Birth is one of the most stressful times for a family, and having a new child can come with a host of complications. Adding a birth injury to those difficulties can be life-changing, not to mention emotionally and financially debilitating. Worse still is realizing that injury may have been avoidable.
Medical malpractice in the form of a birth injury is devastating, and oftentimes nurses and doctors are unwilling to admit they made a mistake. Florida is becoming notorious for difficult medical malpractice cases, and if something happens during your child’s birth you may want to consult with an experienced birth injury attorney.
At Morgan & Morgan, we’re ready to face the challenge and get you justice. We have seen firsthand the effects a birth injury can have on a family and their child’s well-being in Sarasota. To find out more about how we may be able to help fill out a free case evaluation today.
What is a Birth Injury?
Having 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 affect its life. 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 birth injuries, dislocation or damage to the brachial plexus.
But some are caused or worsened by inattention, negligence, and 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 appear or become more serious in a variety of ways. Though not an exhaustive list, several common examples of how professionals can be negligent during childbirth include:
- 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 incredibly serious and could result in brain damage, limited motor function, and even death. In extreme cases like this, 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. Our verdicts have been substantial, including a $5.8 million recovery for a family whose newborn suffered a traumatic brain injury.
We have seen many cases where children were damaged 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, no-risk case evaluation form if you’re ready today.