Richmond VA Birth Injury Attorney
The birth of your child is one of the most memorable days of your life and should be a happy occasion, filled with joy. However, this joy can quickly turn to devastation when something goes wrong during the birth. The negligent actions of a doctor which results in the wrongful death or serious injury of your child has the potential to impact the rest of your life, or your child’s life. If your child experienced a birth injury due to the negligent actions of a medical professional in Virginia, you may wish to speak with a compassionate and accomplished Richmond birth injury attorney at Pendleton Law. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your child’s injuries.
Some birth accidents and complications are unavoidable and must be managed the best the hospital can do. However, other birth injuries are unfortunately the cause of the negligent behavior of some medical professionals. Mothers attend routine check-ups during the course of their pregnancy, which only becomes more common the closer it gets to the due date. Their regular doctor should be able to tell early on whether there are any issues or complications in the pregnancy. However, some doctors, unfortunately, miss signs, such as a breached baby, until it is too late. Doctors are held to a heightened standard of care which means that any breach of their duty to their patients could be seen as medical malpractice. A personal injury claim filed by you and your Richmond personal injury lawyer will therefore carefully examine what another doctor would do in the same scenario.
Personal Injury Actions
Virginia caps medical malpractice recovery at $2 million, but this should not prevent individuals from bringing an appropriate claim against a responsible medical professional. We trust our lives and our family’s lives to nurses and doctors everywhere, with the understanding that they have been through years of school and experience prior to that day. However, the failure to act like a normal medical professional would under similar circumstances lead to a breach of duty to their patients. Birth injuries should not occur except in extreme circumstances which are out of the medical professionals’ control. Therefore, any injury which happens that could have been detected earlier or could have been handled differently should be appropriately considered by a court.
Birth injury claims can include the following damages:
- Medical expenses (mother and child)
- Lost wages (mother)
- Future earnings (mother and child)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages
An experienced Richmond medical malpractice lawyer at Christina Pendleton & Associates will be able to advise you on what types of damages you may bring against the responsible medical professional, and your likelihood of recovery. The traumatic impact of a birth injury is one that will follow you for the rest of your life, and the responsible parties should be held liable for this ongoing distress to you and your family’s lives.
Complimentary Consultation with a Birth Injury Attorney in Richmond, VA
If you have gone through the traumatic experience of a birth injury, you understand the pain that comes with the injury to your new child. As parents, we work hard to protect our children from harm, but it is devastating to know that your baby experienced an injury in their first minutes in the world. The attorneys at the Richmond law firm of Christina Pendleton & Associates understand your grief and anger and will work tirelessly to ensure the appropriate parties are held responsible for their actions. Contact us today for your free case evaluation with one of our Richmond birth injury lawyers.