If a birth injury has been caused by an error on the part of a medical professional, the parents may be entitled to compensation on behalf of their child. Financial compensation can help the family with expensive, potentially continual medical care that the injured child may require.
Attending obstetricians, obstetric nurses, technicians or other medical personnel may be liable for the losses your child and you face due to your child’s medical problems, physical and cognitive disabilities or other lasting harm. In some cases, the hospital or medical center where your child was born may be held liable.
A medical malpractice lawsuit can seek money to assist you with the costs associated with your child’s injury. You may also be entitled to damages for your mental anguish as parents. Your child may be entitled to future damages based on the life he or she should have had but will not.
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