Working With a Wisconsin Birth Injury Lawyer
Birth injuries can cause serious health conditions that require long-term treatment. The related medical expenses can add up quickly. However, a Wisconsin birth injury lawyer may be able to help you obtain compensation to pay for medications, hospital visits, physical therapy, and more.
A birth injury lawyer is a type of personal injury attorney whose practice area focuses on helping families with a child who suffered injuries before, during, or soon after childbirth. This type of attorney can help families recover financial compensation and hold medical professionals accountable for their mistakes. They file lawsuits, build solid cases, and strive to obtain maximum compensation for clients.
Our partner birth injury law firm has recovered more than $862 million for families nationwide, including those in Wisconsin. If your child suffered a preventable injury due to medical negligence, they may be able to help your family, too.
Our partner firm can represent families in:
- Eau Claire
- Green Bay
- La Crosse
- West Allis
- Other Wisconsin cities
Talk to one of our registered nurses today to find out if your family may be eligible for compensation.
Birth Injuries and Medical Negligence
There is no room for error in the delivery room. One mistake can lead to brain injuries or other serious, long-term health conditions that are often financially and emotionally devastating to families.
It is crucial for families to hold nurses, obstetricians, and other health care providers accountable for their mistakes. This may prevent the medical professional from harming another innocent child. Additionally, it may lessen or eliminate the family’s financial burden.
A Wisconsin birth injury lawyer can help families caring for a child with a birth injury hold medical professionals accountable for their medical negligence by filing a lawsuit and fighting for maximum compensation.
Doctors, nurses, or other staff may be at fault for medical negligence if they:
- Failed to detect or respond to signs of fetal distress or lack of oxygen (hypoxia)
- Improperly used vacuum extractors, forceps, or other assistive delivery tools
- Neglected to perform a C-section (Cesarean section) promptly
- Used excessive force when guiding a child out of the birth canal
If your child was harmed by medical negligence, you may be able to take legal action. Take the first step toward justice with a free consultation.
Types of Cases Wisconsin Birth Injury Attorneys Handle
Birth injuries aren’t always obvious immediately after birth. It can take days, weeks, or months for symptoms to appear and a doctor to make a correct diagnosis.
Similarly, medical malpractice can be difficult to spot with an untrained eye. However, an experienced Wisconsin birth injury lawyer has the skills and resources to successfully resolve all types of birth injury cases.
Wisconsin birth injury lawyers 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
Call our team today at (800) 914-1562 to find out if a Wisconsin birth injury attorney can help you file a lawsuit for financial compensation.
Notable Wisconsin Birth Injury Settlements and Verdicts
Birth injury cases are usually resolved outside of court in a settlement. In this legal arrangement, the health care professional and/or hospital (defendant) agrees to pay a certain amount of money to the family of the injured child (plaintiff). The amount of money depends on various factors, including the state in which the incident occurred, the nature and severity of the injury, and the expected medical bills.
If the two sides cannot reach an agreement, the case will go to trial and be heard by a judge or jury. If the family’s lawyer proves that the child suffered a preventable birth injury due to medical negligence, the family will be awarded financial compensation through a trial verdict.
A few notable Wisconsin birth injury verdicts and settlements include:
- $9 million verdict
for a child with cerebral palsy
- $1 million settlement
for a child with cerebral palsy
- $360,000 settlement
for a child with Erb’s palsy
- $200,000 settlement
for a child with Erb’s palsy
Every case is different, but an experienced Wisconsin birth injury attorney can help determine how much yours may be worth.
Request a free consultation today to get started.
When to File a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Wisconsin
Birth injuries may lead to long-term health conditions and disabilities, but you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. If you wait too long, the statute of limitations, a law that sets a filing deadline, may expire and end your ability to file a lawsuit and get compensation.
Statutes of limitations vary by state, so it’s crucial to team up with a local attorney as soon as possible. Don’t wait to connect with a Wisconsin birth injury lawyer and miss your chance to take action.
- 10 Years
WI Statute of Limitations for Birth Injuries
- 3 Years
WI Statute of Limitations for Infant Wrongful Death
Even if your child hasn’t received a formal diagnosis, you should still reach out to a Wisconsin birth injury attorney right away to find out if you may be entitled to compensation.
Get Help From a Wisconsin Birth Injury Lawyer
When a child is harmed by a medical professional’s negligence, the family should not be responsible for the costs of treating the health conditions that may develop. Fortunately, with the help of a Wisconsin birth injury lawyer, families can file a birth injury lawsuit and pursue compensation to offset medical care expenses.
In addition to providing you with emotional support, your attorney will file the lawsuit, gather evidence, and, if necessary, represent you in court. This keeps the legal process as stress-free as possible and gives you more time to spend with your child.
Find out about your legal options with a free case evaluation.
Wisconsin Birth Injury Lawyer FAQs
What is the statute of limitations on birth injury claims in Wisconsin?
According to Wisconsin law, personal injury cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years. However, families of children with birth injuries have until the child’s 10th birthday to file a claim. For infant wrongful death cases, the statute of limitations expires after 3 years.
Because you have limited time to seek compensation for your child’s birth injury, it’s in your best interest to contact a Wisconsin birth injury attorney as soon as possible. Call us at (800) 914-1562 today to learn more about how you may be able to work with a birth injury attorney to file a lawsuit.
How much do Wisconsin birth injury lawyers cost?
The best Wisconsin birth injury lawyers offer their services at no cost to you. They work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if they win the case and obtain money for your family.
If and when your legal team wins your case, they will take their fee as a percentage of the settlement or verdict — not out of your pocket. If they don’t win, you owe them nothing.
How do I know if my child’s birth injury was caused by medical negligence?
It can be difficult to determine if medical negligence was to blame for your child’s birth injury. However, keep in mind that it’s important to take legal action before the statute of limitations expires. A Wisconsin birth injury attorney can help determine if your child’s injury was preventable and if your family is eligible to file a lawsuit.
Get a free case evaluation today to see if you may be entitled to financial compensation.