Minnesota Birth Injury - Lawsuits and Legal Action
A birth injury can be a traumatic experience in any parent's life. When such injuries occur because of mistakes made by medical professionals, knowing what to do can be confusing, frustrating and upsetting.
That's why it's important to talk to a birth injury attorney who knows the laws and understands how the legal system works in your community. Each state has unique laws governing birth injuries, including Minnesota.
Minnesota law allows families to take legal action against doctors, hospitals or whoever's at fault for causing a birth injury. However, certain legal time limits and restrictions apply. That's why it's important to speak with an attorney licensed in your state about your child's situation as soon as possible.
Reasons why you might file a lawsuit
Families can take legal action in Minnesota when medical providers fail to meet standards of care and that failure causes a birth injury, or causes an injury to become worse than it otherwise would have been. Examples of malpractice and negligence when it comes to birth injuries involving the baby or mother include:
- Misdiagnosis of medical problem during woman's pregnancy.
- Delay in diagnosis of medical issues.
- Failure to treat infections in mother or baby.
- Prescribing the wrong medication to the mother or baby.
- Failure to monitor a baby's health during pregnancy, delivery and shortly afterwards.
- Failure to perform a C-section in a timely manner, resulting in a birth injury.
- Injuries to baby during delivery due to misuse of medical devices.
- Brain injury due to oxygen supply being cut off to baby before or during delivery.
This is just a small sample of some of the things that can go wrong which can result in a serious birth injury. There are many other reasons why injuries occur involving infants and their mothers. And all of them may be grounds for legal action.
How a birth injury attorney can help you
When a surgeon, doctor or another medical professional causes an injury to a pregnant woman or infant, many people might think they do not need to hire an attorney, especially since the person who caused the injury was clearly at fault.
The reality is most medical professionals rarely admit to doing anything wrong. Instead, they often claim it was simply a mistake, that no one's to blame. That's because the stakes are often so high. Depending on what type birth injury your child has, the financial impact could be thousands or easily millions of dollars.
Minnesota parents have rights and an experienced birth injury attorney can fight for them. To learn more about how a lawyer can help you after your birth injury, schedule a free consultation today. Our birth injury experts will review your case and, if necessary, get you in touch with an attorney licensed in Minnesota.