If your child suffered a birth injury and you believe that it could have been caused by the negligence of one or more of the medical professionals who provided care to him or her during labor and delivery, you may wonder whether you should pursue a birth injury lawsuit. The best way to know for sure whether legal action is the right choice for you is to consult with a birth injury attorney. My name is Charles H. Thronson, of Parsons Behle & Latimer, and I have represented the families of many injured children from Utah and the United States in birth injury lawsuits.
Since I specialize in handling cases involving birth injuries, I know how to look for the clues that may be contained within the facts and circumstances surrounding your child’s birth, which could indicate that their injuries were caused by the negligence of one or more medical professionals. Like most attorneys, I like to meet with prospective clients for an initial consultation before I agree to represent them in a birth injury lawsuit.
Initial consultations are important for both the attorneys and the prospective clients who have contacted them. Your initial consultation is an opportunity for you to get to know me, and for me to learn more about you and your child’s birth injury. In order for all of us to get the most out of an initial consultation, it is a good idea to prepare yourself for the consultation ahead of time. One way that you can prepare for an initial consultation with a birth injury attorney, such as myself, is to obtain copies of your prenatal care records, as well as the records from all of the doctors and hospitals that have provided services to you and your child since your child was born. Depending upon the timing of your initial consultation, it is possible that you will not be able to get some or all of your medical records. Do not let that deter you from having an initial consultation, as your records can be obtained later on.
During your initial consultation, one of the things that we will talk about is how a birth injury lawsuit typically proceeds. Each birth injury case, like each child who was born with a birth injury, is unique. However, there is a timeline of events that remains largely the same in each birth injury lawsuit. I will also explain other important details like any time limits, or statutes of limitations, which may apply to your case, among other things. An initial consultation is a great opportunity to ask any questions that you have regarding birth injury lawsuits. If you can think of any questions beforehand, it’s helpful to write them down and bring them with you so that you can be sure to get all of them answered during the consultation.
An initial consultation with a birth injury attorney is a great way to learn more about birth injury lawsuits, assess the feasibility of your birth injury case, and learn more about the attorney who may represent you in your birth injury lawsuit if you choose to proceed with it. Families of children with birth injuries work hard to give their children the care that they need. They deserve the emotional, physical, and financial support in doing so, especially if their child was injured by the negligent acts of one or more medical professionals. If you have questions about birth injury lawsuits, please contact my office to schedule a consultation.