If your child experiences any sort of birth injury upon delivery, it will shake your entire world. You will feel a whole slate of emotions from worry to confusion to anger to relief. It is a draining, pressing situation, one that no parent ever wants to feel and one that no parent should ever be subjected to.
The truth is that many birth injuries are avoidable and are caused by some sort of unfortunate medical malpractice. It is hard to admit and painful to say that some negligence by medical professionals can lead to your child being harmed but it is the sad truth. If that happens, you may be thinking about hiring a birth injury lawyer to create and pursue and win a case for you and your family so you can finally feel the peace of mind and respect that you have always deserved. There are a very few law firms who specialize in medical malpractice that have the needed experience in handling complicated birth injury cases. You really need to do your research.
Our team of legal experts at Duffy & Duffy, PLLC know just how painful the entire process of a birth injury can be. We also know just what to do if you have decided to move forward with any suit against wrongful parties. You deserve to be taken care of; you deserve compensation. You deserve to finally feel heard and honored and your child deserves that too. Our established and respected team serves cases in all parts of New York. We are one of the preeminent birth injuries lawyers in the country. Our office is located in the heart of Long Island, in Uniondale, NY. This location allows us to easily serve our clients in both Nassau and Suffolk County. Additionally, we have an office in New York City which allows us to conveniently service Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and even Westchester County.
Duffy & Duffy, PLLC. is well-respected because not only do we get the job done successfully, we get it done with true care, true kindness, true compassion, and true empathy. We want to make your situation easier and we will fight to alleviate the stress and anxiety caused by a birth injury. For over 25 years we have been obtaining successful outcomes for our clients.
At Duffy & Duffy, we have the experience and knowledge needed to take on any case like this. There are many factors that lead to our expertise, and they should be considered as you search for birth injury lawyers to take on your case.
Perhaps the most important experience that a lawyer should possess if they are tackling your birth injury suit is experience related to medical malpractice. Seeking compensation because of malpractice in the medical field is awfully complicated. It’s a tenet of law that requires pure understanding, knowledge, and know-how.
There are some lawyers who know medical malpractice but only know specific areas of it. For example, some attorneys are only knowledgeable about delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, or medical liability. They may be experts in that, but they may know little about birth injuries.
The goal is to find a lawyer or team of lawyers who are well-equipped to take on the particular aspects of birth injury lawsuits. A team that has a history of these sorts of cases is ideal because that shows that they know what they are doing and have experience winning on behalf of families suffering from such trauma.
When you are hiring a team of lawyers to take on your birth injury cause, you need to examine them just like you would examine anyone applying for a job that you are hiring for. Take into consideration not only their cases involving birth injuries but also their overall time in the court room and the number of cases they won versus the number they lost. A good success rate is important in any field, legal or otherwise. Plus, the more time a lawyer has spent in the court room, the more understanding they have of how a case proceeds, how to address the court, how to navigate to the outcome a client wants. You wouldn’t hire a repairman who has never worked in the field, likewise you wouldn’t hire an inexperienced law firm.
Knowledge about the medical field is something else a potential lawyer or legal team should possess. You cannot have someone fight for your case if they don’t know what they are talking about. Not only do they need to know the causes of your child’s pain and suffering, but they also need to know why it happened and how it could be avoided. This sort of knowledge will convince the court of the just nature of your claims and will further your chances of achieving a successful outcome. If your lawyer knows little about doctors and medicine and the delivery of babies, they will seem inexperienced and not up for the task and that will only hurt your chances of receiving just compensation for your child and their further treatment.
This sort of knowledge can come from working with experts. Indeed, expert opinions are something else your legal team needs when they are addressing your birth injury case in court. If they have strong connections with experts in the medical field, this can be the final touch that makes your case a home run. A medical expert who has been training birthing and delivery will be able to be called to the court and can give the sort of testimony and insight that can truly sway a court to your side and can make or break your case. Before you hire any lawyer for your birth injury suit, you should find out which sort of experts they can call upon and how that will shape the case and will arrive at the ruling that you seek.
Perhaps most importantly, a legal team that you hire for your birth injury case should have strong reviews from previous clients. This is a sign that they truly are experts and are also good, kind, caring people who make others feel comfortable and in good hands. That is more important than people know, a pivotal part of hiring a proper legal team.
At Duffy & Duffy, you will receive nothing but the best care, the respect you deserve, and the outcome that you want. We know just how difficult birth injury lawsuits can be but our track record and our rave reviews from clients all over New York prove that we are the right choice for your case, no matter what it is. When you are ready to take the next steps on your legal path, contact us online or call us at (516) 394-4200 to set up your free consultation. We have the expertise and the ability to fight for you.