Birth Injury Lawyers in Louisville, Kentucky
What is considered a birth injury?
A birth injury is when a baby is injured either while still in the mother’s womb or during the birthing process.
What type of injuries are usually seen in birth injury claims?
Birth injuries can manifest in a number of different ways. Birth injury claims arise from the trauma baby suffers either while in the mother’s womb or during the delivery process. The trauma inflicted upon the baby can result in a physical injury, a neurological injury, or a combination thereof. These injuries may be referred to as hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, shoulder dystocia leading to brachial plexus injury, brain injury, cerebral palsy, fractures, and spasticity, to name a few.
While some of these injuries will be readily obvious at birth, others may take months to years before being diagnosed. Others will go unrecognized unless the child undergoes specific, objective testing or evaluation, such as a neuropsychological, behavioral, or functional assessment.
Parents usually learn about their children’s birth injuries through personal observation or through the advice of their pediatricians if their child does not meet certain developmental milestones. Other times parents may learn of their child’s limitations through their school teachers or counselors.
Who can be held liable for birth injuries?
Anyone responsible for the prenatal care and/or the safe delivery of a child can be held responsible if their failure to provide appropriate care caused the specific injury. Our law firm has successfully handled claims against physicians, midwives, nurses, and hospitals, to name just a few examples.
How have you helped clients with birth injury cases?
Every case is different. Depending on the level of care and severity of harm that a child has suffered, we have recovered funds to provide financial security for these children. These settlements are usually placed in blocked accounts, structured accounts, or as life care plans to ensure the appropriate use of these funds to meet their needs.
What should someone look for in a birth injury attorney?
Someone with experience in handling these types of claims. These cases are very complex and require a large amount of resources, both in time and money. Hance & Srinivasan, PLLC, recognizes that your child’s health and future is of utmost concern to you, so we will strive to get you a recovery that you can use to fulfill the needs of your child.
Why is your firm the best choice for a birth injury claim?
Our trial attorneys are passionate about our work and dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients. Collectively, we have more than 50 years of experience in litigating birth injury claims. Our experience gives us the edge to know how to investigate your case and obtain the necessary information.