How Do I Sue a Doctor for a Birth Injury?

James Law Office, LLC

There are few things more troubling for a parent than something going wrong during childbirth. Unfortunately, this happens more often than we’d like to believe, and if it has happened to you, you are most likely now looking to sue. Though financial compensation may not fix everything, it will help offset financial burdens occurred as a result of medical malpractice. Please read on and reach out to our experienced Darlington County, South Carolina medical malpractice lawyer today to learn more about how our firm can help with your birth injury case:

What Are the Most Common Types of Birth Injuries?

Unfortunately, any number of complications can occur at birth, though some are more common than others. Two of the most frequent birth injuries are cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy. Cerebral palsy is generally caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain during childbirth–often the result of a physician’s negligence–while Erb’s palsy generally occurs due to excessive pulling or twisting during childbirth–also reckless and improper. These injuries can both result in motor and brain impairment, among other things, and if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cerebral or Erb’s palsy, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim.

Why Do I Need an Attorney to Sue for a Birth Injury?

There are several reasons you should hire an experienced attorney to help you file your lawsuit. First, attorneys are educated and trained in gathering and presenting evidence as effectively as possible to prove that you were injured as a direct result of negligence. Additionally, you can bet that negligent doctors will do anything in their power to disprove your claim, as a medical malpractice lawsuit can easily bar them from practicing forever. Our firm is ready to fight for your rights to help ensure you win the compensation you deserve.

How Long Do I Have to Sue a Doctor in South Carolina?

People in South Carolina have a certain amount of time to take legal action against a negligent party. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in South Carolina is generally three years, so if you are looking to sue a medical professional for a birth injury, you will have to do so within three years of the date the “cause of action” occurred. Do not make the mistake of waiting–our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you deserve today.

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