Childbirth is an incredibly special time for parents, and a vulnerable and anxious time as well. When you entrust medical staff with your care and expect a safe delivery, it can be devastating to learn that they made a mistake. These mistakes can lead to birth injuries – complications that can cause permanent disability in your child. These mistakes can be a result of negligent behavior or malpractice. If you or your loved one experienced a birth injury in Virginia, a lawsuit may obtain justice on behalf of your child, as well as compensation for future medical expenses and other care your child will need.
Birth injury is complicated and is associated with multiple diagnoses. One negligent mistake from medical staff can lead to a chain of other complications and further injury to the baby. If this mistake could have been prevented, it is considered medical malpractice. Birth injuries from malpractice may be obvious right away, especially in situations the baby is born not breathing or unresponsive. It is also possible, however, that birth injury may not be suspected until the baby grows and begins missing developmental milestones, such as crawling.
Statute of Limitations
It’s important to note that there is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations. The statute depends on which location and facility the injury took place in. It can also depend on what age your child is and be subject to change. If you suspect malpractice occurred during your child’s birth, it’s important to get in touch with a birth injury attorney to verify your statute and explore your legal options.
Legal Help in Virginia
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.
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About ABC Law Centers
Since 1997, the attorneys at ABC Law Centers have exclusively handled birth injury cases. 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.