The Tiniest Victims: What to Do When Your Child Suffers Birth InjuriesTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. June 20, 2015
It’s believed that for every 1,000 babies born in the United States, five will suffer an injury during birth.
Not only can this cause untold suffering to the child and their parents, but birth injuries may result in the need for lifelong care.
How do you cope when this catastrophic event affects your child, and is there any way to get justice? Read on for the answers.
Get the medical help your child needs
As a parent of a child who was injured during birth, your baby must be your primary focus at this time. Do everything you can to get the medical help they need, whether it be surgery, physical therapy, medication, or any other recommended form of treatment.
Keep careful records
Get every piece of information you can surrounding the child’s birth and resulting injury. This includes the name and contact information of any doctors, nurses, technicians, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare professionals who were present at the time. Gather hospital records about your child’s diagnosis, prognosis, and course of treatment.
Track every bill you receive
Keep track of any and all expenses related to your child’s birth injury. This includes bills from the hospital, doctor, and other parties for the birth itself, as well as the resulting treatment. Keep receipts for prescriptions, transport costs to and from follow-up doctor visits, specialist consultations, and medical equipment. Also take notes on how much the birth injury is costing you in regards to your job, including lost time and wages, vacation or sick days you sacrificed, or promotions you had to forego.
Call an experienced birth injury attorney
Birth injuries can be agonizing to deal with, but you do not have to fight this battle alone. Call an experienced, compassionate attorney to help fight for the justice you deserve, and the birth injury lawsuit your child may need to heal.
Get help from caring Tampa birth injury lawyers.
If your child was the victim of a birth injury, we want to help you. The staff of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, and can be reached at 1-800-538-4878. Once you go over your case with us in a free evaluation, we’ll know better how to help you and your child. Call us today.