What can I do if my baby has brain damage from a birth injury?
Birth injuries can be a serious matter. In many instances, birth injuries can be attributed to medical malpractice. Even if the injury is small, such as a bruise or laceration on the child, or a severe injury (such as cerebral palsy or an HIE brain injury) that leaves your child permanently disabled, you should contact an attorney to see what your options so that you are able to take care of your child.
Can you sue if your child gets hurt at school?
If a child is injured either at or outside of their school whilst under the care and control of school staff, they do not have the automatic right to sue. The claimant must prove that the injury occurred due to the school’s negligence.
What is the statute of limitations on birth injury lawsuits?
The law places limitations on the amount of time a person has to file a claim to the court. These time frames vary depending on the laws of the state, so it is best to consult an experienced medical malpractice lawyer for a clear explanation of your specific case.
Frequently Asked Questions About Children’s Injuries
Loss of Consortium In Kentucky, a minor child can sue over the death of a parent. This is commonly referred to as a loss consortium. In a case like this the children have lost all sorts of help from the parent. Things like comfort, shelter, love, and safety are losses in the eyes of the …
If a child is injured through the negligence of another, he or she will bring a claim through the parent or guardian. Most cases resolve without a lawsuit. If a case does go to suit than the Complaint will list the parent or guardian as the plaintiff with the injured child listed by initials only. …
If your child is injured you should seek medical attention. A personal injury lawyer can help if the injury was caused by the negligence of a third party. It may also be necessary to call the police an authorities if the child was intentionally injured or injured through child abuse. My office handles injury cases …
It is not always necessary to file a lawsuit for a child injury claim. Most cases resolve without a lawsuit being filed. When a defendant or insurance company pays before suit this is called a settlement. Some cases do end up in litigation, but the client makes the decision on whether or not a lawsuit …
Your child could be traumatized if you have to bring a lawsuit on his or her behalf. Consult with a medical professional for an evaluation. You will have to weigh the positives and negatives with a personal injury lawyer. I try to put myself in the shoes of my clients before filing a lawsuit on …
The most common medical injuries that children suffer after a car crash are broken bones, tissue injuries, head injuries, scars, and emotional trauma. There are medical providers in Kentucky that focus solely on child injuries. See a doctor first if your child is hurt. Follow up with a free consultation from a personal injury lawyer.