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
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.
The statute of limitations on a child in Kentucky does not run until the child turns 18 years old. For a car crash this means it can extend to age 20. In other injury cases the statute of limitation in Kentucky usually expires on the nineteenth birthday. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine …
If your child was injured at a fair, carnival or event it is possible the person or business responsible for the event is liable. In Kentucky, there is a duty to prevent persons at a fair, carnival or event from being harmed due to negligence. Damages are also necessary to pursue a claim. If your …
My child was seriously injured when a weld on her bicycle broke. How should I choose my childs attorney?
You should choose a lawyer that has experience handling children injury cases if your child is hurt on a bike. Get a lawyer that spends time in the courthouse and litigates. Do not get a lawyer that is afraid of juries. Ask potential lawyers about their experience.
What is shaken baby syndrome? What do I do if I suspect someone who cares for my child has shaken them?
Shaken baby syndrome occurs when a caretaker, nanny, daycare worker, or other person shakes a baby and causes damage to the brain. Babies do not have strong necks and when shaken the brain moves about causing injury. There are VERY serious cases and need to be reported to law enforcement and the state. If the …