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North Bay Birth Injury Lawyer

While some injuries during pregnancy, labour, and birth occur naturally, the negligence of medical professionals leads to many birth injuries. In some cases, these injuries are permanent and will continue to affect the child’s entire family for the rest of their lives.

If your child suffered a birth injury, you may have many unanswered questions. You may be wondering how you will pay for the costs of treatment. If so, you should know that many parents with children who suffered birth injuries recover compensation on their child’s behalf to cover the costs of treating these injuries.

Preszler Injury Lawyers handles many types of birth injury cases. If your child has sustained an injury caused by substandard medical care during pregnancy or birth in North Bay, call us now at 1-800-JUSTICE to discuss whether you qualify to recover compensation.

Common Birth Injuries in North Bay

Children sustain birth injuries when a medical professional’s negligence or intentional misconduct during pregnancy, labour, or birth harms the child. However, not all injuries that occur during medical treatment qualify for compensation.

To recover compensation for a birth injury in North Bay, the claimant must prove several elements of liability. The plaintiff must demonstrate that the medical professional failed to uphold their industry’s standard of care, leading to the injury. Some examples of recoverable birth injuries may include:

  • Skull fractures
  • Birth-related injuries
  • Joint dislocations
  • Fractured bones
  • Paralysis
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Jaundice
  • Hypoxia
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Brain damage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Wrongful death

There are many standardized medical techniques that attending medical staff must perform during pregnancy and labour. Medical professionals and the facilities in which the birth took place may be held liable for failure to perform or improper performance of these procedures. Some medical errors which could lead to a birth injury are:

  • Improper administration of delivery room techniques
  • Failure to monitor your unborn child’s heart rate
  • Failure to monitor your baby’s birthing position
  • Unreasonably delayed performance of c-section
  • Inadequate oxygen supply
  • Improper use of birthing instruments
  • Incorrect administration of drugs or dosage to the baby’s mother
  • Failure to monitor the condition of the baby’s mother

Each provider administering care during pregnancy and labour must perform treatment reasonably according to the standard of care applicable under the circumstances of the birth. These circumstances may include local medical practice customs and the individual needs of the patient. In the event that an unreasonable deviation from this standard occurs and causes an injury to your baby, you may be able to recover compensation on their behalf.

The compensation that you may be eligible to receive will depend on your child’s injuries and treatment costs. If the injury resulted in any permanent injury or the loss of your child, you may be entitled to additional compensation. If you qualify, you may be able to recover for the following losses on your child’s behalf:

  • Cost of past and future treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

You may be eligible to receive other forms of compensation. A medical malpractice lawyer may be able to work with you to assess and evaluate your damages.

The Limitation Period May Place a Time Limit on Your Birth Injury Case

The Limitations Act states that claims for injury must be filed within two years of the date that the injury was discovered. The relevant limitation period may be shorter if the court determines that a reasonable person should have known of the injury sooner than the plaintiff did. If you believe that you have been unreasonably injured while receiving medical treatment, do not wait.

You have the right to bring those responsible for your family’s pain and suffering to justice. Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers immediately at 1-800-JUSTICE.

How Preszler Injury Lawyers May Be Able to Help You Recover Damages

Birth injury cases require complex medical knowledge to valuate. So, it may feel next to impossible to determine the validity of your claim on your own. If your child was injured during labour or birth, you have the right to retain a medical malpractice lawyer to fight for your interest on your behalf.

At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we may be able to help you in various ways, including:

  • Determining an estimate of the actual value of your child’s claim
  • Determining the parties responsible for causing your child’s injury
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Gathering evidence
  • Reviewing medical records
  • Consulting with independent medical experts
  • Filing claims within appropriate timeframes
  • Negotiating a potential settlement on your child’s behalf

Preszler Injury Lawyers Wants to Help with Your Birth Injury Case

We understand that no amount of money can truly rectify a child’s lifelong injury. However, we may be able to help you recover treatment costs, and we do not get paid unless we recover compensation for you. We represent birth injury claimants on a contingency basis. This means that you will not be required to pay any upfront costs or fees if we handle your child’s birth injury claim. If you are unable to come to our offices, we may be able to come to you.

Call us today at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free and confidential case evaluation.


Areas We Serve

Practice Areas

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151 Eglinton Ave W,
Toronto, ON
M4R 1A6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
4145 N Service Rd
Burlington, ON
L7L 4X6
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2 County Ct Blvd #400,
Brampton, ON
L6W 3W8
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105 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
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92 Caplan Ave #121,
Barrie, ON
L4N 0Z7
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380 Wellington St Tower B, 6th Floor,
London, ON
N6A 5B5
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2233 Argentia Rd Suite 302,
East Tower Mississauga, ON
L5N 6A6
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1 Hunter St E,
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W1
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459 George St N,
Peterborough, ON
K9H 3R9
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22 Frederick Street,
Suite 700
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
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116 Lisgar Street, Suite 300
Ottawa ON
K2P 0C2
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10 Milner Business Ct #300,
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
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