So what are some of the benefits to hiring a Maryland childbirth injury lawyer if you suspect that your child’s injury during birth was caused by the doctor or hospital?
The answer to this question not only works for childbirth injury cases, but it works for other types of Maryland medical malpractice cases as well.
For those who have read our other educational articles and watched our educational videos, the answer may seem obvious.
However, if you are new to our information this article hopefully will give you more insight into this issue.
THE CRUCIAL SECOND OPINION…
In some cases parents are told that their child’s injury during birth was due to, for example, genetics.
In our experience this can sometimes be the case when the child has suffered a brain injury.
For example, the child may have been in distress during a vaginal delivery and the doctors failed to perform an emergency C-section in time.
When this happens the child can suffer from hypoxia (the lack of oxygen) and this can lead to serious injury.
Parents might notice that things are not right immediately because the child may be blue in color, suffer seizures, has to be rushed to the NICU, etc…
Add to this, after noticing that the child is not hitting developmental milestones, parents may display even more concern.
All of this can sometimes lead doctors to conclude that the cause of the child’s difficulties are due to genetics.
But what happens when the parents want a second opinion?
Maryland law requires that any person looking to bring a medical malpractice or childbirth injury case must have a medical expert willing to testify.
That medical expert must be of the opinion that the treating doctor fell below the standard of care, causing the patient’s injury.
In other words, the attorney must have a medical expert who will give a second opinion as to the care given to the person bringing the law suit.
For many parents in these types of cases this is a huge benefit because they can sometimes have a hard time trying to get a second opinion, or second set of eyes, to look over what happened to their child.
HOW TO GET FROM A-Z?
The second benefit (the 1st being having the lawyer to have another doctor to look over the case) to speaking with and hiring a Maryland childbirth injury lawyer is getting help through the process.
Filing a case like this in Maryland and getting to the end can be challenging.
For example, who do you sue?
Where should you sue?
What county is best?
Do you have to go through some type of arbitration first?
All of these types of things, and more, an attorney will be able to help you understand.
IT’S TIME TO PICK UP THE PHONE…
To speak with us more about your child’s birth related injury, or to learn if hiring a Maryland childbirth injury lawyer is right for you, this is what we invite you to do.
Also, remember it costs you nothing to take this next action and that is to pick up the phone and give us call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
We answer Maryland childbirth injury and malpractice questions like yours all the time and we would be happy to listen to your story.