National Award-Winning Birth Injury Attorneys
The birth of a child should be a joyous occurrence and a happy time for parents and families. However, all too often, the negligence of healthcare providers during pregnancy, labor, or delivery can result in catastrophic birth injuries, some of which can devastate parents and children for the rest of their lives.
At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers PA, we have the experience and resources needed to tackle large and complex birth injury cases – and win. We know how to go toe-to-toe with large insurance companies and medical institutions and we can protect your family’s right to compensation every step of the way. We fight aggressively to ensure that you have the compensation you need to provide your child with the very best medical care and treatment after a serious birth injury.
If you are a parent and suspect that your child sustained a birth injury because of a medical professional’s negligence, you need a knowledgeable birth injury lawyer. While no amount of money can truly compensate someone for a lifelong birth injury, our attorneys can explore all of the facts and circumstances of your case with you, as well as all of your legal options. Let us take the legal burdens off of you during this time – so you can focus on your child and on protecting them from further harm.
Find the Best Birth Injury Lawyer Near You
Birth injury cases are unique, and no two are the same. While some birth injuries occur naturally and involve pregnancy complications or difficulties with labor, most birth injuries occur when health care providers behave in reckless, careless, or negligent ways—especially during delivery room procedures.
In most cases, delivery room doctors (that is, the obstetricians), nurses, or personnel are potentially responsible for birth injuries—and may face liability in medical malpractice cases where birth injuries are involved.
For these reasons, choose the best birth injury lawyer near you to handle your child’s case. This is a personal decision and one that many families must make. The best attorney for your case will be one that offers compassionate legal guidance every step of the way for you and your family. They should have experience handling cases just like yours with successful outcomes. In addition, they should be prepared to take your case all the way to court if necessary.
Before choosing the best birth injury lawyer to handle your case, consider the following:
- Does your birth injury attorney have experience handling birth injury cases like yours?
- What is their track record of success?
- Are they experienced litigators, as well as negotiators?
- Do they practice law in your state and community?
- Does the law firm have the resources and time to take on your case?
- How easy is it to talk with them and get the information you need?
Consider Sibley Dolman Gipe Birth Injury Lawyers
The birth injury attorneys at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, have litigated personal injury, birth injury, and wrongful death cases for many years, and they have the medical knowledge and legal expertise required to bring your case to a successful resolution. We know you have many choices when it comes to selecting a law firm. We want the chance to show you why so many families across the United States choose us to represent them in their darkest hours.
To better assist you and your family, we offer free initial consultations for all families. Our goal is to get to know you better and help give you the support and guidance you need during this time. Please call us today at (727) 451-6900 or contact us online to begin exploring your legal options.
Legal Compensation for Birth Injury
How Much Will Your Child Need to Recover?
When your child is injured due to a preventable birth injury, you are entitled to legal compensation. This is not a matter of just collecting money due to an unfortunate circumstance. It’s a matter of both holding the healthcare facility and doctors accountable for negligence or inaction, and the need to relieve stress from your family due to financial strains. Birth injuries will create increased costs for healthcare, as well as, future costs of raising a child with a birth defect.
The law clearly allows for compensation for a reason- use it as it was intended, to help rebuild your life and protect your child. An experienced birth injury attorney at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers PA will do everything possible to help you with your case.
We regularly consult with physicians and nurses to determine whether the medical records illustrate that one or more of the medical professionals failed to meet the standard of care required; once we know this, we can aggressively move forward. We will then help you to understand where the negligence occurred, what can be done about it, gather the evidence to build a strong case, and hold those responsible for your child’s birth injury accountable.
We know that no amount of money could ever right the wrongs that were done to your family. However, your child deserves the best possible medical care and treatment. Filing a birth injury lawsuit can help you provide that care without putting your family in unnecessary financial strains.
Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit
Birth injuries fall within the scope of medical malpractice or obstetrical malpractice. Generally speaking, medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider, such as an obstetrician or delivery room nurse, breaches the established standard of care owed to patients under the circumstances. As in all personal injury cases, in a birth injury case, the injured plaintiff—or the plaintiff’s representative—has the burden of proving negligence, injuries, and damages.
Medical Malpractice and the Standard of Care
In birth injury cases, healthcare providers must normally abide by the standard of care applicable to all medical malpractice cases, which is “that level of care, skill, and treatment which, in light of all relevant surrounding circumstances, is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers.”
A delivery room doctor who fails to act as a reasonable physician/obstetrician would have acted under those circumstances may have breached the applicable standard of care and may face liability for negligence.
The injured plaintiff must also show that the negligent health care provider’s breach of the applicable standard of care resulted in injuries and damages. Damages in a birth injury case may include cognitive impairments, such as growth deficiencies or learning disabilities. Unfortunately, birth injuries usually cause children long-term or lifelong problems.
Upon meeting the applicable burden of proof, the child may recover compensation for related medical bills and treatment, as well as compensation for a lifetime of pain, suffering, inconvenience, and future care.