If your family has recently experienced the deeply emotional reality that your new infant was harmed during their birth, you may be processing any one of the stages of grief. You may still be in shock, looking for answers with an air of detachment that you know will wear off. Or, you may be angry, determined to seek justice on behalf of your child. Perhaps you may even have achieved a measure of acceptance and may simply want to ensure that your child receives the ongoing care that they both need and deserve.
Wherever you are in the grieving process, know that exploring your legal options may be to your child’s benefit and to your family’s overall. By holding the provider and/or medical facility at fault for your child’s harm accountable, you may be in a much stronger position to financially support your child’s ongoing care needs.
Building your case
In order to pursue a successful medical malpractice lawsuit, you’ll need evidence that your provider harmed your child as a result of their professionally substandard approach to your infant’s care. If you are unsure of where to begin, take a moment to think back to your provider’s body language. Was it decidedly dismissive when you voiced concerns at any point? When could you begin to detect panic in their body language or voice as things began to go wrong?
It may seem like an odd exercise, but a medical provider’s body language can say a very great deal about their state of mind. By examining their body language, you may start remembering details about the situation as a whole that could help you to seek informed legal guidance and build a winning strategy for your claim.