If your child has experienced a birth injury that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of a healthcare professional, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation, and the Weitz Firm is ready to help. Today, we want to discuss what documentation you will need to file a case and what you will need as your case proceeds through the legal process. Call us when you need a Philadelphia birth injury attorney.
If your loved one has been injured during the birthing process, there could be lifelong complications. It is important to understand that there is generally a two-year time limit to file a medical malpractice claim after a mistake is made, but this can be extended for those who are under 18 years of age when the mistake occurs. However, you should not put these cases off as expenses can begin to pile up.
Many people wonder how complicated a birth injury case will be and what documentation they need to file a case. The good news is that the Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at the Weitz Firm fully understand this process and will be able to handle all of this for you.
Your attorney will file a lawsuit against the healthcare professional or institution (or both) that was responsible for the birth injury. Along with this, they will file a “certificate of merit.” A certificate of merit is a document stating that the case has been evaluated by an appropriately licensed professional who has deemed that they believe the medical malpractice case to be valid.
From the filing of a case forward, your attorney will handle the case by gathering the proper paperwork, going through the discovery process, analyzing the evidence, and more. Your attorney will likely participate in several settlement negotiations or arbitration meeting. If necessary, your attorney will have your case prepared for trial.
Birth injuries such as bone fractures, meconium aspiration, fetal oxygen deprivation, brain bleeds, nerve damage, and more can all lead to long-term disabilities for your child. Lifelong care may be required, and this can become incredibly expensive.
If your child has been injured due to a mistake made during the birthing process, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At the Weitz Firm, our knowledgeable and experienced team is going to investigate your case and work to secure the following:
Let us handle the paperwork and documents related to this case. When you need a Philadelphia birth injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.