Kamloops Birth Injury Lawyer
Catastrophic deliveries are rare in Canada: about five babies die per 1,000 live births. Six mothers die for every 100,000 deliveries. However, death is not the only adverse outcome. Birth injuries present an awful tragedy for the entire family that can persist a lifetime, requiring expensive medical care and round-the-clock vigilance. With over 12,000 successfully litigated claims, you can count on our birth injury law firm to prevail. At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we’ve been advocating for our clients since 1959.
What Are Birth Injuries?
A birth injury is defined as any condition that adversely affects the fetus during delivery. Compression, traction, malpresentation, large fetal size, or difficult and prolonged labour can all cause birth trauma.
- Bone fractures of the clavicle, humerus, proximal femur, or cranium
- Hematoma (bruises) and lacerations (cuts)
- Intracranial hemorrhaging
- Muscle damage and soft tissue tears
- Facial paralysis
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brachial plexus injury and cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic/ischemic injuries
- Umbilical cord compression
- Uterine rupture
How Can Birth Injuries Be Prevented?
A birth injury lawyer seeks to demonstrate the preventability of the injuries you or your child suffered. Proper monitoring, communication in the delivery room, and timely intervention are required to ensure the health of mother and baby. Changes in fetal heart rate and abnormal pain patterns between contractions must always be addressed. Mothers should be assessed for risk factors, including: gestational diabetes, excess weight gain or large infant size, prematurity, breech position, small maternal pelvis, and prolonged labour.
What Compensation Is Available To B.C. Families Affected By Birth Injuries?
Each case is unique, but you can expect coverage for all past, present, and future medical expenses. Parents who have lost wages taking time off work or departing from the workforce to care for an injured newborn may be able to claim this loss as well. A child can claim lost earnings if he or she is unable to maintain employment due to injuries. Further, permanent disabilities and long-term needs like medical devices, home modifications, special education, and daily assistive care can be claimed. Non-pecuniary damages for “pain and suffering” are allowed but capped at $375,000.
When To File A Birth Injury Lawsuit
If your child was born before June 1, 2013, you have until your child’s 21st birthday to initiate a claim. If your child was born after June 1, 2013, and is severely disabled, you have an unlimited amount of time to act on behalf of your child. It’s seldom “too late” to seek just compensation. Contact Kamloops personal injury lawyers for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more.
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Do not worry about how you’ll afford a decent birth injury lawyer. Contact the Preszler team of Kamloops personal injury lawyers for a free consultation. If we agree to represent your claim, you will receive contingency-based legal services, meaning you pay NOTHING UPFRONT, only paying if and when we obtain compensation on your behalf. Experienced birth injury lawyers provide fluent communication in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Hindi, Farsi, and Urdu to the 90,000+ residents of Kamloops from our nearby office in Kelowna. We are committed to the successful resolution of your case to provide your family with the money you need to provide for a bright future.