A birth injury is a trauma for the whole family. A birth injury as an injury caused to the child
during the process of delivery. This could be due to many causes. It could be due to the
negligence of the doctor who attended the pregnancy or the nurse who attended the delivery
A birth injury could be permanent or temporary. In the case of permanent injury, the child
cannot take care of itself and may need medication and support throughout its life. This is
highly traumatic for the family. If the injury was caused by negligence, then there is a case to
seek compensation for the same. This will require a lawyer to handle the whole procedure.
How To Choose The Right Lawyer
Birth injury cases are complicated and highly technical. You will need the right birth injury
attorney to argue the case for you. They should be experienced and have enough medical
knowledge to take the case to the right ending.
When you choose your birth injury lawyer you need to research thoroughly. There are few
things you must confirm to yourself before you hand over the case to someone.
The first thing is to ensure that the attorney has enough knowledge and experience in
handling the case like the one you are going to give. The lawyer should be well-versed with
all the details of the kind of injury your child suffers and the trauma that you are undergoing.
You should check his or her credentials and the lawyer’s firms case histories to ascertain that
they have won birth injury cases. It is not like arguing and winning other injury cases. These
cases require a lot of detailed knowledge.
Many law firms say in their advertisement that they handle birth injury cases, but usually,
refer them to others who are experts in the case. This is done to take a cut of the final
settlement amount. In such cases, you will not have any direct contact with the lawyer who is
handling your case. Personal interaction is of prime importance in birth injury cases.
You should also ensure that these firms have their own nursing staff. The nursing staff should
also be an obstetrics or gynecologist nurse to understand the case fully. Only they can read
and interpret the medical files.
You need to be very careful when you select a birth injury attorney.