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Birth Injury

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Las Vegas Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Birth injuries are a nightmare scenario for parents. Early parenthood is a challenging enough stage of life when parents and their children are perfectly healthy. However, dealing with injuries suffered by a mother or child during delivery presents many new and unique difficulties for families. While many deliveries are handled competently and completed without incident, obstetricians, doctors, and medical staff are fallible, and unfortunate accidents can occur. When injuries to a mother or child occur due to a medical professional’s negligence, the injured party or their legal guardian has the right to seek financial compensation for their suffering.

If you, your child, or your partner have been injured during childbirth due to a medical professional’s negligence, a birth injury attorney with our Nevada law firm can help you pursue rightful compensation. Contact us today to schedule a free case consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Las Vegas!

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Common Types Of Birth Injuries

Birth is an inherently traumatic experience, and minor injuries are neither uncommon nor unexpected. However, more severe injuries should be entirely avoidable so long as the obstetrician is prudent. Some common birth injuries that may occur when a medical professional is negligent in their duty of care include the following.

  • Bone Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Nerve Damage
  • Shoulder Dystocia

Compensation For Birth Injuries

There is a wide range of economic and non-economic damages victims who’ve suffered birth injuries may pursue as compensation. Some of the most common compensable damages include the following.

  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss Of Present & Future Wages
  • Burial/Funeral Costs
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Punitive Damages

Time Limit For Filing A Birth Injury Claim

Filing a birth injury claim against the negligent party is the first step in recovering compensation for damages. However, it’s essential to remember there’s a time limit for filing childbirth-related injury claims in Nevada. You must file a birth injury lawsuit within three years of the child’s birth or three years from when a doctor diagnosed the injury. Additionally, if a child suffers from brain damage or a congenital disability caused by a birth injury, you must file a claim before the child’s tenth birthday.

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How Our Birth Injury Attorneys Can Help

Considering the strict time frame allotted for filing childbirth injury claims, it’s best to get things rolling as soon as possible. Our experienced litigation attorneys can help you file your medical malpractice claim in a timely fashion, collect evidence, and pursue maximum compensation for your family’s damages. Contact Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to schedule a free consultation!

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