Milwaukee Birth Defects Lawyer
A Milwaukee birth defects lawyer understands that while birth defects affect 1 in 33 babies born in the United States, according to the CDC, the grief and trauma caused by a birth defect is unique to each baby and parent. Birth defects account for more than 20% of all infant deaths in the United States. While some birth defects are unavoidable due to congenital or environmental factors, many birth defects are caused by medical malpractice. The Milwaukee birth defects lawyers of Pasternak & Zirgibel are committed to holding doctors, nurses and hospitals accountable for the harm that they caused to your child and to helping you with your family’s recovery.
When to Contact a Wisconsin Birth Defects Lawyer
If your child has suffered from a birth defect that you believe was caused by the negligence of a medical professional then you should contact a Wisconsin birth defects attorney as soon as possible. Your Wisconsin birth injury lawyer can get to work immediately to help you recover damages and to help you put your family’s life back together.
At your first meeting with your Wisconsin birth injury lawyer, your attorney will begin to gather the facts of your case and inform you about the law and legal procedures applicable to your case. You should be prepared to talk about your child’s birth defect, current condition, medical bills and your family’s suffering. You should also be prepared to discuss why you think medical malpractice was the cause of the birth defect.
Some common causes of birth defects include delayed Cesarean sections, a breech delivery, the failure to respond to fetal distress in a timely manner and other forms of medical negligence.
In order to prove that medical malpractice was the cause of your child’s birth defect, you and your Milwaukee birth defects lawyer must prove that:
- The defendant owed your child a duty of care. If the defendant was your doctor, your child’s doctor or an employee of the hospital then the defendant likely owed your baby a duty of care.
- The defendant breached the duty of care by failing to act like a reasonable person with similar credentials would have acted given the situation. For example, if a reasonable obstetrician would not have delivered your baby in a breech position and your obstetrician went ahead with a breech delivery without considering the risks then your obstetrician may have breached his duty of care.
- The defendant’s breach of the duty of care caused you baby’s birth defect which would not have happened but for the defendant’s actions (or inactions).
- Your child is entitled to damages because of the medical malpractice that caused the birth defect.
How a Wisconsin Birth Defects Attorney Can Help You
Your Wisconsin birth defect attorney will help you recover damages by filing a complaint in state court and representing you during the discovery, pretrial and trial stages of the litigation. At any time, the parties may enter settlement negotiation talks and your Wisconsin birth injury lawyer will also represent you in those negotiations.
The potential damages in a birth defect case are often high because your child may be facing a lifelong disability, or may have passed away, because of someone else’s negligence. Accordingly, your family may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, past and future rehabilitation costs, past and future nursing care and compensation for pain and suffering. Each birth defect case is unique and the amount of damages depends on the severity of the harm caused. Your Wisconsin birth defects attorney will help you understand the potential damages for your individual case.
Contact Pasternak & Zirgibel – Experienced Milwaukee Birth Defects Lawyers
Each Milwaukee birth defects attorney in our firm is committed to helping the families of children born with birth defects. We know that your child has suffered a significant trauma and each Milwaukee birth injury lawyer in our firm is committed to helping your family recover damages if the birth defect was caused by medical malpractice.
Our firm of Wisconsin birth defects lawyers represents clients throughout the state of Wisconsin including in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas such as Cudahy, West Allis, West Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa, Shorewood, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Washington County, Racine County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County and Ozaukee County.
We invite you to call us at (262) 785-0802 or to fill out our online contact form. We would be pleased to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation at your convenience. Each Wisconsin birth defects lawyer in our firm is committed to representing those who have been harmed by a doctor’s malpractice and we will not collect a fee unless you recover damages.