At The Colleran Firm, we know how devastating it can be to learn that your child’s birth injury or trauma could have been prevented. Birth injuries take many forms, and they can have lifelong consequences for your child and your family. In numerous cases, birth injuries result from a healthcare professional’s medical negligence. Your doctor has a duty to exercise a certain level of care during prenatal visits and during delivery. When a birth injury happens as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to file a birth injury lawsuit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), birth defects and birth injuries are much more common than most of us would like to believe.
New parents should not have to contend with the anguish and difficulties associated with a baby’s birth injury. Yet when a birth injury is caused by medical negligence, we believe that the parents deserve to seek compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim. A dedicated Philadelphia birth injury lawyer can discuss your options with you during a free birth injury consultation.
After you have scheduled a birth injury legal consultation, you might be wondering what types of documentation or other materials you should bring with you when you meet with an attorney. If you believe that your infant sustained a birth injury as a result of medical malpractice, your birth injury attorney will need to gather detailed information about your specific situation. While some of the information needed may seem obvious, you might wish to spend some time gathering other types of documentation before meeting with your lawyer.
In addition to such documentation, you should ask yourself a number of questions before meeting with your birth injury lawyer and come prepared to answer them.
At The Colleran Law Firm, we are dedicated to providing personalized service to every client, and our experienced Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to helping new parents seek compensation when a doctor’s negligence results in a birth injury.
When you meet with a birth injury lawyer for a free consultation, you will be able to ask significant questions that can help you decide how to move forward with your case. It is important to think about questions you would like to ask in advance of your visit.
If you recently went through labor and delivery only to learn that your infant sustained a preventable birth injury, you may be wondering how you can afford to file a lawsuit. When your baby suffers a serious birth injury because of a delayed C-section or another kind of medical mistake, you may not be focusing at first on the importance of acting quickly to file a claim. It is important to know that we believe victims of medical malpractice should not have to pay up front for the costs of filing a birth injury lawsuit. Most victims of medical negligence would not be able to afford to file a claim if they had to supply the fees at the start of litigation.
Medical malpractice cases can be expensive given that they usually involve hiring at least one medical expert in addition to an experienced attorney. Yet at The Colleran Firm, we believe that families dealing with birth injuries should not have to pay anything out of pocket to seek justice. Our compassionate Philadelphia medical negligence lawyers take birth injury claims on a contingency fee basis. In other words, we will only receive pay attorneys’ fees if we obtain money for you. The fee will be an agreed-upon percentage of the damages we are able to recover for you and your family.
If your child recently suffered a birth injury, an experienced Pennsylvania birth injury attorney can help. Contact The Colleran Firm to learn more about our services.