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Fall River Birth Injury Lawyer

The joy and anticipation that come from the impending birth of a child are moments of immense happiness for any family. However, amidst this excitement exists the unfortunate reality that medical professionals can cause unexpected complications due to negligence. For some families, these complications can have a profound impact on the child and your life as a whole. In such challenging times, the legal guidance and support of qualified Fall River, MA birth injury attorneys become invaluable as we fight for justice and maximum compensation you are owed for the harm you and your child have suffered.

If your child was hurt at birth due to medical negligence, the Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are here to fight for you. We know how to handle complex medical malpractice claims, including proving how the medical professional failed to uphold the medical standard. Our priority is to secure the maximum compensation you and your family deserve. To learn more, call one of our experienced birth injury lawyers today at (617) 391-9001 or fill out a contact form.

How the Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help Your Birth Injury Claim

No amount of compensation can heal the pain of a birth injury that occurred due to negligence. However, recovering compensation will offer the financial support for quality medical care your child deserves to move forward. If a medical professional fails to abide by the medical standard before, during, or after labor and delivery, you are entitled to hold all responsible parties accountable.

Unfortunately, seeking justice is not always easy, as hospitals and insurance companies fight tooth and nail to diminish or deny your claim. The Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can make a significant difference in recovering the full compensation you deserve.

Our experienced Fall River birth injury lawyers have over 45 years of experience and can leverage their resources, skills, and meticulous attention to help the success of your claim in the following ways:

  • Provide legal guidance and support to you and your family throughout the entire legal process
  • Gather the evidence you need to demonstrate your child’s injuries were caused by substandard, negligent medical care
  • Conduct a detailed investigation into the birth injury your child has suffered to determine one or more liable parties
  • Work with field experts to testify as to the validity of your medical malpractice claim
  • Handle negotiations with all relevant parties
  • Prepare your case for trial, if necessary

Do not risk the compensation you deserve by handling a birth injury claim alone. Our skilled legal team will go head-to-head with insurance companies and hospital lawyers on your behalf to ensure your child’s rights are protected. Speak with one of our award-winning Fall River birth injury attorneys for a free case review.

What Is a Birth Injury?

Birth injuries are physical harm or trauma that are inflicted on a newborn baby during the process of childbirth or delivery. Unfortunately, six to eight babies are born with some type of birth injury out of every 1,000 births in the U.S. Physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals on a medical team during the labor and delivery process have an obligation to identify and treat issues and risks that may result in injury. They are expected to provide standard care using the experience, specialized skills, and knowledge that a professional with their training reasonably would provide.

If one or more medical professionals fail to provide an adequate standard of care, an expert with the same expertise may identify negligence or whether a medical mistake was made under the circumstances.

Recoverable Compensation in a Successful Birth Injury Claim

Obtaining the full extent of the compensation you deserve may be challenging in a birth injury claim, as you are entitled to economic and non-economic damages for your past and current expenses, as well as future financial needs. However, how do you estimate what your child needs over a lifetime? At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we work with experts who specialize in putting a fair monetary value on these types of costs. With their testimony, we will build a case illustrating the extent of your child’s birth injuries and the necessary scope of future care.

Depending on the specific circumstances of your birth injury claim, you may recover the following types of compensation:

  • Present and future medical expenses
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitative care
  • Long-term and in-home care
  • Medications and medical devices
  • Lost future earning potential and job opportunities
  • Vocational training and special education
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of companionship

Recovering financial compensation is the only way to protect a child’s future well-being after suffering a birth injury. Our dedicated legal team fights for justice for your family, and we’ll fight to win every cent your family deserves.

Contact the Experienced Fall River Birth Injury Lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

If your child has suffered injuries due to medical negligence, speak with the Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers as soon as possible. Our legal team in Fall River has recovered millions in compensation for our clients and is prepared to fight for you. Attorney Peter M. Merrigan and Jessica M. Gray are dedicated to navigating the legal process on your behalf with meticulous attention and care. Peter was named a 2015-2018 “Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorney,” 2019-2022 Massachusetts “Super Lawyer,” and a 2015-2018 “Rising Star,” according to Super Lawyers.

Schedule a no-cost consultation with one of our award-winning Fall River birth injury lawyers by calling (617) 391-9001 or filling out a contact form.

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