The birth of a child is often described as joyous, magical, and one of the most meaningful times of a parent’s life. However, two words rarely paired with childbirth, at least in the early days of pregnancy, are “scary” and “unpredictable”—and perhaps for good reason. No one wants to think that the worst-case scenario will happen to them.
But the sad truth is that the worst-case scenario can quickly become a reality, particularly when medical malpractice is involved. What’s worse, negligent health care providers may cover up the truth, leaving the family in the dark about what really happened.
If your baby was admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and/or if you suffered an injury during childbirth, there is a chance that negligence was involved. If you can prove it, you could recover compensation for the damages incurred, from pain and suffering to medical bills, and more.
Our birth injury attorney team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. understands that nothing can truly make up for what you went through, but legal action can bring you peace of mind knowing that justice was served and that other families will be protected from the same negligence. Since our firm opened in 1993, we have recovered more than $500 million for our clients. We can’t guarantee a favorable outcome for your case, but we can guarantee that we’ll be by your side at every step of the way.
Schedule your free consultation with a compassionate Kansas City birth injury attorney—call (816) 298-8708 or submit an online contact form today.
To win your birth injury lawsuit, you and your attorney must prove that an attending health care professional (physician, OB-GYN, nurse, midwife, surgeon, etc.) committed some form of malpractice.
Birth injuries are most often a result of one or more of the following types of malpractice:
That said, there are a lot of things that can go wrong during childbirth, and birth injuries are not always the result of malpractice/negligence. For instance, if a physician did everything within their power (and in line with medical industry standards) but an injury still occurred, the injured family would not have grounds for a case.
Still, it is important to note that many health care providers have wrongfully claimed that they did everything they could when, in reality, the birth injury was fully preventable. If you are unsure about the cause of a birth injury, consult a seasoned trial lawyer as soon as possible. We will help you determine whether you have a case and, if so, how to prove it.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our team of lawyers accepts cases involving the following birth injuries:
Our Kansas City trial law firm is prepared to advocate for you after a birth injury. Our deep commitment to our clients has won us acclaim from Super Lawyers®, Martindale-Hubbell, The National Trial Lawyers, and others. If you want to work with seasoned lawyers who sincerely care about you and your family, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is the firm for you.
Call a Kansas City birth injury lawyer at (816) 298-8708 today. Se habla español.
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