Minnesota Birth Injury Lawyers
A birth injury diagnosis for a newborn baby turns what should be an exciting time into a scary, stressful one for parents. Mistakes from medical professionals can cause birth injuries and lifelong complications for your child. Preventable errors and negligent behavior constitute medical malpractice. If you or your loved one experienced a birth injury in Minnesota, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care your child may need.
Birth injuries include several diagnoses, and they can be complex situations to unpack. For example, a child may receive a diagnosis for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) shortly after birth and spend time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In other cases, a birth injury may not be suspected until a child grows and shows delays in their development.
Due to their complexity, birth injury cases require help from experienced and knowledgeable professionals. Attorneys that only handle birth injury cases have the right skills, networks, and knowledge to handle your child’s case with the utmost care.
Statute of Limitations
Unfortunately, there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations. The statute 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 Minnesota, you currently have seven years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Legal Help in Minnesota
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
Our attorneys have handled a variety of birth injury cases. We have commonly dealt with cases involving conditions including:
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Delayed emergency C-section
- Umbilical cord complications (such as a nuchal cord)
- Infant seizures
- Infections in newborns
- Cerebral Palsy
- And several other birth injuries
If any of these conditions occurred during your labor and delivery, or your child was diagnosed with a birth injury or condition like cerebral palsy, we encourage you to explore your legal options.
About ABC Law Centers
The attorneys at ABC Law Centers 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.