Indiana Birth Injury Attorney
Fighting for Families in Indiana
Common Injuries Our Birth Injury Attorneys See
- Birth Asphyxia
- Brachial Plexus Injuries
- Brain Damage
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Vacuum/Forceps Injuries
Who Can Be Held Liable for Birth Injuries?
The labor and delivery processes are often overseen by a team of medical professionals who monitor, medicate, and otherwise treat the mother and the baby. Although some birth injuries are caused by the negligence of a single healthcare provider, others happen after multiple opportunities for intervention and/or correction are missed. Anyone whose negligence contributes to harm to the mother or the baby can be held liable for birth injuries. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Birthing Centers
- Lab Technicians
- Medical Clinics
- Medical Device
What Our Clients Say
“We met Steve Langer and his team during the hardest part of our lives. It was just days after our son had passed away, and throughout the entirety of our case he showed nothing but compassion. Him and his team were so thorough and kept us updated on everything that was happening. We truly believe that he was the best lawyer we could have gone to for our case, and I will never be able to thank him enough for what he was able to do for us. He is not only good at what he does, but he cares about his clients and what they’re going through.”
~ Anna Seibert
Should You File a Birth Injury Claim?
Filing a claim against your obstetrician or another healthcare provider for medical negligence can help ensure that you have access to the financial resources necessary to obtain the support and medical care your child needs now, and that you will be able to afford any special medical equipment, medications, and treatment he or she will need later on in life. A birth injury claim also holds the negligent parties accountable, serving as a tool to deter similar acts or omissions in the future.
If you bring a birth injury lawsuit against a negligent medical provider, your birth injury lawyer will be responsible for proving that the following exist.
- Duty of Care
Your birth injury attorney will need to establish that the medical provider in question owed a duty of care to you and/or your baby.
- Breach of Duty
It must be established that the doctor, nurse, or other medical professional breached that duty through negligent acts or omissions. This breach may have occurred at any stage throughout the course of prenatal care, labor, delivery of the baby, or during postnatal care.
Your birth injury lawyer will need to demonstrate that a link existed between the medical provider’s act or omission and the baby’s injuries. It is not sufficient to simply show that a medical professional was negligent. The negligence must have contributed to the baby’s trauma.
For a viable birth injury claim to exist, your baby must have suffered actual injuries. Your birth injury lawyer will use evidence such as physician’s reports, expert opinions, imaging results, and more to show how your baby was injured.
Birth Injury FAQs
What is the deadline for filing a lawsuit for birth injuries in Indiana?
Can I sue an obstetrician for not timely delivering my baby?
Can I sue the anesthesiologist for messing up my epidural?
Can I sue for birth defects?
Can I sue a doctor for negligent pre-natal care?