Hiring A California Birth Injury Attorney

Birth injury cases are very specialized and require an attorney who not only handles medical malpractice cases, but birth injury cases also. Unfortunately, there are very few of those attorneys in California’ and finding the right one to represent your interests means avoiding a quick scan of the Yellow Pages. Our legal expert explains why it’s so important and how attorneys are compensated in this area of law.

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California Birth Injury Statutes Of Limitation

The statute of limitations for filing a birth injury lawsuit in California differs depending on who is bringing the case and whether or not a public hospital is involved in the lawsuit. The deadlines to file can range from six months to eight years, so it’s important to understand which deadline applies to your situation so that you don’t lose your opportunity to file a claim.

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California Birth Injury Lawsuits: Creating A Life Care Plan

Life care plans are detailed reports in which lawyers analyze daily, weekly, monthly and yearly needs of a patient over their entire lifetime. They are created using a variety of medical experts whose opinions are based on physical exams and medical records of the injured child. It can be a complicated process, but birth injury and medical malpractice attorneys say that it’s a process that’s critical to provide for the child’s future.

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California Birth Injury: How Special Needs Trusts Preserve Medi-Cal Benefits

Special needs trusts are created when there’s a settlement in a birth injury case and where a patient has the benefit of receiving some form of public assistance for medical care such as Medi-Cal. Medical malpractice attorneys say that they are critical to maximize the patient’s ability to use their settlement funds while keeping their state public benefits for healthcare.

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California Birth Injury Lawsuit Advice From A Legal Expert

California birth injury lawsuits, a type of medical malpractice claim involving any injury to either a mother or a child in connection with the delivery of a baby, can be very difficult from both legal and emotional standpoints. J. Niley Dorit, a California attorney whose practice represents birth injury victims, provided the following advice to those contemplating filing a lawsuit:

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