In Need of a Birth Injury Lawyer in Kentucky?
Families who experienced birth injuries in Kentucky have every right to pursue legal action. Birth injuries can occur at any point during the pregnancy process, although they commonly involve medical malpractice during labor and delivery. Injured infants may suffer serious, life-altering injuries because of this negligence, and they may never fully recover. In addition, mothers may also suffer injuries while delivering their infants. Even if the infant emerges unharmed, the mother may be left with permanent health issues.
If you or your child experienced a birth injury in Kentucky, it is best to get in touch with an experienced birth injury attorney as soon as possible. Our lawyers have extensive experience with birth injury lawsuits and will guide you and your family throughout the lawsuit to recover money needed to take care of your child. Compensation can include future medical care, past medical expenses, lost wages, future loss of earning capacity, and emotional distress. Reach out to Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC, to learn more about your legal options.
What Can a Birth Injury Attorney in Kentucky Do for Me?
Kentucky has a population of about 4.5 million and is known around the nation as the “Bluegrass State.” Famous for its excellent farming and equestrian conditions, Kentucky has a rich history of agriculture. All of this drew Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC to expand their successful Michigan birth injury practice to Kentucky. (Attorney Stephanie Hoffer is also a farmer and horse lover whose family hails from Kentucky.)
Although Kentucky has many healthcare facilities that serve families and pregnant women, the population is unfortunately quite familiar with birth injuries. In 2019, the Courier-Journal reported that Kentucky hospitals offered variable degrees of safety to pregnant mothers. In particular, the Courier reported that the Harlan ARH Hospital had a worryingly high rate of birth injuries.
In fact, this hospital had seven times the normal rate of birth injuries across the nation and state. In total, 1.4% of all mothers suffered some kind of birth injury either to themselves or their infants while delivering at this hospital. Compare this to Michigan’s birth injury rate of 0.86%. A goal of Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC is to not only bring relief to victims of Kentucky birth injury malpractice but also to encourage healthcare providers in Kentucky to be safer with our mothers and babies.
Mothers and babies who suffered injury during labor and delivery in Kentucky need experienced birth injury lawyers. The lawyers at Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC will aggressively pursue all appropriate legal avenues to ensure injured mothers and babies are awarded the compensation they deserve. Although it is not technically mandatory to hire a birth injury lawyer to file a birth injury lawsuit, one should consider the benefits of doing so:
- Targeted Guidance: Relying on internet articles will only get you or an inexperienced attorney so far. While general information can provide you with a greater understanding of the basic legal process, only an experienced birth injury attorney can assess your unique situation during a consultation. During these initial consultations, birth injury lawyers can provide guidance and advice tailored to your specific circumstances. By specializing in birth injury, our attorneys have the knowledge, skill, and experience to quickly provide an initial evaluation of your potential case.
- Investigation: The Kentucky birth injury attorneys of Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the mother’s labor and delivery, and the child’s injury that resulted. This includes pre-suit investigation such as gathering relevant medical records and eyewitness testimony from family and friends. Once a lawsuit is filed, the investigation continues through the discovery process. The lawyers at Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC will serve written questions and requests for production of documents on the defendants. Additional crucial information is typically discovered during the defendant physician or nurse’s deposition. The lawyers at Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC are relentless in their investigation – the more information gathered results in a greater advantage. Because this is what we do, we know the medicine, we know what to ask for in discovery and we have a vast bank of expert witnesses to retain to assist us in pursuing your claim.
- Negotiation Skills: There are typically opportunities to discuss settlement before your child’s birth injury case heads to trial. The lawyers at Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC are skilled negotiators and will attempt to resolve your claim for the most amount of money possible, allowing you to care for your injured child’s needs throughout their lifetime. The lawyers at Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC will never recommend you accept a “lowball” offer of settlement; our lawyers will be prepared to take your case all the way to trial.
- Trial Representation: If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached before trial, the experienced trial lawyers at Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC will take your case to the jury. Our lawyers are well versed in the complex medical issues that will be raised at trial. They will call fact and expert witnesses and use demonstrative evidence to explain complex medical terminology to the jury and will aggressively combat the defendants’ arguments.
If you and your child were injured during labor and delivery, please contact Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC today for your free consultation.