Every birth injury case begins with tragedy. The event itself can be so shocking that families are left reeling, unsure where to turn for support. If you have found yourself in this situation, Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance are here to help.
The Steps in a Birth Injury Case
The first step in getting justice for your family following a birth injury is contacting an attorney. The birth injury lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance have decades of experience, including experience working for the other side – giving us unique insight and the ability to appropriately respond to the tactics and tricks often used by defense attorneys and insurance companies.
During your free initial consultation, one of our birth injury lawyers will listen to your version of events, review any supporting documentation you bring, and guide you towards the best course of action.
Following your confidential consultation, we will begin to gather evidence for an in-house review. We have medical professionals on staff who review all birth injury documents – helping to ensure we catch all signs of negligence. We may also hire experts in various neonatal specialties to further review your claim and make sure nothing was missed.
Following our review and the signing of affidavits, we will file a claim on your behalf. This is where the process truly begins.
After filing a claim, the defense will have 30 days to respond. During this time, we will be further analyzing records, working with experts in various fields, and preparing for the discovery process. After a response has been received, we will continue this process, interviewing witnesses and others to obtain the most accurate view of what happened and to build a strong case on your behalf.
Once the discovery process is complete, settlement negotiations, including mediation, will occur. 95% of all medical malpractice cases are settled out of court. However, our attorneys build every case as if it were going to trial, enabling us to respond effectively to any eventuality.
If your case is settled in mediation, it ends there. If no agreement can be reached, it will go to trial. Trial cases are complex and difficult to win, requiring the assistance of a respected and effective law firm on your side. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you free of obligation and cost to show you why we are that firm.
All Birth Injury Cases are Handled on a Contingency Basis
At Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, all birth injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means if you are not awarded a settlement or verdict, we do not get paid. If your family is dealing with the consequences of a birth injury, you have nothing to lose by calling our office for a complimentary consultation. We are here to answer your questions, provide you with resources, and stand by your side until justice is served.
Call 404-760-7400 to schedule your consultation today. We maintain two offices in Atlanta. We welcome clients from Savannah, Columbus, Decatur, and all surrounding areas of Georgia.