In the legal community, birth injury refers to damage or injury sustained during pregnancy, during delivery, or just after childbirth. Of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, it is estimated that six to eight infants are born with a birth injury. If your child’s birth injury was the result of medical malpractice, you deserve to recover full and fair compensation. No amount of money can undo the mistakes of a negligent physician, but it can help to assist with medical bills and future care costs. Read on to learn more about the damages you can seek in a birth injury claim in Maryland.
The types of damages a child and their family are entitled to in a birth injury case depends on a variety of factors. In most cases, parents are entitled to reimbursement of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to the birth injury. Parents may also receive compensation for out-of-pocket expenses related to the injury, loss of income incurred as a result of caring for the child, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. The injured child may also be compensated for the future loss of earning capacity, ongoing medical care, and pain and suffering.
Protecting Damages in Maryland
Maryland law allows victims of medical malpractice to recover full and fair damages depending on the circumstances. The plaintiff can recover both economic and non-economic damages, but the process requires the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney. The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek can examine the facts of your case and seek appropriate damages. Damages help to ensure the safety and health of the injured child for years to come. Money intended for future care must be carefully calculated so that it assists the child for the entirety of his or her lifetime. Families may choose to set up a special needs trust to avoid mismanagement and to ensure that the money is properly invested to grow for the child’s benefit.
Are you and your family suffering from a birth injury caused by malpractice? Call the lawyers at Cardaro & Peek today.
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The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.