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Which parties can be sued in a birth injury lawsuit?

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most magical times in life. It can also be incredibly stressful. From preparing your house, decorating a room, buying baby clothes and products, getting enough diapers and having a plan in place for getting to the hospital; you can experience quite a bit of stress. Not every birth will go smoothly and this can lead to birth injuries.

Hospitals are often included in lawsuits for birth injuries. Hospitals can be held liable for negligence involved in a patient's birth injuries. They can also be held liable on a vicarious level for the negligent actions of any of their employees involved in a birth injury case.

The staff at the hospital that can be held liable for the birth injury suffered includes quite a few people. From the doctor who oversaw the birth to the nurses assisting in the delivery room to the anesthesiologist to nurse practitioners and physician's assistants; there are a host of people who can be named in a birth injury lawsuit.

There is the possibility that a pharmaceutical company could be held liable for birth injuries. If it is found that any medication taken by the mother by prescription during the pregnancy or that was issued during her time in the hospital caused the injury, the company could be held liable for the birth injuries.

Did you give birth to your son or daughter who suffered birth injuries in Illinois? An experienced attorney will listen to the details of your situation and determine how you can acquire compensation to care for your child.

Source: Findlaw, "Responsible Parties in Birth Injury Cases: Who Can Be Sued?," accessed Jan. 11, 2018

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