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Posted on March 14, 2019 by

What to Know About Birth Injuries Before You Sue

As a parent, the only thing that's worse than having a child who was born injured is knowing that that injury could have been prevented. So many parents go through this, and their first thought is to sue for medical malpractice. This might be the best option, but there are a few things that you should take into account first. 

Is it a Birth Injury or a Birth Defect?

Parents often think of these as the same, but they are very different. A birth defect is something that could have happened even with proper medical care. A birth injury is something that happened because of the negligence of the doctor, or another member of the medical team. 

If the baby was born with a birth defect, winning a case against the doctor or hospital will probably not be possible. But, the outcome is very different with a birth injury. 

Suing for a Birth Injury

It's best to work with St. Louis personal injury attorneys if you know your case is a birth injury. They will know exactly who to hold responsible when they file your claim. You may be able to sue any of the following: 

– The hospital

– Doctors

– Nurses

– Anesthesiologists

– Pharmaceutical companies

Your case is important. That's why it's best to entrust it to St. Louis personal injury attorneys. They will guide you every step of the way and fight hard for your compensation.