negligence or malpractice occurred in. It also can be different for a minor vs. an adult. If you believe malpractice occurred during your child’s birth, it’s important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. In Massachusetts, you have seven years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Legal Help in Massachusetts
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
ABC Law Centers has 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 recognized and nominated for leadership positions 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.