When there is a birth injury, the impact can be devastating for the family. While some catastrophic events are unavoidable, many of these injuries stem from the negligence of doctors, nurses, or hospitals. When this happens, a birth injury law firm could provide the child and their family an opportunity to hold the negligent parties accountable.
If your family is coping with a severe birth injury, the Preszler Law Firm and our team of Burnaby personal injury lawyers are ready to help. We take great pride in defending the legal rights of families. To learn how we might be able to help yours, call today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Common types of birth injuries
Birth injuries can occur during any point of the pregnancy. While most of them occur during labour or delivery, this is not always the case. They can stem from medical errors made during prenatal treatment, and can include:
Any of the above could result in a viable claim for monetary compensation, depending on the circumstances. While not every catastrophic birth event will result in a viable claim, it is worth discussing your case with a birth injury lawyer when determining if you should proceed with a lawsuit.
Deadline to file a birth injury lawsuit
Every lawsuit in British Columbia has a deadline in which the plaintiff must file. The statute of limitations is designed to prevent an extended delay between an injury and the filing of a lawsuit. The courts are empowered to dismiss any claim that is filed after the deadline expires. This is the case regardless of the strength of the claim itself.
In most cases, a plaintiff must file an injury lawsuit within two years of the date of the accident. However, there are several exceptions to this rule– as it applies to victims under the age of 19. In these cases, the deadline to file a birth injury lawsuit will extend beyond that two-year limit. That said, this area of the law is complex. For a better grasp on how the statute of limitations could affect you, reach out to a seasoned birth injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact a Burnaby birth injury lawyer right away
After resolving more than 12,000 birth injury claims on behalf of our clients, there are many advantages to working with our team of Burnaby personal injury lawyers at Preszler. We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we are successful in recovering damages for you and your family. You can call to discuss the status of your case at any time. To learn more about our approach for your child’s birth injury claim, contact us to schedule a free consultation right away.