Vermont Birth Injury Lawyers
Childbirth is a special moment in a parent’s life. Unfortunately, the medical staff you entrust with your care can make mistakes that can lead to birth injuries. When a child is injured due to medical negligence or malpractice during pregnancy, birth, or early infancy, parents must come to terms with their child’s prognosis, which may involve serious, lifelong disabilities. If your loved one experienced a birth injury in Vermont, you may be able to obtain compensation for future medical expenses and other care the child may need.
Birth injury is a complex topic, and commonly can involve multiple diagnoses. A child may be diagnosed with 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. The effect of the injury may not be known until delays in the child’s development appear and they begin to miss developmental milestones.
Statute of Limitations
Unfortunately, there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations. If you suspect malpractice occurred during the birth of your child, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible and know what your options are. This is especially important since the statute can be subject to change, and depend on factors such as the type of facility the malpractice occurred in, and the location. In Vermont, you have until the child’s 21st birthday to file a lawsuit.
Legal Help in Vermont
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country and have first-hand experience working with co-counsel in Vermont on these cases. Our sole focus on birth injury means we provide both knowledge on the complicated medical aspects of these cases and the compassion each family deserves for their case.
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers have helped advise parents with birth injury cases for 25 years.
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Common Birth Injuries
Some of the more common birth injury cases our firm has handled include one or more of the following conditions:
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- A high-risk pregnancy
- A delayed emergency c-section
- Umbilical cord problems
- Infant seizures
- Newborn Infections
- And other birth injuries
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.