My child has a serious birth defect or injury. Can I sue the doctor?
Not necessarily. Although doctors are trained health care professionals and are held to a high standard of care in treating their patients, they are not in the business of guaranteeing results. Sometimes birth defects and/or birth injuries occur even though a thoroughly qualified physician, assisted by an able staff, has diligently and competently done everything possible to bring about a safe, normal delivery. A lawsuit based on birth defects or birth injuries is a form of medical malpractice action and requires proof that the defendant was negligent in rendering professional services and that injuries occurred as a result. These types of suits can be difficult to prove and you would probably need to consult with an attorney.
Additional Birth Injuries FAQs
- What Causes Cerebral Palsy?
- Is there a time limit on filing a lawsuit against a doctor?
- My child is only three months old. How can someone so young file a lawsuit?
- What if the hospital destroys my child's health records?
- How can I prove my case against the doctor?
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