Birth Injury Lawsuit Loans
While welcoming a child into this world can be one of the most exciting occasions, accidents do occur. Though rare, it is possible for complications to occur during the pregnancy and/ or birth, resulting in injury to the child. Note that these complications do not refer to birth defects, but to avoidable injuries caused by medical malpractice, etc. If you believe your child suffered injuries due to negligence, and are in need of funding, Uplift is happy to provide birth injury lawsuit loans.
Birth Injury Causes and Statistics
Birthing injuries are rare, but still occur. Out of 1000 babies born in the United States, about 5 will be injured during birth.
Note the common causes of birth injuries:
Filing a Claim
Before filing a claim, it is important to know who is to blame. The defendant is the individual or institution whose negligence resulted in your child’s injury. In other words, the accident was preventable.
In birth injuries, there are various potential defendants. They include:
- Physicians – In medical malpractice, the plaintiff places blame on the physician(s) and aims to prove it was their negligence that caused the injury. Doctors are obligated to provide a certain standard of care. By putting you or your baby in harm’s way, they are breaching their duty of care, and thus are subject to a lawsuit.
- Hospital – In some birth injury cases, the plaintiff can take action against the hospital for negligence and breach of duty.
- Drug Manufacturer – If a pregnant woman was advised to take medication that directly caused a birth injury, she can claim negligence on the part of the prescribing doctor. The manufacturer can sometimes be blamed in the case of inadequate side-effect warnings.
Once you solidify who the defendant is, it is up to you to prove a connection between their negligence and your child’s injury. Legal professionals and expert medical witnesses are important advocates during this process. If you have a solid case, the damages owed to you will help cover medical expenses, legal fees, pain and suffering, etc.
Birth Injury Legal Funding from Uplift
The legal process can be daunting as well as expensive. If you have a strong case, look into birth injury legal funding. This will help you cover all expenses, helping you make it to the final verdict. At Uplift Legal Funding, we are rooting for the success of the plaintiff. We will do everything we can to help you seek justice. Apply online or give us a call at (800) 385-3660.