Children’s Injuries

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

The best way to sue a school for your child’s injuries is to sue the individual at the school that is responsible for the damages. Some judges hold that schools are protected by sovereign immunity, which basically means you can’t sue the school. If you sue an individual at the school there are legal exceptions …
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In Kentucky you can sue a teacher for failing to protect your child from injury at school. These are complicated cases on account of an old law that shields teachers/schools from liability. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate the case.

Settling a car accident injury case in Kentucky is different when children are involved because the Court needs to approve of settlement. If the settlement is small there is a chance the Court does not need to be involved. When settlements are over $10,000.00 the Court must ensure the settlement is fair, equitable, and in …
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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. …
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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 …
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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 …
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