Birth Injury Lawyer
Has your child's health and quality of life been permanently compromised by a birth injury?
Medical professionals and their insurance companies should be held responsible for the mistakes that permanently affected your child's life.
Birth injury lawyer Lynn C. Harris in Salt Lake City, UT, can hold those parties responsible and recover compensation for your family.
Important Steps To Follow After a Birth Injury
Do Not SettleEven if the hospital or their insurance company offers you a settlement, do not accept. This payment will most likely not take into account your child's lifelong care and medical expenses. A lawyer works with medical experts and economists to recover the compensation that will be needed for the rest of your child's life. Do not sign anything until you speak with a lawyer.
Keep Records of EverythingCollect any information you have regarding your child's injuries. This includes medical records, bills, receipts, witness statements, and other documentation. This information will be used by our attorney to prove the full extent of your child's injuries and build a compelling case for maximum compensation.
Contact an Attorney
Hiring an attorney is especially important if your child is showing signs of a birth injury such as cerebral palsy, which could affect them throughout their lives. While the hospital and their insurance company will be interested in protecting themselves, your attorney will be focused on protecting your family's future in the wake of malpractice.
Risk-Free Case Reviews
Our law firm works on a contingency basis, meaning we only make money if our personal injury lawyer wins your case. Scheduling a consultation and hiring our firm is a risk-free endeavor that can result in life-changing benefits. Our personal injury lawyer has been fighting for Salt Lake City victims' rights in birth injury cases for more than 30 years. He helps families and their injured children receive just compensation for their immense losses.
Did Your Child Suffer a Birth Injury? Don't Hesitate To Call Our Birth Injury Attorney
Mr. Harris is an attorney in Salt Lake City, Utah, who understands the emotional, mental, and financial toll a birth injury can have on both the injured victim and their family. We will work tirelessly to help you recoup the damages you are owed so it can soften the financial burden you now face.
Mr. Harris has served Utah as a birth injury lawyer for more than 30 years. He will work diligently to help you achieve full compensation for the preventable hardships you and your family have been forced to suffer.
Contact our Salt Lake City, Utah, location if you are ready to take the next steps and file a birth injury lawsuit.
Salt Lake City Chooses Us To Pursue Justice
Our personal injury lawyer has been fighting for Salt Lake City victims' rights in birth injury cases for more than 30 years. He helps families and their injured children receive just compensation for their immense losses.
Our Birth Injury Attorney Will Fight for Your Rights
Over Three Decades in PracticeMr. Harris has spent over 30 years in the legal field. During this time, he has built relationships with medical professionals and other experts who can help him build a strong case.
Extensive Medical Malpractice Background
His case history includes many medical malpractice and birth injury cases. He has achieved successful outcomes for his clients in the past and can do the same for your family.
He cares about his clients as people and understands how deeply a birth injury can affect your entire family. When working with our firm, you will get one-on-one attention from our birth injury attorney.
The Time Limit for Filing a Lawsuit
In Utah, the statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years after the date of the injury.
Because unnecessary delays can affect the ultimate outcome of your case and make it more difficult to illustrate how negligence directly caused your injury, you are encouraged to take legal action as soon as possible. Contact our birth injury lawyer to schedule your free consultation.
Birth Injury vs. Birth Defects
These two very different conditions are frequently confused. Here are the distinctions:
|Birth Injury||Birth Defect|
|Caused during birthing||Not caused during birthing|
|Physical injury to infant's organs, bones, or brain||Defects caused by genetic or congenital issues|
|Result of medical malpractice||Result of natural causes|
To determine whether you have a case, it is important to understand the difference between birth injuries and birth defects. If you suspect that your child's injury was avoidable and directly caused by medical negligence, contact us today.
Types of Injuries and Conditions Resulting from Malpractice or Negligence
Cerebral palsy is a chronic condition caused by an injury to the brain during or shortly after birth. Children who suffer from this condition have difficulty with muscle movements, motor skills, balance, and coordination. Cerebral palsy can also have damaging effects on your child's speech and motor development, and require years of therapies and treatments. Speak with our attorney if you think your child has cerebral palsy as a result of medical malpractice or negligence.
Brachial Plexus Palsy (Erb's Palsy)
This condition is often the result of a medical professional being negligent and injuring the infant's brachial plexus, which is the group of nerves that control the movements and sensations in their arms. This typically occurs when there is difficulty freeing the baby's shoulder after the head has appeared. Some babies will require physical therapy or even surgery to regain normal function of their arms and shoulders.
Shoulder dystocia occurs during birth after the child's head has emerged, but the shoulders are caught behind the mother's pubic bone. If the problem is not addressed properly, the infant can suffer nerve damage and possible paralysis to the arms and hands. If a doctor has little knowledge of shoulder dystocia and fails to address the condition properly, the outcome can be catastrophic for the injured.
If you suspect that your child's injury was avoidable and directly caused by medical negligence, it's time to speak to an attorney.