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 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 …
If your child dies due to the fault of another you can bring a claim. This is called a wrongful death claim. Under certain circumstances you could also sue for loss of consortium meaning your loss. A personal injury or wrongful death lawyer can help you pursue the case when your child dies from the …
Medical malpractice for kids is different than medical malpractice for adults because kids have a longer life ahead of them. This means that if the damage is permanent it will last longer and the case will have more value from a legal perspective. The act of committing medical malpractice does not differ from adult to …