Arizona personal injury: Legal options following a birth injury

Seeing a child suffer or losing a child is often considered a parent's worst nightmare. Sadly, numerous parents in Arizona have been forced to deal with the pain associated with losing a child or seeing a child left disabled due to injuries suffered at birth. The financial, physical and emotional costs associated with such a personal injury can devastate a family. When a child experiences a birth injury, parents may be entitled to pursue civil claims against those parties believed responsible.

In birth injury cases, determining if an injury resulted from negligence can be difficult. Careful review of one's case is required before any legal actions can be taken. For this reason, and many others, these cases can take time to resolve.

Sadly, birth injuries are fairly common; though, not all result in permanent damage or infant death. When an injury does occur, the standard of care that was provided throughout the pregnancy, labor and delivery and even post-delivery care will need to be reviewed. It is believed that, numerous birth injuries are often the result of improper use of medical equipment or the failure to address complications in a timely manner -- among other things.

If any issues with care are found to have occurred, even it is something that may initially seem insignificant or small, parents may have legal recourse. Fair and full compensation for any and all damages sustained related to a birth injury may be achieved through successful litigation or out-of-court settlements. In order for compensation to be sought, after this type or personal injury has occurred, the appropriate civil claim will have to be filed in an Arizona court.

Source: FindLaw, "Birth Injury Overview", Accessed on Sept. 7, 2016

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