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Things You Can Do to Help Obtain the Best Outcome for Your Birth Injury Lawsuit

Things You Can Do to Help Obtain the Best Outcome for Your Birth Injury Lawsuit

Bringing a lawsuit against the hospital and healthcare providers that delivered your child can be scary.  If you are thinking about filing a birth injury lawsuit, there are certain things you can do to benefit your potential case:

  • Document: Take lots of photographs and videos of your child’s injury or disability.  When taking your child to his or her doctor appointments or therapy visits, try to photograph or video your child’s sessions and interactions with his/her medical care providers.
  • Ask Questions: Don’t be afraid to ask your child’s medical care providers specifics about your child’s injury, how the injury occurred, what the doctors or nurses did at the delivery to cause the injury, what limitations your child would have as a result of the injury, and what additional treatments could become necessary in the future.
  • Archive: Keep copies of all medical records and other documents given to you by the medical care providers in a safe place.  If your case proceeds to trial, the pictures and video can be used to create a “Day in the Life” presentation or other exhibits that would be shown to a jury to help depict the injury and how it has affected your child.

If you believe that your child may have been injured by the acts of a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional, please contact us at 877-262-9767. Our birth injury attorneys understand the complex nature of these types of cases and can provide the legal counseling and advocacy you need to take action against a negligent health care provider.

Electronic Medical Records Requests and How They Can Affect Your Case

Electronic Medical Records Requests and How They Can Affect Your Case

When pursuing a claim for your baby’s injury, you want to get help right away. But one of the things that can slow down that process is gathering your medical records from your provider. Providers often produce your medical records faster when you make the request as opposed to your attorney, and usually for a lesser fee. Speeding up the process in obtaining access to your records can have a big impact on your case, especially if statutes of limitations are at issue.

The process begins with a letter requesting a copy of your Protected Health Information from your provider. Request your prenatal chart from your doctor’s office (under the mother’s name) as well as reports for the mother and baby from the hospital. Lastly, request to obtain the fetal monitoring strips. Most importantly, don’t take “no” for an answer—you have a right to obtain your records.

If you believe you have a medical malpractice claim that caused your child’s birth injury, please call us at 877-262-9767 for a confidential evaluation of your potential claim.

Anemia Drug May Help Babies at High-Risk of Brain Injury

Anemia Drug May Help Babies at High-Risk of Brain Injury

A new study suggests that babies born with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)  that were treated with erythropoietin, a synthetic version of the hormone that stimulates red blood cell production, experienced lesser brain injuries. Researchers indicate that erythropoietin infusions coupled with hypothermia treatment contributed to fewer incidents of brain injury, as compared to children treated with hypothermia alone, and led to superior motor skills in erythropoietin-treated children after 12 months. While the researchers caution that the results are preliminary and need to be further confirmed, senior author Roberta Ballard, MD, neonatologist and professor of Pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco said, “It is clear that this therapy is safe as used in this study and there is a strong suggestion that the patients are doing better than would be expected long term.”

How Long Does it Typically Take To Go To Trial

How Long Does it Typically Take To Go To Trial

What Should I Expect When I Speak With Attorney?

What Should I Expect When I Speak With Attorney?

The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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The following reviews from our clients do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of another legal matter. The cases mentioned in the reviews are illustrative of some of the matters previously handled by Grant & Eisenhofer involving various areas of birth injury law. These reviews are endorsements.

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