Courtenay Birth Injury Lawyer
When your child suffers a birth injury, no amount of money that can undo the damage. However, thanks to modern medical advances, many of these can be treated over time. If your child sustained an injury due to the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or hospital staff, you have the right to pursue compensation. When a negligent party is the cause, it is only right that they are ultimately responsible for paying the medical bills. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we embrace our role as a Courtenay birth injury law firm. Contact our office right away to schedule a free consultation.
Common birth injuries
Some birth injuries are unavoidable—for example, they might be genetic. However, when this is avoidable, it typically stems from a mistake made during labour or delivery. It is also worth mentioning that there are some medical errors that can occur during pregnancy that are only discovered at birth.
It is important to contact a birth injury lawyer if your child has suffered this type of injury:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain injuries
- Hypoxic/ischemic injuries
- Uterine rupture (VBAC)
- Umbilical cord compression
- Shoulder dystocia
- Lacerations and bruising from emergency deliveries
- Facial paralysis
- Intracranial hemorrhage
- Brachial plexus injury
The deadline to file a Courtenay birth injury lawsuit
There is a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. Generally speaking, a plaintiff must file suit within two years of the date they became aware of their injury. While these deadlines must be met, there are several unique exceptions for victims under the age of 19. This area of the law can be complex; an incorrect assumption about your deadline to file suit could cost you the ability pursue damages at all.
These types of lawsuits are complex and require significant work before they are ready to file. To allow for enough time to properly prepare your case, and to avoid missing any critical deadlines, it is in your best interest to contact a birth injury lawyer as soon as possible.
The cost of hiring a birth injury lawyer
It is common for a family to wonder if they can afford the help of a lawyer. After all, the fees are infamous, and some people might assume they cannot afford it.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we will never turn you away due to your inability to pay. In fact, we will never ask for an up-front fee for as long as we handle your case. We operate on a contingency basis, meaning we only get paid if you get paid.
Contact our team of Courtenay personal injury lawyers
The choice of a birth injury lawyer is an important one. That is why our firm never charges a fee for an initial consultation. If you have questions about your claim or the litigation process, our compassionate lawyers might have the answers. For an objective discussion regarding your birth injury claim, call right away to schedule an initial consultation.