Having a baby is one of the most special miracles of life. It is a time that can be overwhelming mentally, emotionally, and physically. While there are numerous options for women when it comes to their birth plans, many choose to deliver their babies within a hospital setting. This is often done under the assumption that the hospital is the safest place to do so, especially if unforeseen complications arise. While this is often a safe assumption, it is not a guarantee. If you or your baby have been injured due to the negligence of the medical staff, you may be able to gain compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
Understanding Medical Malpractice
An injury can occur from clear negligence and misjudgment on the part of a physician or another medical professional. When you are in the hospital expecting to give birth, your mind is in a million places. You will be monitored by various staff members and be provided with various medical options that you may or may not fully understand. When it comes to birth injury claims, there are numerous possible categories, such as:
- Lack of informed consent
- Medication error
- Anesthesia error
- Surgical error
Especially when giving birth, you rely on your medical team to provide the best possible care for you and your baby. You deserve compensation if you have been injured due to the medical treatment you received.
Pursuing a medical malpractice claim can be complex. You need substantial evidence and a well-experienced attorney. Doctors and medical institutions have access to big-name insurance companies with endless resources. This should not deter you from having your voice heard. With our law firm on your side, you can proceed with confidence that your claim will have a fighting chance. If you want to learn more about your potential claim, contact us today.