Working With an Arizona Birth Injury Lawyer
In addition to being traumatic, birth injuries can be expensive for the child’s family. They often lead to serious, long-term conditions that require ongoing treatment, and medical bills can add up quickly.
An Arizona birth injury lawyer can help you pursue financial compensation for therapy, medication, surgery, and other costs related to a preventable birth injury.
A birth injury lawyer can build your case by collecting evidence, filing a lawsuit on your behalf, negotiating a settlement, and, if necessary, representing you in court.
The goal of an Arizona birth injury lawyer is to make the legal process as stress-free as possible while fighting for maximum compensation for your family.
The attorneys with our partner birth injury law firm have recovered over $862 million for families nationwide, including those in Arizona — and they’re ready to help yours too.
Our partner firm can represent Arizona families in:
- San Tan Valley
- Other Arizona cities
If you believe your child suffered from a birth injury due to medical negligence, speak with one of our nurses now to learn what steps you can take.
Birth Injuries and Medical Negligence
Health care providers are expected to uphold a high standard of care. However, when medical mistakes are made in the delivery room, they can lead to serious injuries and long-term health conditions that require expensive treatments.
Doctors and hospitals may be at fault for medical negligence if they:
- Don’t detect or treat signs of oxygen deprivation (hypoxia)
- Fail to perform a C-section (cesarean section) in a timely manner
- Fail to recognize or treat signs of fetal distress
- Improperly use forceps, vacuum extractors, or other assistive delivery tools
- Use excessive force on a child’s head, neck, arm, or shoulders
If you believe your child experienced a birth injury due to medical negligence, you may be able to work with an Arizona birth injury attorney to pursue compensation.
Types of Cases Arizona Birth Injury Attorneys Handle
Arizona birth injury attorneys fight for families of children who have suffered from a birth injury due to medical malpractice, which occurs when a health care professional fails to uphold their duty of care.
An Arizona birth injury lawyer can handle cases involving:
- Vacuum extraction complications
- Brain damage
- Forceps delivery complications
- Intraventricular hemorrhage
- Periventricular leukomalacia
- Meconium aspiration syndrome
- Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Shoulder dystocia
- Intrauterine fetal demise
- Caput succedaneum
- Klumpke’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy
- Newborn cephalohematoma
- Erb’s palsy and other brachial plexus injuries
- Cervical dystonia
- Maternal infections
- C-section injuries
- Infant torticollis (twisted neck)
- Other birth injuries
If you believe your child suffered injuries due to a health care professional’s medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us today at (800) 914-1562 to learn more about working with an Arizona birth injury lawyer.
Notable Arizona Birth Injury Settlements
Most birth injury lawsuits end with a settlement outside of court. In this case, the health care professionals or facility (defendants) agree to pay a lump sum of money to the victims (plaintiffs).
Birth injury settlement amounts are calculated based on several factors, including the type and severity of the injury, the state in which the incident occurred, and the cost of ongoing medical care.
Two notable Arizona birth injury settlements include:
- $4 million
for a child with cerebral palsy
for a child with Erb’s palsy
If no settlement is reached, the birth injury lawsuit will go to trial — where a judge or jury will decide if the defendants are guilty of medical malpractice. If they find the defendants liable, they will award the victim with compensation in the form of a trial verdict.
Birth injury case values vary. A skilled Arizona birth injury attorney can help determine how much money (if any) you may receive through a birth injury settlement or trial verdict.
Request your free case review now to get started.
When to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Arizona
Although birth injuries can cause long-term health conditions, families of victims only have a certain amount of time to file a birth injury lawsuit in Arizona. Each state has its own statute of limitations that limits the time you have to file a lawsuit after an injury occurs.
It’s important to work with an attorney as soon as you suspect that medical negligence may have played a role in your child’s birth injury. If you miss the deadline, you may never be able to file a lawsuit.
- 2 Years
AZ Statute of Limitations for Birth Injuries
- 2 Years
AZ Statute of Limitations for Infant Wrongful Death
Even if your child has not been formally diagnosed with a birth injury, you should connect with an Arizona birth injury lawyer as soon as possible. Your attorney can help you determine if you qualify for a claim before the statute of limitations expires.
Connect With an Arizona Birth Injury Lawyer
When doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals fail to meet the high standard we hold them to, they should be responsible for the repercussions.
Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit with the help of an Arizona birth injury lawyer is one way to hold them accountable for their mistakes.
The health complications that stem from birth injuries can be severe, prolonged, and expensive to treat. However, an experienced Arizona birth injury lawyer may be able to get you compensation for treatment costs.
Get a free case review today to learn whether you can file a birth injury lawsuit in Arizona.
Arizona Birth Injury Lawyer FAQs
What is the statute of limitations on birth injury claims in Arizona?
The statute of limitations for both birth injury and infant wrongful death claims in Arizona is 2 years. If you don’t file a claim within 2 years of the date of the injury or wrongful death, you will no longer have the opportunity to pursue compensation.
You should meet with an Arizona birth injury lawyer immediately once you suspect your child has suffered a preventable injury. They can help you file a claim by the deadline so you don’t miss your opportunity for compensation.
How much do Arizona birth injury lawyers cost?
The best Arizona birth injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so if they don’t win your case, they don’t get paid. That means there are no upfront costs to you.
If and when your attorney negotiates a settlement or wins your case in trial, their legal fee will come out of the lawsuit compensation and not your pocket.
How do I know if my child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence?
Birth injuries aren’t always obvious right away, and it can be difficult to determine if an injury occurred because of medical negligence.
The best way to find answers is by working with an Arizona birth injury attorney who has the expertise and resources to properly evaluate your case.
Get a free case review today to find out if you’re eligible to file a medical negligence lawsuit.