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Birth injuries are devasting incidents that can turn a child’s life upside down with physical and developmental delays and lifelong medical treatment. Unfortunately, these injuries can be prevented had the doctor or health care provider followed the medical standard of care.
If your child has suffered a birth injury, speak to an experienced Prescott birth injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Phillips Law Group, we have over 27 years of experience handling injury cases for more than 155,000 clients throughout Yavapai County and Arizona state.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your claim with us during a 100 percent free, no obligation consultation. Our firm also operates on a contingency fee basis, so there are no upfront fees or costs unless we help you recover compensation.
How is a Birth Injury Identified?
A birth injury is defined as any type of physical harm done to a child before, during or within the time shortly after birth. This is a vital time of the child’s life and even being deprived of oxygen and blood flow can have a negative impact on a child’s brain.
Birth defects are not the same as birth injuries. The biggest difference is that a birth injury is caused when a mother is in the process of delivery and a birth defect occurs while the baby is still in the mother’s womb.
Common types of birth injuries include:
- Loss of oxygen
- Bleeding from the brain
- Bruising of the head
- Swelling from the soft tissue of the scalp
- Broken collarbone
- Facial nerve damage
- Damage to the brachial plexus
Do I Have a Valid Birth Injury Case?
It is difficult to determine if you have a valid case without knowing the specifics of your claim. This is why it is important to reach out to a qualified Prescott birth injury attorney.
During a free consultation, our attorneys need to review several factors to determine if you are eligible to take legal action. Some factors that contribute to a birth injury include:
- Failing to diagnose an infection in the mother
- Failing to schedule or perform an emergency cesarean section (C-section)
- Improperly using vacuum extractors, forceps or other birth-assisting tools
- Improperly twisting or pulling the baby from the birthing canal
- Failing to properly administer medications to the mother during labor
- Failing to provide proper prenatal care
A doctor is expected to act with a certain standard of care in order to prevent injury. Failure to act in a timely manner can cause severe injury to the child and mother.
If your child has suffered a birth injury, it is important that you seek legal help from an experienced lawyer with a proven track record of obtaining settlements for clients.
Have legal questions? Contact us for answers at 1-800-706-3000 .
Is There a Time Limit to File a Birth Injury Case?
Birth injuries fall under medical malpractice cases. In Arizona, the statute of limitations sets medical malpractice deadlines to two years from the date of your child’s birth injury or when you should have reasonably discovered the birth injury. Cases filed after this deadline may be dismissed by the court, meaning that you will not be able to seek compensation.
However, there may be certain exceptions that apply to your individual situation. In some cases, the parents of an injured child may not be aware of the injury until weeks or months after the child is born.
Discussing your claim with a Prescott birth injury attorney may help you better understand if you have a case and how much time you have left to file.
What is the Value of My Case?
Every birth injury case is different, so determining the value of your potential case cannot be answered until our legal team reviews the details of your situation. You may be able to pursue the following types of compensation for a birth injury due to medical malpractice:
A birth injury can greatly damage or delay a child’s development. Treatment to improve a birth injury can be costly. Economic damages could help cover financial losses such as:
- Current and future medical expenses for treatment
- Medical equipment (walkers, wheelchairs and splints)
- Costs of therapy (physical, speech and occupational)
- Loss of wages if a parent misses time from work
- Transportation to and from doctor’s appointments
- Surgical procedures or corrective surgery
- Psychological counseling services
These type of damages are more difficult to measure because it does not have a dollar-value and depends heavily on the severity of the birth injury. This could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If you have a valid case, our team of experienced lawyers are prepared to pursue maximum compensation for the damages you and your family have suffered.
We are here to help. Call us for a free consultation. 1-800-706-3000 .
Birth Injury Cases We Handle
Over the years, our legal team has handled a number of different birth injury cases. This includes birth injuries most often associated with certain medical conditions such as:
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
We also have access to medical experts. He or she can help show how the doctor or health care provider involved in the birth acted negligently and how this caused your child harm.
Contact a Prescott Birth Injury Attorney for Help Today
Dealing with a birth injury can bring a lot of stress and devastation to a family. If you believe your child’s injury was the result of medical malpractice, we strongly encourage that you contact a Prescott birth injury attorney at Phillips Law Group for legal help.
Learn about your legal options during a free and confidential consultation. If we represent you, our firm is prepared to thoroughly investigate your situation and help build a strong case with supportive evidence on your behalf. We do not charge our clients any upfront fees. We only get paid if we help you obtain fair and just compensation for your child’s birth injury.
Get started today by calling 1-800-706-3000 .
My Attorney Sean Davis and his paralegal Hannah Dustin worked on my case. They listened to the problems that I was having with my case and they both got right to work. First they found me a doctor that actually listened to my problems from my car accident and worked quickly to form a plan that was comfortable for me and the doctor. The doctor was the best and after a couple of procedures the pain in my neck was gone. Behind the scenes Sean and Hannah were working hard to get my case settled with the insurance company. They kept in contact with me on all aspects of my case. They settled my case much faster than I expected and for more than I was expecting. If you want two real professional legal people to work on your case, I would highly recommend Sean and Hannah to you. I cannot say enough nice things about these two. Thank you so much, Rickey Hart .
Sophia H. at Phillips Law Group has been an absolute joy to work with -quick, responsive, and professional in every interaction. Her breadth of knowledge, from administration to IT to finance, is nothing short of impressive.
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The lawyers here are of top quality. Especially Trey Dayes, who was always respectful and hard-working.
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I would like to thank Vanessa Rodriguez for helping me with my case because I was in total shock about the accident. She had listened to all my concerns and had answered every question I had . She was great !!!
Jasmine helped me so so much I want to thank her ! And also Aaron , i was always scared after an accident , knowing I would have to deal with lawyers but not here . Luckily I’ve only been in 3 accidents but this time it was fast and easy . And i received all the treatments I needed to help me recover ! Thank you Jasmine and Aaron!
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