Ottawa Birth Injury Lawyer
If your child suffered a birth injury, a personal injury lawyer serving Ottawa, Ontario, from Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help. We help injured victims in Ottawa collect the compensation they are eligible to receive. If you qualify for damages, which may include money to pay for your and your child’s medical expenses, your lost wages and reduced earning capacity, and your child’s future needs, we may be able to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
We want to put our knowledge and resources to work for you and your family. To learn more about how a birth injury lawyer serving Ottawa may be able to help with your birth injury claim, call us for a free initial consultation at 1-800-JUSTICE.
The Liable Party for Your Child’s Birth Injury in Ottawa, Ontario
Birth injuries due to inadequate care during labour and birth may involve one or more liable parties, and who they are may vary depending on the circumstances of your child’s injury. Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to investigate the situation and gather evidence to show what happened and who is liable.
Some of the liable parties for your child’s birth injury may include:
- The doctor
- The doctor’s medical staff (e.g., nurses, physicians’ assistants, lab technicians, and so forth)
- The medical facility
- The drug manufacturer
Birth Injuries in Ottawa, Ontario
During childbirth, both the mother and the baby are in precarious positions. The mother is also vulnerable and at risk of suffering injuries during childbirth. It takes a caring doctor and medical staff who are highly committed to responsible medical decision-making in their duty of care.
When injuries occur during childbirth to either the baby or the mother, medical malpractice is often at play. Even if your doctor tells you that the injury was a fluke or that it was unavoidable, you should not accept that explanation without having a full investigation conducted. A birth injury lawyer serving Ottawa from Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to investigate and determine if the negligent or wrongful behaviours of one or more parties caused or contributed to your child’s birth injury.
Birth injuries may occur for a number of reasons, including the following and more:
- Forceps and vacuum extraction errors
- Errors involving a C-section
- Not ordering a C-section in time
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Brain or head injuries
- Temporary or permanent paralysis
- Excessive bleeding
The above is only a partial list of things that may go wrong during the birth process. No matter how your child’s injury occurred, Preszler Injury Lawyers wants to sit down with you and learn about your situation so we may determine how we may be able to help. If you qualify for compensation, we may be able to begin investigating your case right away and gathering the evidence we need to put forward a compelling claim.
To learn more about Preszler Injury Lawyers and how we may be able to help you pursue a birth injury claim in Ottawa, Ontario, call us today at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Birth Injury Claims in Ottawa, Ontario
Preszler Injury Lawyers proudly serves injured clients in Ottawa, Ontario, including those whose children have suffered harm during the birthing process. We may be able to help you build a compelling birth injury claim for damages by gathering evidence that proves the following four conditions:
Your Child Was Owed a Duty of Care
The first thing we must show is that the responsible party or parties owed you and your child a duty of care. This duty is implied where any doctor-patient relationship exists. Not only is the doctor bound by this duty of care, but so are their staff members, including nurses, physicians’ assistants, lab technicians, and others.
The Provider Did Not Uphold Their Duty of Care
We then must show, with evidence, how the provider failed to uphold their duty of care. A failure of duty occurs when the doctor or provider’s actions do not meet the reasonable person standard, which states that a healthcare provider must provide at least as high a quality of care as would be expected of a reasonable person in the same situation.
To show the liable party did not meet this standard, we may bring in expert witnesses to play the role of the reasonable person. These medical experts review the evidence and put themselves into the shoes of the responsible party. After they testify as to how they would have acted, we may highlight the differences between that and what actually happened to show how the responsible party fell short.
Your Child Suffered a Birth Injury
The next step is to draw a clear cause-and-effect relationship between the responsible party’s failure to uphold their duty of care and the birth injury suffered by your child. We may be able to collect evidence to make this connection clear.
You Incurred Economic or Noneconomic Damages
We close our case by listing the full slate of damages you have incurred as a result of your child’s injury. We may be able to pursue compensation for these damages from the responsible party or parties and their insurers if you qualify. These damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost earnings
- Reduced earning capacity
- Special schooling for your child
- Medical devices (e.g., crutches, wheelchairs)
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- And more if you qualify
Call 1-800-JUSTICE for a Free, Initial Case Evaluation With Preszler Injury Lawyers Serving Ottawa, Ontario
Preszler Injury Lawyers is eager to connect you with the right birth injury lawyer serving Ottawa to get to work on your child’s birth injury claim today. We may be able to help you recover compensation if you qualify. For a free, initial case evaluation with no obligation, call our office today at 1-800-JUSTICE.