Orange County Birth Injury Attorney
Birth injuries are one of the most tragic types of medical malpractice cases because they turn what is usually an incredibly joyous day into one that most people wish they could forget. Unfortunately, birth injuries can last a lifetime, and it’s likely to be an experience you will always remember.
While money won’t change what has happened, you deserve to be compensated for the difficult times ahead. If you’re looking for an Orange County birth injury attorney, contact Dr. Bruce Fagel today. He cares deeply about all of his clients, and he will do whatever it takes to make sure you get the justice you deserve. Call 800-541-9376 for a free consultation.
Why is Financial Compensation So Important in Birth Injury Cases?
While money isn’t the most important issue after you or your child has suffered a birth injury, it will help you to take care of the most essential things: past and future medical bills, and money for any kind of treatment or rehabilitation that is needed. Additionally, you are entitled to be compensated for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
In California, there is a controversial and outdated $250,000 cap on non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, physical impairment, and loss of consortium. This limit was implemented in 1975 and hasn’t been increased since. Fortunately, there is no cap on the economic damages you can recover. This means you can recover a significant amount of money to help you and your child pay for medical bills, make up for lost earnings, and take care of other quantifiable financial losses due to medical negligence.
While no amount of money can prevent what happened, it can help improve the quality of life that your child and your family have moving forward.
How Are Damage Calculated?
Calculating damages can be quite complicated. How can you know how much income someone would have earned throughout their lifetime? How do you know what the medical bills will be for someone who might suffer a lifelong injury?
Most lawyers will consult with an expert witness who can calculate what they believe is appropriate compensation. The experts might testify about a person’s inability to work and how long they believe the person will be out of work. In a birth injury case, this could be a lifetime. On top of determining how much money a person could have earned in their lifetime, there will also be a need for testimony regarding life expectancy.
These calculations are complicated, so hiring an attorney who is experienced in this area is incredibly important. Additionally, your attorney will consult with expert witnesses, who can make an educated and knowledgeable estimate of projecting how much future medical bills and rehabilitation will cost.
Ultimately, in California, the jury will decide how much compensation is awarded to the injured party. It’s up to your lawyer and the expert witnesses to make the argument of how much you deserve.
Call an Orange County Birth Injury Attorney
If you’re looking for a birth injury lawyer who will do everything he can to get you the justice you deserve, look no further than Dr. Bruce Fagel. He has recovered more than one billion dollars for his clients through successful trials and negotiations. Call 800-541-9376 today for a free consultation.