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Having a child can be one of life’s greatest gifts, and it comes with so much anticipation and joy. However, complications during childbirth and the negligence of medical professionals can lead to a birth injury like cephalohematoma. While cephalohematoma is not a severe condition, it can become one if not correctly diagnosed and treated in time.
In such an instance, you might be able to take legal action to recover financial compensation from the negligent party. When suing for a cephalohematoma injury, you need the experience and knowledge of the legal team at the Palmer Law Group. We will carefully examine the facts of your case and guide you on the steps to take.
Call us at (785) 233-1836 to book a free case review.
A birth injury is something no parent prays for, but when it happens due to someone else’s recklessness, you deserve to hold them accountable. At the Palmer Law Group, we have years of experience helping medical malpractice victims fight for their rights. We will handle your case while you focus on your child’s recovery.
Our cephalohematoma injury lawyers advocate tenaciously for our clients to get a favorable outcome, and you can count on us to deliver exemplary service.
When you work with our lawyers, you will benefit from our decades-long experience, dedicated service, and exceptional winning record. We are aggressive and compassionate with every case we handle and have recovered over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our initial consultations are free, and we work on a contingency fee basis.
Contact us at (785) 233-1836 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Cephalohematoma is a medical condition characterized by a pool of blood under the scalp but on top of the skull. It is derived from the words ‘cephalo,’ meaning baby’s head, and ‘hematoma,’ meaning a collection of blood caused by ruptured blood vessels. When a baby suffers from cephalohematoma, the pooled blood creates a soft bulge on the head.
Cephalohematoma is preventable and is caused by hospital negligence or that of attending doctors, nurses, or other health care professionals who fail to maintain the standard of care. Some examples of what could cause cephalohematoma in infants are:
Cephalohematoma may cause anemia, jaundice, infection, head swelling, difficulty feeding, general fussiness, and crying when not treated. It could cause a skull fracture or lead to significant calcification (bone deposits).
You can file a lawsuit if you believe the medical professionals who handled your childbirth were negligent. However, alleging negligence or medical malpractice is not enough; there are certain elements you must prove to have a valid claim and recover compensation.
Alone, you might be unable to identify and establish these elements, but with our birth injury lawyers at the Palmer Law Group, you can prove these elements more easily. We understand the factors influencing a successful case and the evidence needed to prove them. The following are the factors we need to establish to verify your claim:
The first thing we must prove is that there is a doctor-patient relationship. This means that the doctor you believe is negligent must be the one who handled your child’s birth.
Next, we must prove that the responsible party owed you a duty of care. In medical negligence cases, it is essential to show that the medical professional’s conduct was below the ‘standard of care,’ which led to the injury suffered.
At the Palmer Law Group, we will listen to you, investigate your case, defend your rights, and tell you whether you need legal action against the negligent medical professional.
Next, we will establish how the medical professional breached the duty of care. For example, failing to identify an unnatural or distressed baby positioning breaches the standard of care.
Our cephalohematoma injury lawyer will show how the breach caused the injury. We will gather substantial evidence to prove this, including medical records and statements from doctors and medical experts.
Finally, we will establish how the injuries led to damages. Damages refer to the monetary and non-monetary losses from the injury, commonly known as economic and non-economic damages. The two types cover:
Kansas caps non-economic damages at $350,000, which means your non-economic damages cannot be more than this amount. Also, you might be entitled to punitive damages, but we can only know for sure after examining your case.
Dealing with birth injuries, including cephalohematoma, is emotionally and mentally draining and might strain your finances. This is especially true if you have to stay longer in the hospital and deal with complications from cephalohematoma. So, it is common to have questions about filing a claim and how much you can receive. The following are some of the frequently asked questions:
How Much Compensation Can I Receive for a Cephalohematoma Injury?
The amount you can receive as compensation depends on the facts of your case and the severity of the cephalohematoma injury. However, it will cover your economic and non-economic damages.
Who Can I Sue for a Cephalohematoma Injury?
You can sue the medical professionals that handled the birth, including doctors and nurses. You can also file a lawsuit against the hospital or facility where you delivered the baby.
How Much Will It Cost Me to Hire a Lawyer?
Cephalohematoma injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only charge a percentage of your compensation. Also, we only get paid when we win.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for a Cephalohematoma Injury?
You have two years to file a claim for cephalohematoma injury. The time starts counting from the day the injury happened, or when you should have discovered the injury, and once it elapses, you cannot take any legal action.
Our lawyers will pursue financial compensation and devote time and resources to get you a favorable outcome. We will start by examining the facts of your case and investigating to gather the evidence needed to prove negligence. If your case requires expert witnesses, we will get one to testify on your behalf.
At the Palmer Law Group, we treat our clients with compassion and respect and stand up for them before insurance companies to protect their rights.
Once we file the claim, we will handle negotiations with the responsible party’s insurer and try to settle. If we cannot agree, we will file a lawsuit in court and argue your case before a jury. We will update you on the progress of your case every step of the way and will not relent until you get fair compensation.
Dealing with an injury to your newborn baby can be challenging, and you might be unable to concentrate on pursuing a compensation claim. But you don’t have to do it alone, as we are here for you. Our lawyers at the Palmer Law Group will represent your interests while you focus on your child.
Contact us at (785) 233-1836 to schedule a free initial consultation.
LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]