Birth injuries are quite common in the United States. According to the website, RightDiagnosis.com, an online provider of medical health information, approximately 28,000 people are born annually sustaining a birth injury. This translates to about 2,333 monthly, 583 weekly, 76 daily and 3-4 per hour.
One of the most common birth injuries is cerebral palsy, which may be due to a medical negligence or malpractice. If you suspect that your child’s condition was caused by medical malpractice, it would be best to hire a lawyer who handles cerebral palsy and other medical malpractice cases. What should you look for when hiring such a lawyer?
Make sure that the lawyer you hire not only has ample tenure in personal injury litigation but also has access to data and renowned experts in both the legal and medical fields. They will need these experts to back them up when they present evidence of possible malpractice.
Successful Track Record
You also need to look at a lawyer or a law firm’s track record and check if their success rate in securing claims for birth injury cases surpass their losses. With this, you will more likely win your case.
A Productive Relationship
You need to establish a positive and productive relationship with your lawyer so you will be comfortable working with him/her and confident in his/her decisions or recommendations. Hence, apart from the lawyer’s expertise and experience, you need to know how he/she works with clients. Hesitation between you and your lawyer will not be a good thing, therefore, choose wisely.
You need a personal injury attorney who can help you get the compensation you need to give your child proper treatment. With the amount you’ll receive, you will be able to provide for your child’s daily needs, as well as his or her recovery program.
Your child’s survival and his fighting chance in court depend largely on your choice of lawyer or law firm. Consider these factors when you make your search; it’s your child’s future you’re deciding for, after all.