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Louisville Birth Defect Lawyer
Birth Injury FAQs

At the birth injury and medical malpractice Franklin Law Group in Louisville, we know few things are more frightening than finding out your newborn has sustained a birth injury. You worry about your child’s well-being and future. You also worry about how you are going to cover the costs associated with the special medical needs your child may face. If your baby’s injuries were caused by the negligent or careless behavior of medical professionals, you have the right to file a claim to recover damages for medical expenses, specialized equipment and training, therapy and other needs your child may face over years, or even over a lifetime.

 

 

  • What is a birth injury?
  • What are the most common birth injuries?
  • How do I know if my baby has a birth injury — is it always obvious?
  • How is the amount of my claim determined?

 

Q. What is a birth injury?

 

 

 

Q. What are the most common birth injuries?

 

 

Q. How do I know if my baby has a birth injury — is it always obvious?

 

A. Unfortunately, newborns cannot tell us what is wrong or where it hurts. Sometimes, it is obvious that something is wrong right away. Other times, a poor Apgar score or other telltale signs gives doctors a clue shortly after the baby is born. There are times, however, when it may be weeks or more before signs of birth injury become evident. It is important to alert your pediatrician to anything that seems suspicious or “off” to you as soon as possible. It is also important to talk to an attorney if you believe the injury is the result of medical error or negligence.

 

Q. How is the amount of my claim determined?

 

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Franklin Law Group, PSC

505 West Ormsby Avenue

Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Tel: 1-502-637-6000

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Franklin Law Group, PSC

505 West Ormsby Avenue

Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Tel: 1-502-637-6000

Fax: 1-502-637-1413