You will need to prepare evidence to support your birth injury claim. This will include medical records, photographic evidence, and even testimonies from witnesses. You will also need to keep a record of the expenses incurred.
Under British Columbia law, you will need to file your birth injury claim within two years either from the date of the birth injury or from the date that you became aware of the birth injury.
When it comes to birth injury cases, the damages should not only take into account the medical expenses, but also pain and suffering, lost wages, counseling expenses, and physical therapy expenses.
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Some of the most common injuries incurred at birth include, but are not limited to, Brachial Plexus injuries, Erb’s Palsy, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft Lip, heart defects, C-section injuries, and Spina Bifida.
Even if the baby went through a normal pregnancy, birth injuries can still occur because of mistakes committed or negligence displayed by doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals. Due to the medical negligence, the baby could suffer oxygen deprivation, trauma due to impact during delivery, premature birth, or other damages caused by medication errors or improper use of medical equipment or instruments.
Birth injuries are different from birth defects. Birth injuries are brought on by actions or negligence of medical professionals during labor or throughout the pregnancy. Birth defects, on the other hand, refer to structural changes that are detected during the birth of a child.
Diamond & Diamond has a team of personal injury lawyers with experience in handling birth injury cases in British Columbia. Dealing with a birth injury is never easy, but our birth injury lawyers will work hard to get you the compensation you need. Call 1-800-567-HURT now for a free consultation.
Not only can birth injuries occur due to complications in labor and pregnancy, they can also happen because of medical negligence by a physician or other healthcare professional. This is where a birth injury lawyer comes in — the lawyer will evaluate your case and file a suit on your behalf for medical negligence.
After winning your birth injury claim, you should be able to get compensation for your medical expenses, as well as damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, psychological treatment or counseling expenses, and physical therapy expenses, among others.
In case the mother dies during childbirth, the father of the child can sue on behalf of the baby. If the mother survives but is otherwise incapacitated, a litigation guardian can be appointed to make decisions on her behalf.
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