Fewer things are more painful to a parent than losing a child or seeing a child suffer. When a child experiences a birth injury that results in death or disability parents often need answers in order to move forward. Along with investigations into such incidents, parents in Arizona may be entitled to pursue personal injury or wrongful death claims against those believed responsible in an effort to seek compensation for any damages sustained.
Birth injury cases can be rather complex. Determining whether an injury resulted from negligence is not always easy. This is why a careful investigation is required before any actions can be taken against medical providers and/or facilities.
Birth injuries are actually quite common. In fact, about five in every 1,000 babies born in the United States will suffer some form of injury. Many of these, though, are actually not the result of negligent acts. In order to determine if negligence was a factor, it will have to be decided whether the appropriate standard of care was provided during pregnancy, labor, delivery and/or post-delivery care. If any issues are found, even something that may seem insignificant or small, parents may have legal recourse.
Arizona parents whose children have suffered birth-related injuries or deaths may be entitled to fair and full compensation for any and all damages that are deemed legally recoverable. Personal injury or wrongful death claims that are filed and successfully litigated in civil court or settled out of court may be granted monetary relief. This can ensure parents receive the appropriate funds that will desperately be needed in order to fully provide for their child's current and future needs or grant relief for any unexpected end-of-life expenses.
Source: FindLaw, "Birth Injury FAQ", Accessed on Nov. 8, 2015