Birth injury lawsuits, much like other medical malpractice claims, involve
negligence on the part of doctors, medical professionals and/or providers.
When it comes to many
birth injury cases, liability isn’t always straightforward. In fact, determining who
or what is responsible for your child’s damages is the first—and
often most difficult—step toward justice.
You Can Hold the Hospital Accountable
Hospitals can be owned privately or publicly. Depending on the circumstances
of the case, you can hold the hospital responsible for its own negligence
or the negligence of an employee. This is called "vicarious liability."
Common types of hospital negligence include:
- Understaffing, which can lead to inadequate care
- Negligent hiring (hiring underqualified employees or employees with records
- Inaccuracies in, modifications to, or destruction of medical records
- Failure to admit a patient when necessary
- Substandard care
While things like understaffing or inaccurate records do not always cause
a birth injury, they can provide a support for legal action if an injury
occurs. If you suspect that any of these situations or other negligent
practices caused or contributed to your child’s birth injury, speak
with a qualified Chicago birth injury lawyer from Beam & Raymond today.
You Can Hold Doctors and Nurses Accountable.
Often failures in doctors’ and/or nurses’ standard of care
can result in vicarious liability lawsuits against the hospital. A doctor
vacuum extractors and injure the child during delivery, for example. In this situation,
the hospital may be liable for the actions of its doctor or nurse.
When to Call a Lawyer About Your Child’s Birth Injury
If you suspect a hospital or other medical entity injured your child, now
is the time to speak with a medical professional about your legal rights
and options. At Beam & Raymond, our Chicago birth injury attorneys
provide legal guidance for families across the nation. We are here to
help you fight for the compensation you and your family deserve—call now to
set up your first consultation with a lawyer.