Seattle Birth Injury Attorney
Birth Injuries in Seattle, WA
Pregnancy and childbirth are the most delicate and significant times in a person’s life. An undiagnosed problem during pregnancy, complications or problems arising during pregnancy and labor and delivery, or a medical error in childbirth will have lifelong consequences for the child and family, or could result in brain injury, paralysis, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, or death of the infant.
Medical staff should be able to detect and treat prenatal, labor and delivery problems, and to respond appropriately to emergency situations in childbirth. It’s not always possible to treat or to avoid all problems, but with proper care, many pregnancy and birth difficulties and long-term injury can be avoided.
The key is to provide proper care.
If your child suffered a serious birth injury or has a long-term disability that you believe may be due to improper prenatal care or injury during labor and delivery, you may be able to recover financial damages for your child by bringing a medical malpractice suit against the medical providers or hospital. Contact The Law Office of Joanne R. Werner to learn more.
How Do You Know Your Child’s Injuries Were Caused by Medical Negligence?
In most situations, it’s impossible for a parent to know that medical malpractice played a part in their child’s injury. And you don’t need to know that before you call a lawyer with The Law Office of Joanne R. Werner. That’s what we’ll investigate for you.
If your child has cerebral palsy, it may be the result of hypoxia or anoxia at birth. This could have been unavoidable, or it could have been the result of negligent or improper medical care. The only way to know is to have a detailed medical review of the birth records. That’s where the extensive medical background of Seattle personal injury attorney Joanne Werner, RN, is so very helpful for parents.
Settlements Mean Compensation and Resources for Your Child
Children with cerebral palsy, or a developmental disability will require additional care and resources throughout life in order to maximize their independence. Educational programs, physical therapy, adapted equipment, home modifications-these resources can be costly. If medical malpractice played a part in your child’s disability, the financial compensation you could receive will be invaluable in helping your family afford to pay for the services that will benefit your child.
Don’t Wait to Get Answers to Your Questions
The statute of limitations on birth injury cases in Washington State is only three years. With some narrow exceptions you must bring your claim within that timeframe or risk never being able to bring a claim at all. Contact our Seattle injury law office to learn more about birth injury negligence claims. Learn more about some of our significant birth injury cases.
All birth injury cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, you will pay no fees or costs until you receive a financial recovery for your case. If there is no recovery, you owe no fees or costs.
Attorney Joanne R. Werner, R.N., M.S., J.D., represents clients throughout Washington State, including King County, Pierce County, Spokane County, Whatcom County, and Yakima County and the communities of Seattle, Bellingham, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima, Seattle and Puget Sound area.