Myrtle Beach Birth Injury Lawyer
If your baby sustained a preventable birth injury, a Myrtle Beach birth injury lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm can help your child and your family. So, you may be able to recover compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim against the doctor or hospital responsible. This could cover medical bills, your child’s ongoing care, and more.
We offer free case consultations for families whose child lives with this type of birth injury or who passed away from one. You can learn more about your options for building a case and holding the doctor or hospital liable. We can review your legal options and next steps with you during a free consultation.
Compensation May Be Available to Your Family After a Myrtle Beach Birth Injury
A Myrtle Beach personal injury lawyer from our team can analyze your case to determine if your newborn suffered a birth injury caused by medical malpractice. If so, we can develop a malpractice claim against those responsible.
This claim could force them to compensate your family for expenses and losses that include:
- Related medical care, including future care
- Ongoing care and support needs
- Wages lost because you missed work to care for your child
- Expenses related to therapies and tools, such as wheelchairs or hearing aids
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Other intangible damages
Our team will document your family’s damages before we file a claim. This will allow us to understand the potential value of the claim and negotiate for a just settlement. We can also work with our network of experts to prove your child’s future and ongoing care needs and expenses, your non-economic damages, and more.
Wrongful Death Actions in Myrtle Beach Birth Injury Claims
If your infant did not survive their birth injury, we are truly sorry for your loss. We will do everything we can to help you during this challenging time. Your infant’s story could support a wrongful death action against the negligent doctor or facility. Our team handles these cases with compassion and understanding. We may be able to help you recover:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Intangible losses you suffered
We can discuss how these claims work and what is necessary to prove them during your free consultation with our team.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving Myrtle Beach, call 803-222-2222
Our Lawyers Represent Injured Infants and Their Families
If your infant suffered a birth injury before, during, or just after delivery in the greater Pee Dee region, our attorneys in Anastopoulo Law Firm’s Myrtle Beach office will meet with you to discuss your options for free. We provide these case evaluations so families can learn:
- Their rights
- If their child was a victim of medical malpractice
- Their options for holding those responsible legally accountable
- How they can recover compensation
- How we may be able to help
For the past 25-plus years, we have worked to secure millions of dollars in compensation for our personal injury clients. This includes many families like yours living with the repercussions of medical negligence. You can learn more by reading our client testimonials.
We provide legal representation in these cases, but our clients pay based on contingency. Contingency-fee payments work by using the firm’s resources to develop and file a claim or try the case if that is necessary. The attorneys get paid only if they recover a settlement or award from the court for the family. Our firm gets paid only when our clients get paid.
We meet with potential clients at their homes, in the hospital, or in other locations that work well for them. We also have a Myrtle Beach office:
2411 N. Oak St., Ste. 407
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Myrtle Beach Birth Injury Lawyer Near Me 803-222-2222
What is a Birth Injury? Was My Child a Victim?
Birth injuries occur because of medical negligence during gestation, labor, and delivery, or just after birth. While some injuries babies suffer during this time are not because of medical malpractice, many may be. The key here is whether the doctor or care team committed negligence.
Medical negligence—and malpractice—occur when the doctor or hospital fails to provide an acceptable standard of care, and a preventable injury occurs. Some common birth injuries that could support a malpractice claim include:
- Birth asphyxia
- Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injuries, such as Erb’s palsy
- Head trauma and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Bone fractures
- Preventable infections
- Umbilical cord concerns
- Unaddressed issues with the baby’s development
- Undiagnosed maternal medical conditions leading to complications
At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our Myrtle Beach birth injury team can determine if your child was a victim of a negligent doctor or another medical care provider. We may be able to quickly identify when and how negligence occurred and support your malpractice birth injury claim with testimony from a medical expert.
Timeline for Suing a Doctor or Hospital Over Your Child’s Injuries
It takes time to get a diagnosis and recognize that your child suffered birth injuries in many cases. For example, cerebral palsy may not be evident until your child misses several developmental milestones.
This makes the deadline for filing a lawsuit in these cases somewhat complex. Under S.C. Code of Laws § 15-3-545, victims of medical malpractice in South Carolina generally have:
- Up to three years after the date the injuries occurred; or
- Three years from the date the victim discovers the malpractice
This means you could have up to six years to file a lawsuit in some cases. However, there may be other rules that affect your case, as well. We recommend acting quickly as soon as you discover there may be a cause for concern. This allows us the opportunity to gather evidence sooner and work longer to develop strong support for your child’s birth injury case.
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Let Anastopoulo Law Firm Review Your Legal Options with You Today
Call Anastopoulo Law Firm today at (800) 777-7777. We will discuss your child’s injuries, diagnosis, and prognosis with you and offer our legal support. We can determine your options for seeking compensation and holding the at-fault care providers responsible.
Anastopoulo Law Firm is here for you and want to help you ensure your child receives the care and support they need. Contact us today to get started.