Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. Explains Why Families May Need a Birth Injury Attorney

The Chicago birth injury attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer P.A. advocate for children and families who have been seriously injured at birth. Below, they discuss a couple of reasons why families may need a birth injury attorney.
Determining Liability for a Preventable Birth Injury
If medical negligence by a healthcare provider responsible for a child’s care leads to a birth injury, then the provider may be responsible for damages to the child. However, determining who is responsible for a child’s birth injury may be difficult. Many parties are involved in a child’s labor and delivery, and more than one party may share responsibility for an injury. 
Liability may be determined by reviewing the mother and child’s medical records. An experienced birth injury attorney may be able to determine a family’s potential legal options by reviewing these records. An attorney may also hire medical experts to perform further investigation into the injury to reach a conclusion about how it occurred and who is at fault.
Recovering Compensation for a Preventable Birth Injury
Depending on the type of birth injury or medical condition, the child may have a permanent disability and need lifelong care. Children with certain conditions, such as cerebral palsy, may require professional assistance and special equipment from childhood through adulthood. Families may find it difficult to pay for these expenses.
A birth injury attorney may be able to help an affected family recover compensation through litigation to obtain the long-term care needed for the child. Many law firms work on a contingency fee basis. This means that the law firm advances the costs associated with the case. The firm only recovers its expenses and fees if it obtains a settlement or verdict for its client. This allows families from all walks of life to access legal services.
About Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.
Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.’s birth injury lawyers help clients obtain the long-term care they need and deserve after a birth injury. Its attorneys handle many types of birth injury cases, including cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and infant wrongful death.
The firm represents families nationwide and has offices conveniently located in Chicago, New York, Wilmington, DE and Birmingham, AL. Learn more about how the firm helps its clients by visiting its website. 
Source: Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.