Pregnancy and childbirth are universally-celebrated occasions. However, what should be a happy moment for families can become devastating if their child suffers a birth injury. A “birth injury” is any type of harm to a baby at or around the time of birth. Birth injuries can lead to permanent conditions and disability, like cerebral palsy, or other disorders. If you or your loved one experienced a birth injury in New Hampshire, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care the child may need.
Unexpected medical situations that arise during the delivery of a baby can be frightening. Mothers trust medical personnel to identify these complications and treat them quickly and correctly to ensure both mother and baby stay safe and well. Sometimes, however, even experienced professionals make mistakes. Other times, obstetricians, nurses, and other healthcare providers act or fail to act in ways that fall short of the standard of care. These actions can constitute medical malpractice or negligence. Sometimes, malpractice is not expected until a child grows and is not progressing in their development.
Statute of Limitations
Unfortunately, there is a limited time to file a lawsuit; this is known as the statute of limitations. The statute can change depending on what kind of facility the negligence or malpractice occurred in. The statute can be subject to change. If you believe malpractice occurred during your baby’s birth, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible and understand what your options are. In New Hampshire, you have 20 years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit.
Legal Help in New Hampshire
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.