Making a Difference: Birth Injury Lawsuits to Save Lives
Every birth injury lawsuit should be approached with the idea of making things better—not just for the one child whose life has been irreparably altered, but also for the countless other children who could be put in the same position.
Each instance of medical malpractice is one hundred percent preventable. In every case, there was some mistake that could have been prevented because of more training, better policies or procedures, more staff, better record-keeping or some slight change in the way things are done.
How Insurance Companies Use Malpractice Lawsuits
There’s no doubt that birth injury lawsuits are used by Insurance companies to improve the quality of care by doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. Insurance companies provide medical malpractice insurance to those medical providers, and they control the cost of that insurance. Frequently, they impose conditions on the medical provider, particularly those who have had malpractice verdicts or settlements, in order to continue insurance coverage or to reduce the premiums for coverage. These conditions might include mandatory attendance as risk management seminars, devoted to ways to avoid malpractice. They might include mandatory policy changes to prevent future malpractice.
Indeed, the insurance companies regularly analyze data from previous malpractice cases to help medical providers. Those changes can be simple—find better ways to remind doctors to follow up on diagnostic tests; develop checklists to help doctors perform a proper differential diagnosis; or periodically re-reviewing past tests as a matter of course.
Giving Our Clients More Than Money
The end goal in any malpractice case is, of course, money to fund the life Care Plan. In a birth injury case, the child will typically need a lifetime of expensive future care, and our firm is dedicated to providing the best outcome possible for the child. But in some cases we can help the victims of birth injury malpractice to secure a better future by correcting those errors that caused injury, to prevent others from suffering the same fate.
During settlement negotiations, we may be able to work with the negligent medical providers to help them make necessary changes. For many of our clients, knowing that other families will not have to experience their pain is the best outcome.
If your family has been impacted by medical negligence, contact our personal injury lawyers at (440) 252-4399 or send us some information about your case through our online contact form.