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No parent should have to go through the emotional trauma of a birth injury, but too often, irreparable harm is done to families by careless medical professionals who fail to provide the proper level of care during the delivery. This can lead to long-term and even permanent injuries to the mother and her newborn.
Our attorneys in Melbourne have seen firsthand the effects a birth injury can have on a family’s well-being, and their finances. Our team is knowledgeable and can fight for you today if you believe your health care professionals were at fault. Fill out our free case evaluation form to learn what our birth injury attorneys can do for you.
What is a Birth Injury?
Delivering a baby is a difficult process, and can involve significant trauma for both the mother and the infant. These injuries appear in a variety of ways, and have several different causes. Many complications can arise during the birth of a child that can last a lifetime. Some injuries are genetic or form in the womb, like cleft palates, Down syndrome, and several other neurological or physical conditions. Here is one of the most common injuries discussed, dislocation or damage to the brachial plexus.
Others are caused or worsened by inattention, negligence, or mistakes on the part of healthcare professionals. This can result in damage to delicate areas such as the clavicle or the hands and feet.
How Do Birth Injuries Happen?
A birth injury can be caused or exacerbated in a variety of ways. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it includes several common examples of how professionals can be negligent during childbirth.
- Misuse instruments during delivery;
- Do not respond to bleeding, distress, or umbilical cord placement;
- Do not anticipate complications related to baby or maternal health; and
- Delay ordering a caesarean section.
Other circumstances like oxygen deprivation can be serious, and could result in brain damage, limited motor function, and even death. You shouldn’t have to face your tragedy alone.
Reach Out to an Experienced Team of Florida Birth Injury Attorneys
Determining fault in a birth injury can be very complex, and it’s important to hire an attorney with a track record of success. Although prior success cannot guarantee a future outcome, our verdicts have been substantial, including a $5.8 million recovery for a family whose newborn suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Our Melbourne attorneys have seen many cases where newborns and delivering mothers were harmed by the improper use of tools and other forms of negligence, and are ready to try and help you hold healthcare professionals responsible for their actions. Fill out our free case evaluation form if you’re ready today.