Every new parent’s wish is to have a happy, healthy baby. Childbirth is exhausting, but also exciting. This excitement should not have to be hindered by an injury to the newborn baby—especially an injury or medical condition that could have been prevented.
If your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice, you barely have time to completely understand the implications of your situation, let alone learn about your legal options.
We understand how confusing, upsetting, and emotional this time may be for you, and we want to alleviate some of that pain for you and your family.
If you’re looking for legal representation after experiencing a negligence-induced birth injury in Yakima or the state of Washington, contact Bill Pickett and The Pickett Law Firm as soon as possible.
Since 2011, Bill Pickett has fought for families that have endured this type of pain. You are not alone, and The Pickett Law Firm wants to help you fight for your rights after a birth injury.
Sometimes, injuries just happen. There is no rhyme or reason, but you still have to suffer the consequences. These situations can be even more difficult when the situation could have been avoided altogether. In these cases, medical malpractice is typically the cause of the injuries.
Types of Birth Injuries
At The Pickett Law Firm, we understand what you’ve been through, and we want to work with you to find the compensation and justice you deserve. You should not have to be in this situation, but we want to bring hope to you and your family for a brighter future.
There are many types of birth injuries, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Oxygen deprivation
- Trauma due to blunt force
- Other types of birth injuries
A birth injury is not solely something that happens to the child. There is also emotional and physical damage to the mother and father of the child. Learn more from Bill Pickett about your options by calling our office today.
How do birth injuries happen?
Although some birth injuries may occur due to an accident, oftentimes they may happen due to the negligence of a medical professional. Examples of medical professionals include, but are not limited to, doctors, nurses, midwives, and hospital staff. If you believe your child has been injured due to negligence or malpractice, do not hesitate to contact an experienced birth injury attorney.
Some causes of birth injuries are unknown, but there are instances where the injuries sustained could have been prevented had the medical professionals adhered to a higher standard of care. There are a number of possible causes when it comes to birth injuries, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Delayed birth
- Failure to diagnose
- Delayed diagnoses
- Improper use of medical tools during birth
- Failure to perform emergency C-section
- Other causes of birth injuries
Someone else’s mistake or negligence should not have to put so much emotional, physical, or financial pressure on your family. Once you have a moment to breathe following the birth, you should contact an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, experiencing a difficult birth or injuries following the birth due to negligence happens. When it does, you need an attorney who will fight for you and your family. The Pickett Law Firm is here to guide you through this process and answer any questions you may have.
How to Proceed with Filing a Claim
The sooner you contact an attorney, the better. If the gap in time between the initial injury and when you file a claim is too long, there’s a possibility of evidence being lost or lessened.
It’s important to choose an attorney who you trust. This is a very delicate situation, so having an understanding lawyer on your side will make the entire process easier.
Once you have selected the attorney with whom you will be working, you should work to obtain any documentation of the incident, including statements from witnesses or photos. You should be careful while discussing the situation with anyone who may have been at fault for the injuries sustained. Anything you say could potentially be used against you, so it is always safer to keep quiet, unless you are discussing the matter with your attorney.
Don’t sign any documents without an attorney present. Insurance companies may want to settle without the sufficient evidence from an attorney. It’s important that you only sign documents or make statements with an attorney present.
Bill Pickett will walk you through the entire process, step by step. He is a father of three children, and he understands the emotional connection between parent and child.
Contact The Pickett Law Firm
For years, The Pickett Law Firm has helped countless families in the Western United States during a time of need. Our firm is unique in that we pray for and with our clients, and we genuinely care what happens to them.
Everyone that walks into our office will be treated with respect and kindness as if they were a friend of Bill’s. Bill Pickett has dedicated his career to helping people like you. His goal is to help you through a difficult time and see you come out stronger on the other side. He wants to help you and your family build a brighter future. Choose an attorney who will be there for you, answer your questions, and fight for your rights.
Call or visit our Yakima office as soon as possible to discuss your situation. Bill Pickett has experience with birth injury cases, in addition to other in personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice matters.
Birth injuries are incredibly difficult to handle, but we want to fight for you and your family. Our main goal is to see that some of that stress is lifted off of your shoulders. The Pickett Law Firm is here for you when you need us the most.
We are here to help you and your family. Call our office today.