Ridgefield Birth Injury Attorney
Medical malpractice can affect your child in drastic ways during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Negligence or a preventable mistake by a practitioner or medical center could compromise your infant’s health, safety and wellness – sometimes with permanent repercussions. A physician failing to monitor infant vital signs during delivery, for example, could lead to prolonged loss of oxygen for the infant and a lifelong condition such as cerebral palsy.
If you believe your child has a malpractice-related birth injury, please contact the Ridgefield attorneys at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC right away for a free legal consultation. We may be able to help you bring a case against one or more defendants in Clark County in pursuit of fair compensation.
Why Choose Us?
- We understand Washington’s birth injury and medical malpractice laws.
- We have more than a century of legal experience among our attorneys.
- We have hundreds of past case results proving our capabilities.
- We are true trial lawyers who can take birth injury claims to court, if necessary.
- We represent Ridgefield birth injury claimants on a contingency fee basis.
Types of Birth Injuries
In our years of experience, we have helped families seek compensation for all types of injuries and illnesses connected to alleged medical malpractice. We understand how negligence by a health care professional can interfere with a mother’s pregnancy, labor and delivery, as well as the most common related infant injuries. We strive to help families in Ridgefield with all types of birth injury insurance claims and lawsuits.
- Temporary or permanent nerve damage
- Facial paralysis
- Shoulder dystocia
- Erb’s palsy
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain hypoxia
- Trauma-induced injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Our attorneys can also help you in the tragic event that a doctor, nurse or health care center causes the wrongful death of your child. After any birth injury diagnosis, please contact us to find out how we may be able to help. Our attorneys are also proud to help those who have experienced a hospital infection or other form of medical negligence in Ridgefield. We can review your specific case and provide legal advice about your options at no cost or risk to you.
Your Rights After a Birth Injury
If someone else negligently or recklessly caused your child’s birth injury, you have rights as a parent in Washington. The at-fault party may be legally responsible, or liable, for your damages. The civil justice system enables you to seek financial restitution from the at-fault party for causing your child’s injury or illness. You may be eligible for compensation if you or an attorney can prove four main elements.
- Duty. The defendant owed you a duty of care as your practitioner or birthing center.
- Negligence. The defendant was negligent in fulfilling its duty of care.
- Causation. The defendant’s negligence is what gave your child a birth injury.
- Damages. You and/or your child have damages as a result of the breach of duty.
Damages recoverable in a personal injury lawsuit can include medical payments, rehabilitation, therapy, special education, legal fees, investigative costs, the price of hiring a medical expert, and your related lost wages as a parent if you had to miss work. Our lawyers can help you add up the damages related to your child’s birth injury and go up against a powerful defendant in Ridgefield in pursuit of fair compensation.
Contact a Ridgefield Birth Injury Lawyer Today
In Washington, you will generally have three years from the date of the alleged incident to file a medical malpractice claim. If your family does not discover a birth injury until later, you will have one year from the date of injury discovery to file. Act quickly to make sure you meet your deadline. The lawyers from Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC can review your case for free in Ridgefield, then give you advice about your legal options. Schedule your meeting at our local law firm, your home or the hospital today. Send us a message or call (503) 226-6361.