Utah 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 a child. Often, negligent behavior or medical malpractice are the cause. If you or your loved one experienced a birth injury in Utah, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care your child may need.
Medical malpractice cases surrounding birth injury can be very complex. A child may have many different diagnoses, like a lack of oxygen at birth (HIE) at the same time a brain bleed occurred. This can be a consequence 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.
Birth injury cases require help from experienced and knowledgeable professionals to help sort through medical records, piece together your child’s story, and determine what is needed to cover your child’s future 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. In Utah, you have until the child’s 20th birthday to file a lawsuit.
If you suspect malpractice caused an injury at birth, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Legal Help in Utah
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
About ABC Law Centers
ABC Law Centers is one of the few firms in the United States to focus exclusively on birth injury cases. For over 25 years, our legal team has advocated for babies and children with a variety of conditions caused by medical malpractice or negligence at or around the time of birth. Our team of award-winning attorneys and in-house medical staff are dedicated to securing our clients’ future care.