When a child suffers a birth injury, there really isn’t a guide that tells you exactly how to handle the different situations that arise. Parents are often overwhelmed with the challenges of parenting a newborn who may have significant medical needs. At the same time, they are dealing with their own emotions about what happened.
At BILA, our goal is to help parents get the financial compensation that they need to support their children after a birth injury. We are also committed to helping parents understand the different aspects of birth injuries, from the treatments and therapies that your child may need to the legal process to how to handle your own feelings about the birth injury and filing a lawsuit.
While we cannot tell you what to do, we can offer advice based on our experience handling hundreds of birth injury cases throughout Canada. Our educational series may be helpful as you figure out your next steps – which may or may not include seeking financial compensation through a birth injury lawsuit.
How to Protect Your Child After a Birth Injury
In this educational series, we explore the myths that create obstacles to protecting your child’s rights. We start with the perspective of a parent of a child who sustained a brain injury at birth who has firsthand experience working with a BILA lawyer to find the answers she needed about why her son sustained his injury and how to protect his future.
We then address the main myths about birth injury lawsuits, along with obstacles to filing a claim. Finally, we provide practical and reliable information to help parents make informed decisions for their child’s future.
To get started, click on each link to read more about birth injury claims and how you can make the best possible decision for your child.
- A Parent’s Perspective – from despair and confusion to hope.
- A Parent’s Guilt – I should have said or done something differently?
- Common myths and misinformation about birth injury claims.
- I don’t know how to find an experienced birth injury lawyer in Canada who I can trust?
- I was told my child’s injury was unavoidable.
- I am concerned about blaming my doctor who may have done everything he or she could have.
- I am already overwhelmed – I don’t have time to deal with a lawsuit.
- I am worried that if I ask questions my child’s medical care might be compromised.
- I am worried that because I signed a consent form I have given up my child’s rights.
Want to Learn More? We’re Here for You.
The decision to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is never easy. For better or for worse, it is often necessary to get the money that you need to ensure that your child reaches their full potential.
The Birth Injury Lawyer Alliance (BILA) has substantial experience handling all types of birth injury claims in Canada. We have the practical, medical, and legal knowledge necessary to help our clients achieve a favorable outcome. We also have compassion and deep respect for parents in this situation who may be struggling with how to move forward. If you’d like to learn more or would like to schedule a free consultation with a birth injury lawyer in your province, give us a call at 1-800-300-BILA or fill out our online contact form.
The Birth Injury Lawyers’ Alliance of Canada (BILA) was formed in 2016 by a group of lawyers from across Canada with considerable experience in birth injury cases to promote the effective representation of children and families affected by avoidable injuries occurring at or around the time of birth.