A claim is a legal demand or assertion by a claimant for compensation, payment, or reimbursement for a loss under a contract, or an injury due to negligence. Any negligence by a contractual party gives a right to the other party to ask for the compensation to the other party and the guilty party is bound to pay for the damages to the claimant. In case of any dispute or brawl the infected party can go to the court against the guilty party for the compensation.

Your baby may get an injury at the time of the birth. It may occur due the doctor, nurse or hospital administration’s negligence or the physical condition of the mother and baby. An injury which your baby gets at the time of birth may make him disable in his future life and he may fail to meet all the challenges and obligations to spend a successful life. In these circumstances law gives you a right to make a claim against the guilty party and as a guilty party is bound for the compensation in case of any birth injury. A call for which you lodged a lawsuit in the event of a birth injury has called a birth injury claim.

Mostly the birth injuries occur as a result of complications during pregnancy, labor, or childbirth. The caput succedaneum, cephalohematoma, subconjunctival hemorrhage, forceps lacerations and bruising, facial paralysis, brachial plexus palsy, fractures, cerebral palsy are some most common types of birth injuries. Several types of birth injuries can be prevented when proper medical protocol is adhered to.

Medical negligence can cause several types of birth injuries. Medical negligence is defined as a health care provider’s failure to exercise the same degree of judgment, care, and skill that a prudent medical professional would exercise in similar circumstances. If the medical care provider commits the medical negligence and the result is the birth injury, it gives you a right to file a lawsuit for a birth injury claim.

Your proceedings before you bring legal action or consult with a law expert can have a substantial impact on your lawsuit.  If your loving child has sustained a birth injury, keep the following facts in mind as you work through doctor’s appointments, conversations with insurance companies, or consultations with a legal representative:

  • Get the right medical attention for your child
  • Document everything properly
  • Get all the information about the birth
  • Be careful and attentive while working with insurance companies or hospital representatives
  • Do not talk about the lawsuit or potential cause of your child’s injury

Due to lack of knowledge and information mostly parents fail to make a claim against the medical care provider, and they could not be compensated by the guilty party properly. Keep in mind – even a single mistake can derail your lawsuit. So, an immediate representation & rehabilitation support is necessary for a birth injury claim. A birth injury lawyer having a valid experience, medical knowledge and conclusion to pursue medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors, nurses and hospitals when they die to protect a fetus in distress and cause a birth injury can help the parents for an immediate representation and rehabilitation backing and may allot with their lawsuit efficiently and efficaciously.