Washington 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 – complications that can cause lifelong issues for your child. These mistakes can be a result of negligent behavior or malpractice. If you or your loved one experienced a birth injury in Washington, you may be entitled to compensation for future medical expenses and other care the child may need.
Birth injury is very complex, with many different 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, such as cerebral palsy. However, some delays in the child’s development may not appear until they start missing developmental milestones.
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 Washington, you currently have eight years from the date of malpractice to file a lawsuit. Please be aware that the Washington legislature and courts have been revisiting this issue on a regular basis, and the law (or interpretation of the law) may change. These changes may result in shortening or lengthening of the applicable time limitation.
Legal Help in Washington
Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys across the country and have first-hand experience working with local counsel in Washington on these cases.
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:
- 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.