Pickering Birth Injury Lawyer
If your child suffered a birth injury in or near Pickering, Ontario, you may be eligible to recover a number of forms of compensation from the responsible party or parties, including money to pay your child’s medical bills, to cover your income loss if you have had to miss work, to compensate you for your emotional anguish and your pain and suffering, and more if you qualify. A birth injury lawyer serving Pickering from Preszler Injury Lawyers may be able to help you to recover a substantial settlement for your child’s birth injury.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we fight for the rights of injured victims in the Pickering area. When a birth injury occurs, there is typically at least one liable party. Our job is to identify the party or parties that are responsible for your child’s injury, gather evidence against them, and pursue them for the full and fair compensation you may be eligible to receive under the Ontario Negligence Act.
We offer a free case evaluation to go over what happened, determine how we may be able to help, and let you know what to expect in the days and weeks ahead. To learn more, and to set up a free consultation with a member of the Preszler Injury Lawyers team today, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Birth Injuries in Pickering, Ontario
Preszler Injury Lawyers has decades of combined experience fighting for the rights of birth injury victims in Ontario and their families. If you qualify for compensation, we may fight on your behalf and help you recover what you are eligible to receive.
We have helped clients recover general or special damages for a long list of birth injuries to which their children were subjected. While the following list is nowhere near exhaustive, it features a few common birth injuries for which we have helped clients recover damages:
- Forceps extraction injuries
- Vacuum extraction injuries
- Injuries caused by failure to order a timely C-section
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Brain or skull injuries during extraction
- Paralysis (temporary or permanent)
- Excessive bleeding
Whether your child’s injury appears on the above list or not, we want to sit down with you, learn what happened, evaluate the situation, and let you know how we may be able to help. As we stated above, many birth injuries, no matter how they occurred, can often be prevented or at least mitigated with better, more responsive care.
If the doctor, hospital, or medical staff implied that it was an unpreventable injury, never believe it until you have spoken with a lawyer. We may conduct an investigation and get to the bottom of what really happened, which usually includes an error or an instance of negligence on behalf of the health care provider or the facility.
We may identify and gather evidence against all responsible parties. These parties may include:
- The doctor
- Another medical staff member
- The hospital or facility where the birth took place
- The drug manufacturer
We May Investigate and Gather Evidence Proving Liability
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our job is to hold the liable party or parties responsible for your child’s birth injury. In order to do this, we must gather evidence and make sure we prove that our case meets several conditions. These conditions are as follows:
The Responsible Party Had a Duty of Care to You and Your Child
We first must show that the responsible party owed you or your child a duty of care. If the responsible party was a doctor or a member of the doctor’s staff, and the doctor was hired to assist with the delivery, then a duty of care is implied via the doctor-patient relationship. The same goes for the medical facility where the delivery took place.
The Responsible Party Failed to Uphold Their Duty of Care
Second, we must show evidence that the responsible party did not uphold their duty of care to you and your child. We may make this argument using the “reasonable person” standard. In other words, would a reasonable person in the same position and possessing the same training and experience have been expected to exercise greater care or produce a better outcome than that of the responsible party? We may call upon expert witnesses to play the role of the reasonable person, review the evidence, and render an opinion.
This Failure of Duty Led to Your Child’s Birth Injury
Third, a birth injury lawyer serving Pickering must tie your case together by showing that the responsible party’s failure to uphold their duty of care caused or contributed to your child’s birth injury. Once we make this connection clear, and back it up with substantial evidence, we may list the damages you and your child incurred, both economic and noneconomic, and make a compelling case for damages.
To learn more, and to speak with a member of our team today, call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE.
Call 1-800-JUSTICE for a Free Initial Consultation Today
The birth injury lawyers at Preszler Injury Lawyers serve Pickering, Ontario and are eager to hear from you today. A birth injury lawyer serving Pickering may help you fight for the compensation you deserve for your child’s birth injury. Our lawyers offer a free case evaluation, and we do not collect a fee until you recover damages. To speak with a member of our team today, call us at 1-800-JUSTICE.