West Virginia Birth Injury Lawyers
Birth injuries can turn what should be a joyous moment for families into a scary and uncertain one. When a medical professional makes an error that causes your baby to suffer an injury at or around birth, it can result in lifelong disabilities for your child. If the injury could have been prevented, or the medical professional did not follow standards of care, it is considered medical malpractice. If you suspect that your child suffered a birth injury in West Virginia, you may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses and future care needs.
Birth injuries are associated with many diagnoses, and can result in disability. However, some disabilities may not be evident until the child grows up and begins to miss developmental milestones, such as crawling.
Statute of Limitations
It’s important for parents and caretakers to know that there is a time limit to file a lawsuit, known as the statute of limitations. The statute changes depending on your location, the type of facility the injury took place in, and sometimes, even the age of the child. There can also be different time limits for parents and children. If you believe that you have a case, we encourage you to contact a birth injury attorney as soon as possible to confirm your statute and explore your legal options. In West Virginia, you have until the child’s 12th birthday to file a lawsuit.
Legal Help in West 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.
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.