Charlotte Birth Injury Lawyer
If your baby endured a preventable birth injury, your family may have a medical malpractice case against the Charlotte-area doctor or hospital responsible. Additionally, you may be able to recover monetary damages to cover their medical care, pain and suffering, and more. A Charlotte birth injury lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm is here for you.
We provide free consultations to families in Charlotte, greater Mecklenburg County, and other nearby areas. We will discuss your child’s injuries, the circumstances that caused them, and your legal options with you for free today.
Damages Potentially Available in a Charlotte, N.C., Birth Injury Case
Children who suffer injuries and complications during birth may live with a number of challenges growing up. Many have lasting effects from the negligence they endured during gestation, delivery, or their first hours of life. Potential examples include intellectual challenges, physical challenges, or ongoing medical needs.
The compensation recoverable through a malpractice claim or lawsuit generally includes money to help their families manage their conditions and additional support for other expenses and losses. Overall, we help our clients recover damages for:
- Medical treatment, care, and support
- Physical, occupational, speech therapy, and more
- Related costs, such as mobility equipment and prescription drugs
- Time parents had to take away from work to care for their child
- Disability, disfigurement, or scarring
- Intangible losses, such as pain and suffering and decrease in quality of life
Some Birth Injuries Lead to Life-Threatening Complications
Unfortunately, some babies pass away from the injuries they endured before, during, or immediately following birth. If your child died, your family can likely pursue additional damages through a wrongful death action. This action holds the doctor or hospital responsible for various wrongful death damages, including:
- Medical care costs
- Funeral and burial costs
- Intangible losses family members experience
G.S. § 28A-18-2 outlines who is eligible to pursue these types of claims. To learn more, you can connect with our team at Anastopoulo Law Firm today. Our compassionate attorneys will discuss what happened and help you determine the best route for legal action for your family.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Charlotte, call 803-222-2222
How Anastopoulo Law Firm Can Help Your Family with a Birth Injury Case
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our personal injury team has helped many families like yours over the past 25+ years. We fight to hold doctors, medical facilities, and other negligent parties accountable and to recover monetary damages for our clients. You can learn more by reading our testimonials from previous clients.
We handle Charlotte’s birth injury medical malpractice cases based on contingency, which means you will not need to pay us unless we recover damages for your family. While we know a financial award will not make up for the pain your child endured, it can help you ensure they receive the treatment, care, and support they need.
Our team will review your child’s injuries and your legal options with you for free today. We can determine if you have a viable malpractice claim and who is likely liable. One of our team members can meet with you at your home, the hospital, or another location that works for you, including our office in Charlotte.
Anastopoulo Law Firm, Charlotte Office
525 North Tryon Street, Ste. 1600
Charlotte, NC 28202
Charlotte Birth Injury Lawyer Near Me 803-222-2222
How do Birth Injuries Occur, and do They All Support Medical Malpractice Claims?
Three primary events must occur before a doctor or facility is liable for a medical malpractice birth injury:
- There must be an established doctor-patient relationship, as is usually present when a doctor oversees a mother’s pregnancy or a child’s birth.
- The doctor must not have provided an acceptable standard of care.
- A breach in the standard of care caused the child’s injuries.
Having evidence to prove these three factors may allow us to seek and secure compensation for your child and family. In addition, we need to have thorough medical records and medical expert witnesses that prove your child’s diagnosis, current care needs, and likely future treatment and care.
Types of Birth Injury Cases Our Team Handles
Some diagnoses that could support a birth injury claim include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
- Perinatal asphyxia
- Brachial plexus injury, such as Erb’s palsy
- Facial paralysis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Issues related to poor maternal care or monitoring of the baby before and during delivery
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, we can analyze your child’s injuries, the cause, and your options based on those circumstances today. Our team is ready to assess the harm your child suffered and identify signs of medical negligence. These consultations are free, so you have nothing to lose.
North Carolina Law May Limit How Much You Can Recover with Your Claim
Under state law G. S. § 90-21.19, there are limits to the non-economic damages recoverable in some medical malpractice claims. This should not affect your ability to seek compensation to pay for your child’s current or ongoing care and support.
However, we will discuss how these caps could affect your award. As your representatives, we will also help determine a fair settlement range for your case. Then, we will fight for the payout you need to ensure your child gets the treatment and support they deserve.
What Are the Deadlines for Suing the Doctor or Hospital?
While there are many reasons our team prefers to get to work on these cases as quickly as possible, we understand that a birth injury may not be apparent until the child fails to meet developmental milestones or cannot keep up with peers in school.
Usually, families have two years from the date malpractice occurs or one year from the date of injury discovery to sue under G. S. § 1-15. However, per G. S. § 1-17, children who suffered birth injuries could have up to 10 years to file suit against the doctor or hospital.
There is also a two-year time limit on pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit, according to G. S. § 1-53.
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Speak with Our Team As Soon As You Realize Your Child Suffered Injuries
We encourage you to call our team at Anastopoulo Law Firm as quickly as possible after you discover your child’s injuries. We will discuss your legal options and how our Charlotte birth injury lawyer can help you. Additionally, we will also answer any questions you have about the claims process.
Dial (800) 777-7777 now for your free case review. We are available to take your call 24/7.