If your baby was born with a birth defect, and if you feel confident that your baby's birth defect was caused by another party's negligence or improper actions, then you might be hoping to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. This can be a good step to take, but it's important to understand that legal representation is often needed in these situations. This is because birth defect law can be a lot more challenging than some people realize.
Costs Can Be Difficult to Calculate
There are obvious costs that go along with having a child with a birth defect. Your child might need surgeries or other medical care that can be very expensive. In the future, your child might not be able to work and bring in an income to support themselves. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to calculate the costs that go along with your child's birth defect. After all, it can be difficult to estimate how much a child might have made from working as an adult if they did not have a birth defect.
Settlement Amounts Can Be Very Large
In many cases, once the estimated financial losses and potential costs that go along with a child's birth defect are calculated, the numbers can be very large. Because of this, many insurance companies and other entities will fight hard against paying out a settlement. Having aggressive legal representation can help in this situation.
Proving the Cause of the Birth Defect Can Be Challenging
Of course, in order to take action against another party for your child's birth defect, you will need to prove that the party that you are suing is, in fact, responsible for your child's birth defect. This can be difficult to do, even if you do feel confident that you know the cause of your child's birth defect. Luckily, though, many birth defect attorneys actually have a lot of experience with helping prove these cases. They might have a lot of their own knowledge about various birth defects and their causes, and they might know where to go to do their research. Additionally, in many cases, birth defect lawyers have expert witnesses who they can turn to for help with this. You might find that it's easier for you to prove the cause of your child's birth defect with the help of an experienced attorney and their team in comparison to trying to do it on your own.