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When Should I Call a Birth Injury Attorney?

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Deciding to file a birth injury claim is a difficult one to make. As much as you want to believe your doctors and nurses were helpful, their negligence may have led to your child’s injuries. But how does one know when the time is right to speak with a birth injury attorney? The Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. team is here to provide insight on when you should reach out.

What negligent acts lead to birth injuries?

Although some birth injuries can be genetic, some happen at the hands of a healthcare professional’s negligence. Some examples of negligent acts that can lead to birth injuries include:

  • Failure to diagnose and address fetal and maternal distress
  • Failure to diagnose and address the baby’s condition
  • Failure to properly monitor the baby and mother’s health
  • Delay or failure to perform a C-section

Suppose you suspect that your baby’s injuries resulted from the negligence of a healthcare professional. In that case, you should speak with an attorney immediately, as your window to file may be smaller than expected.

When should I file?

Unfortunately, you do not have all the time in the world to file. The quicker you get a start on your case, the quicker you can access compensation for your child’s treatments. Each state has a different set of rules regarding filing, including a set deadline for pursuing a case. In Pennsylvania, a family has two years from the discovery of the birth injury to file a birth injury claim.

We can help you.

Our team has a history of providing legal advocacy for clients in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. If you believe you have a case, contact our office as soon as possible. We have the experience and resources needed to work towards the financial compensation you deserve.

When you are ready, give us a call at (844) 383-0565 or visit our website to get started on your free consultation.