South Carolina Birth Injuries Lawyer
If your child suffered birth injuries because of a South Carolina doctor’s negligence, you could have a medical malpractice case against the physician, hospital, or another liable party. You may be able to recover damages to help pay for your child’s care.
A South Carolina birth injuries lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm can discuss your case with you for free today. We provide complimentary consultations so families like yours can better understand their rights and legal options for holding those who harmed their children accountable.
We Dedicate Ourselves to Securing Justice and Fair Recovery for Your Child
The birth of a child should be an extremely happy time in life. However, complications during the birthing process can result in serious and life-lasting injuries for an infant and even death. At Anastopoulo Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers serving South Carolina provide the legal representation, advice, and support that you and your family need during this trying time.
With our legal team on your side, you can receive the effective legal representation that your child deserves. We will take the necessary steps to:
- Gather evidence and prove medical malpractice
- Identify all potentially liable parties
- Value your family’s related expenses and losses
- File a claim for the compensation you need to pay for your child’s care
We represent clients based on contingency. We do not get any attorney’s fees unless we recover a financial award for your family, either through an insurance claim or lawsuit. You never need to pay anything before we settle your claim or go to trial.
During a free consultation, you can learn more about our services, your case and options, and our contingency fee payment schedule. We will meet with you at your home, the hospital, or one of our offices in South Carolina:
- North Charleston
- Myrtle Beach
Act Quickly to Meet the Deadlines on Birth Injury Lawsuits in South Carolina
There are deadlines you must meet to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in South Carolina. In general, S.C. Code of Laws § 15-3-545 gives you:
- Three years from the date of the malpractice; or
- Three years from the date you discovered the malpractice injury
If you do not file suit by the time this deadline passes, you could lose the right to do so. However, there are exceptions when it comes to birth injuries. Many birth injuries take time to recognize and diagnose. It could take a year or more before your child starts showing symptoms.
However, because there are tight deadlines in some cases, we encourage you to act quickly once your child receives a diagnosis or you recognize there might be an issue related to their preventable birth complications.
For a free legal consultation with a birth injury lawyer serving South Carolina, call (800) 313-2546
You May be Able to Recover Compensation to Pay for Your Child’s Care
We hold negligent physicians responsible for their actions by filing insurance claims or lawsuits based on medical malpractice. If we can prove this allegation, we can recover damages for our clients. These damages depend on the facts of the case and the child’s injuries, needs, and other factors.
Examples of recoverable expenses and losses in a birth injury case may include:
- Medical treatment, current and future
- Therapy and care-related expenses
- Time you missed at work
- Miscellaneous related costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
- Other intangible losses
We also represent South Carolina families in wrongful death actions. If your child passed away just before, during, or after birth, you may have a wrongful death case to recover damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Your family’s emotional suffering
South Carolina Birth Injury Lawyer Near Me (800) 313-2546
We Help South Carolina Families Like Yours Navigate the Birth Injury Claims Process
No matter whether a birth injury has resulted in a minor injury, long-term disability, permanent illness, disfigurement, or death, Anastopoulo Law Firm is available to provide legal representation throughout South Carolina. We work relentlessly to help you recover the maximum compensation allowable based on the economic and non-economic damages your family incurred.
“I absolutely love Anastopoulo Law Firm. They helped me out so much. They were on top of everything. They made sure I was OK, and that’s a big deal that they go above and beyond to help their clients. I hope I never get hurt again, but if I do, I will let them help me again before anybody else.”
– Nikki B
During this difficult time, you will need calm, intelligent legal counsel on your side to fight for the rights and compensation that you and your family deserve. Our attorneys from Anastopoulo Law Firm can provide the legal representation and advice necessary for your birth injury suit.
Examples of Preventable Birth Injuries
To recover compensation in a birth injury lawsuit requires legal representation from attorneys with both a medical and technical understanding of the causes and results of relevant birth injuries.
Some common examples of birth injuries that may support a medical malpractice claim include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brachial plexus palsies
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Negligent prenatal care
- Complications from breech births
- Failure to monitor respiratory distress or other life-threatening infant medical conditions
- Failure to perform a needed C-section
Birth injury suits involve unique medical issues and seek to determine why the acts of a hospital and its medical professionals resulted in an injury to the infant. Our South Carolina birth injury attorneys can investigate whether the medical team handling your pregnancy complied with all relevant protocols and standards.
We also look into whether the doctor and care team made appropriate and accurate decisions in monitoring both the child and mother’s health during pregnancy and childbirth. When services rendered during the birthing process are deficient, we are ready and willing to deliver the necessary legal representation to help your family seek the just compensation that you deserve.
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Reach out to us today for a free case evaluation and to learn how we can help with your claim. Call (800) 313-2546 or contact us online to talk with a birth injury lawyer about your South Carolina medical malpractice case.