Once a parent makes the decision to seek the assistance of a lawyer in a birth injury case, a question must be answered: Is this a case that can be proven in court? Before a case can be filed against a doula, midwife, nurse, physician, obstetric specialist, hospital, or clinic, everyone must fully understand the events that led to a child’s injury. To find out if malpractice caused a child’s condition, our team conducts a Medical Legal Review.
For you as a parent, the information obtained during a Medical Legal Review will help you make an informed decision about whether to seek these benefits for your child. Call Stern Law, PLLC at (800) 462-5772 to learn more about the steps of the birth injury litigation process.
What is a Medical Legal Review?
A Medical Legal Review is a comprehensive inquiry into what circumstances existed prior to, during, and after your child’s birth that led to his or her condition. The goal of the review is to determine, where possible, the actual cause of your child’s injury.
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If your child’s condition was caused by an avoidable medical mistake that constitutes medical malpractice, Lifetime Benefits might be available. Depending upon the results of the review, qualified families can receive a financial settlement that will pay for necessities, which may include:
- Medical treatment
- Home nursing services
- Physical, occupational and recreational therapies
- Assistive devices and a specially equipped van and home
- Compensation for the loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
During a Medical Legal Review, board certified obstetricians, labor and delivery nurses and/or experienced lawyers or paralegals may review your medical records and those of your child. They will supply some of the answers you need and the information you deserve. Most importantly, the review provides a targeted approach in terms of how to proceed with a case to bring about the most satisfactory outcome for your family.
Why is a Medical Legal Review important?
A parent of a child with cerebral palsy often asks:
- How did this happen to my child?
- Who will pay for all of the medical expenses?
- Who will take care of my child when I’m gone?
- Could my physician have done something differently, thus preventing harm to my child?
It’s time for answers, and it’s time for solutions. This is an opportunity to obtain a no cost, confidential and independent review of the facts with only the best interests of you and your child at heart.
A Medical Legal Review is the foundation of any birth injury case. The more we can learn about your child and the cause of his or her condition, the more effectively we can advocate for your child. Stern Law, PLLC can provide answers, but it’s entirely up to you to decide how to use the information. If you would like to pursue compensation for your child’s injuries, please call (800) 462-5772 to discuss your case for free.