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Birth Injuries

What is birth injury?
When can I file a claim for a birth injury?
Who is at fault in a birth injury case?
What damages can I recover in a birth injury case?
How do I pay for an attorney in a birth injury case?
How do I pay for a lawyer in a medical malpractice case?

Q: What is a birth injury?

Birth injuries can devastate a family—drastically affecting the life of the child and sometimes leading to life-long disabilities or death. Although they are rare, birth injuries caused by medical errors or negligence do happen. These cases can encompass injuries sustained during pregnancy, at birth, or afterwards and can include improper prenatal care, cerebral palsy, asphyxiation, toxic-ischemic injury, permanent musculoskeletal injuries, brain or nerve damage, improper use of forceps, hematomas, or other injuries.

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Q: When can I file a claim for a birth injury?

Unlike most other types of injury claims, you may have additional time to file suit in birth injury cases in Kentucky. Birth injuries are often apparent immediately, but there are instances where the effects are not seen until months or even years later. The typical statue for a child injury is until the child turns 18, or possibly longer in special circumstances. An experienced birth injury attorney should be consulted immediately to help you determine the statute in your case.

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Q: Who is at fault in a birth injury case?

At-fault parties involved in a birth injury case could include obstetricians, anesthetists, nurses, or other medical staff who were part of the prenatal care, delivery, or neonatal care your child received. The at-fault party could have improperly performed a procedure, failed to respond to changing conditions during delivery, delayed to order a cesarean section, failed to consider the full medical history of the child and mother, etc.

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Q: What damages can I recover in a birth injury case?

If your family has been affected by a birth injury, you may have the right to recover for expenses related to medical treatment and travel. You may also be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, hardship, future medical expenses, physical therapy, vehicle and home modifications, loss of income, loss of consortium (companionship), future lost wages, or other losses. An experienced birth injury lawyer will hire experts and work hard to help you recover everything you deserve for your birth injury claim.

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Q: How do I pay for an attorney in a birth injury case?

The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart works on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if you get paid in your birth injury case. Call Warren and Barren County, Kentucky birth injury attorney Flora Templeton Stuart at (888) 782-9090 for a free initial consultation twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.

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The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart works on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid from your recovery in a medical malpractice case. Contact us for a free consultation.

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