Because birth injuries vary so widely from child to child, birth injury settlements follow suit and differ significantly. As a result, it’s difficult to calculate the average birth injury settlement. No one can tell you the value of your case until it is carefully and accurately assessed. Your settlement demand will depend on your child’s injury, its impact on their life and your family, and anticipated lifetime costs.
Our law firm helps parents just like you seek compensation for the ongoing costs of the care your child will require. We will help you navigate the compensation process, identify the at-fault party, establish their liability, and determine the value of your case. In addition, we communicate with the at-fault party and their insurer, interview others present at the birth, and locate medical consultants who prove your case has merit.
What Factors Determine the Value of My Settlement?
When assigning a value to your case, we carefully consider potential financial damages, including past and future needs. This detail can be especially critical if your child’s birth injury will require lifelong care and support. Your damage award will depend on:
- The type and severity of your child’s injury
- The short- and long-term nature of the injury
- The anticipated cost of treating or resolving the injury
- The accident’s impact on your child and family
With our birth injury team on your side, we work hard to determine a fair settlement value before requesting compensation. Rather than a speedy settlement, we opt for an appropriate one that covers your child’s costs now and in the future.
Ongoing Medical Care
Medical care related to a birth injury can last until doctors have corrected your child’s injury. In some cases, that might mean relatively uncomplicated medical procedures. However, others might require a lifetime of in-home and hospital care. Therefore, our team will include your child’s current and future medical care in the value of your case.
Required Assistive Medical Devices
According to the Merck Manual, birth injuries can result in fractures, bleeding, nerve damage, and other injuries that require supportive devices for recovery, such as casts, helmets, and oxygen support. In the future, it might include canes, adaptive furniture, and modifications to your home or vehicle.
Physical and Emotional Pain and Suffering
We help you recover an award for the pain and suffering of your son or daughter and your family. This category includes the physical and emotional suffering and discomfort your child endured at birth and will likely endure due to future medical procedures. It also consists of the ongoing emotional trauma your family members experience watching your child withstand their ordeal.
Rehabilitation and Therapy
Your child might require several types of rehabilitation and therapy after a birth injury. We help you recover the costs of physical, speech, orthopedic, and occupational therapy designed to maximize your child’s abilities and help them navigate the world around them. In addition, you could also recover the costs of intensive care and rehabilitation facilities.
Trust Your Birth Injury Case to Our Team
Modern technology is everywhere these days, including the palm of your hand. If you captured your child’s birth on video, you may unknowingly have captured footage that would benefit your case. Additional evidence our investigation might uncover includes:
- Medical records for you and your child
- Witness statements and testimonies
- Employment and salary records
We will also make sure to file your case before the statute of limitations – two years for medical malpractice claims per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(b) – expires. We absorb all upfront costs and take care of all negotiations, court filings, and records requests. In short, we do the work for you so you can focus on your family’s needs.
We Work Hard for Your Family’s Recovery
Our medical malpractice lawyers believe the parents of children injured at birth should receive responsive, supportive legal care during their fight for compensation. When we represent you, you will receive your attorney’s phone number to contact them whenever you have questions. In addition, you will receive regular updates about your case. We will also:
- Handle communications with the at-fault provider’s representatives
- Negotiate a settlement with their insurance company
- Represent you in court if needed
We aim to manage every aspect of your case and focus on your fight for financial recovery. While we do the heavy lifting, you can worry about getting your child the necessary care to optimize their recovery.
Explore Your Birth Injury Settlement Options
The average birth injury settlement might not sufficiently meet your child’s ongoing and long-term needs. At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we do not settle for average. Instead, we fight for the best possible outcome for you and your child. Learn more today by calling 1-800-747-3733 to review your case with one of our team members.
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