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Getting Legal Help from a Kentucky Birth Injury Lawyer for Medical Malpractice

Sometimes medical malpractice cases can be difficult to determine, as a doctor may tell you that the injury occurred due to an unavoidable medical complication; however, the injury could also have occurred due to medical negligence by the doctor, nurse, or other hospital staff member. So how do you know?

In the case of childbirth injuries in Kentucky, it is wise to reach out to an experienced Northern Kentucky birth injury lawyer to review your case. A lawyer skilled in this area will be able to look at the medical records, investigate the incident, and find any evidence that could show the physician, nurse, or hospital staff member did not use reasonable care. 

Also, childbirth injury attorneys work closely with medical experts who can review the evidence. If they find that someone was negligent and that led to your child’s injury, then the medical expert can testify in court that the doctor or other hospital staff member was negligent.

The evidence a lawyer compiles and the testimony a medical expert can give in court is often enough for a family to be able to collect financial compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses (surgeries and doctor bills)
  • Physical therapy
  • Ongoing medical care
  • Lifelong treatment for a disabling injury
  • Lost income due to time off work
  • Pain and suffering

When a child’s life is changed at the very moment he or she enters the world, a negligent doctor or other party responsible for the injury should be held accountable. 

If your infant suffered cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, nerve damage, arm paralysis, a brain injury, or death, you need to talk with a skilled Kentucky birth injury attorney immediately. 

Sadly, children injured at birth may need ongoing therapy for life on their shoulders and injured limbs. Or, if your child suffered a brain injury at birth, he or she may suffer from developmental delays and other lifetime injuries. 

If your child’s injury was avoidable but occurred because a doctor applied too much pressure on the infant during childbirth, did not order a C-section when it was needed, or engaged in some other form of negligence, then your family has a right to collect a financial recovery to help your son or daughter get the medical care he or she needs.

Call an Ohio and Kentucky birth injury lawyer at the law office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson at (859) 578-4444 or (888) 606-5297 and receive a free consultation today to find out more about your rights.

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