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You have rights when your child suffers birth injuries

On Behalf of | Nov 3, 2016 | Birth Injuries

Nearly all parents in Delaware want to give their children the opportunity to grow up happy and healthy. When medical mistakes during the delivery rob you and your child of that chance, it can be devastating. Fortunately, you have rights when it comes to seeking restitution for the birth injuries your child suffered.

During delivery, any number of things can go wrong. It is up to the medical professionals attending to your child to keep a close eye on both mother and child. When issues arise, they are duty bound to do what they can to ensure that your child is born healthy and uninjured.

Errors made during the delivery process can have lifelong consequences for your child — and you. For example, your child could suffer from cerebral palsy, a brachial plexus injury or some other permanent medical issue. In addition to medical issues, your child could suffer developmental delays that could make it difficult for him or her to thrive. It would be advantageous to talk to an attorney who will help protect your rights and obtain the restitution you deserve.

You have the right to file a medical malpractice claim in a Delaware civil court. The sooner that the circumstances surrounding the birth injuries suffered by your child can be investigated, the better chance that the appropriate evidence can be gathered. That evidence could help establish that mistakes were made and that you and your child did not receive the care that you should have. If the court determines that one or more parties fell short of their duties to your child, you might receive an award of damages that could help with the medical and other care that your child needs.