A birth injury is the last thing a parent expects to happen during labor and delivery. If your newborn experienced trauma during birth or shortly after, he or she may suffer serious health consequences. At The Janda Law Firm, our medical malpractice attorneys help families seek justice and compensation for Nevada birth injuries. We believe in protecting patients from the carelessness of health care professionals. If your child has a birth injury, please contact us for a free consultation. You may be eligible for compensation.
Birth injury claims involve complicated medical malpractice and hospital negligence laws. The hospital or individual practitioner your family believes caused the birth injury will likely have a powerful legal defense team to contest your claim. Rather than taking on difficult settlement negotiations and complex laws alone, hire a birth injury attorney to do so for you. A birth injury lawyer can strengthen your claim to financial damages and protect you from insurance bad faith practices. You can focus on your child and family while a lawyer handles your lawsuit in Nevada.
You might have a birth injury claim if your child has any type of injury or trauma from someone else’s mistake made during your pregnancy, labor or delivery. Always consult with a birth injury lawyer before assuming you do not have a claim. At The Janda Law Firm, we can help parents bring lawsuits for all types of negligence- or malpractice-related birth injuries in Nevada.
Many birth injuries are temporary. However, some will last the child’s lifetime. Cerebral palsy, for example, is an incurable motor function disorder that stems from brain damage early in development. Although the law does not expect a doctor to prevent every birth injury, it does expect the exercise of a reasonable standard of care during labor and delivery. Breaching this standard and causing a preventable birth injury is medical malpractice.
You might have grounds to bring a birth injury claim in Nevada if you or your birth injury attorney can collect evidence of a doctor, nurse, surgeon or health care center’s negligence in connection with your child’s injuries or death. Common examples of negligence that could cause birth injuries are misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, misreading test results, poor patient care, lack of fetal heart rate monitoring, failure to order an emergency C-section, negligent birthing techniques and mishandling of a newborn. You have three years from the date medical malpractice occurred or one year from the date of injury discovery to file your claim in Nevada.
Birth Injury Attorney Dr. Paul Janda cares about infants, children and families in Nevada. He and his associates stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves. If you believe someone else’s negligence caused your child’s birth injuries, call (702) 758-8888 or send us a message online for a free legal consultation. We may be able to help you hold the at-fault doctor, hospital or birthing center accountable.