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March 23, 2023

What Are the Reasons To Hire a Birth Injury Lawyer?

The decision to hire a birth injury lawyer can occur at one of the most difficult times in a parent’s life. Finding out that your child has been diagnosed with a serious birth injury can lead to a flood of emotions. It can also leave you with lots of questions. What happened? Why did it happen? Who is responsible? Should you hire a birth injury lawyer to help you and your family? 

If your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury, your first step toward justice begins with a FREE case review with an experienced attorney. The birth injury lawyers at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd. have extensive experience handling these difficult cases. We can help you pursue the compensation you and your family need to move forward.

7 Reasons to Hire a Birth Injury Lawyer in Rhode Island

Here are seven reasons to talk to a birth injury lawyer in Rhode Island about your child’s diagnosis: 

1. To Find Out What Happened 

A birth injury lawyer can help you find out what happened. This is an important first step for moving forward. After reviewing any medical records you have in your possession, your lawyer can obtain any additional records that are available from your healthcare provider. Your lawyer can also consult with medical experts who will be able to determine precisely why your child’s birth injury occurred.

2. To Determine Who is Responsible 

By figuring out what happened, your lawyer can also determine who may be responsible for your child’s harm. Unfortunately, birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice are alarmingly common. Your lawyer can examine the facts of your family’s case to determine if your doctor, the hospital, or another entity or individual is to blame. 

3. To Understand Your Family’s Legal Rights 

Based on the cause of your child’s birth injury and the party that is responsible, your lawyer can provide you with a clear explanation of your family’s legal rights. If your child’s birth injury is the result of medical negligence, you and your family may be entitled to significant financial compensation under Rhode Island law. 

4. To Understand the Long-Term Costs of Your Child’s Birth Injury 

The long-term costs of birth injuries can be substantial. Depending on the nature and severity of your child’s injury, you could be facing tens, thousands, or even millions of dollars in medical expenses over your child’s lifetime. Your child’s birth injury may lead to a number of future expenses, such as home modifications, nurses, and caretakers. By understanding the long-term costs of your child’s birth injury, you can make informed decisions about asserting your family’s legal rights. 

5. To Understand the Birth Injury’s Non-Financial Effects 

Along with financial costs, birth injuries can have many non-financial effects as well. In Rhode Island, parents can also file claims to recover compensation for the loss of the relationship with the child. A birth injury lawyer can help you understand the day-to-day implications of these effects, and your attorney can explain how much additional compensation your family may be entitled to recover.

6. To Hold Your Healthcare Provider Accountable 

If your family has a birth injury claim, you can hire a birth injury lawyer to hold your healthcare provider accountable. This is true whether your doctor is liable for medical malpractice or you have a medical negligence claim against a hospital, birth center, or other entity. Your birth injury lawyer can handle your family’s claim and you can rely on your lawyer’s advice and representation while you focus on tending to your family’s needs. 

7. To Recover the Compensation You and Your Family Deserve 

As we discussed above, birth injuries can be incredibly expensive. If you do not take legal action to hold your healthcare provider accountable, you could end up facing financial strain. Your lawyer can work to make sure that this does not happen, helping you settle your family’s claim if possible and taking your family’s claim to court if necessary.

Speak with a Providence Birth Injury Lawyer for FREE

If you need to hire a birth injury lawyer, it is important to act quickly. We invite you to arrange a FREE, no-obligation case review with an experienced attorney today. 

Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd. has successfully helped families throughout Rhode Island for more than 45 years. Attorney Mark Mandell has won more million-dollar and multi-million dollar verdicts and judgments than any other lawyer in our state’s history. We have been recognized by Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers as the Best Law Firm and Lawyer of the Year in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, and more.

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