Legal Help for Victims of Birth Trauma
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Birth trauma cases can affect a child and his or her parents for life. Broken bones and nerve damage in infants might heal, but more catastrophic injuries to the baby’s brain or spine could result in lifelong disabilities. When birth trauma stems from a negligent physician or hospital, parents may have the right to file a medical malpractice claim in Florida. Freedland Harwin Valori, PL is here to assist parents with birth trauma claims. Our skilled legal team can make a world of difference in the outcome of your case, while our compassionate attorneys give you the best possible experience during litigation.
The Connection Between Birth Trauma and Malpractice
Every birth is unique. Complications that deviate from the birthing plan often occur and can result in the need for emergency intervention. It is the duty of all obstetricians, physicians, nurses, surgeons, and other medical professionals involved to adequately prepare the mother and baby for delivery.
This involves certain actions during pregnancy, labor, delivery, and in the hours after delivery. Preventable birth traumas occur when someone makes a mistake or fails to take necessary action. Your medical provider might be legally responsible for your child’s injuries if any of the following occurred:
- Failure to detect and treat umbilical cord issues
- Failure to monitor vital signs and detect fetal distress
- Failure to treat maternal conditions such as preeclampsia
- Improper use of extraction vacuum or forceps
- Injuring the infant’s brachial plexus during delivery
- Oxygen deprivation (hypoxia) to the brain
- Prescribing improper medications to the mother during pregnancy/delivery
- Improperly pulling on the infant’s arm or head (improper manipulation) during delivery
Medical mistakes at any point during pregnancy or delivery can result in severe consequences for the mother and baby. Birth traumas from negligence can include broken bones, skull fractures or bruising, facial fractures and paralysis, organ damage, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injury or brain damage. After receiving a diagnosis for any type of birth trauma to your child, consider whether or not medical malpractice was at play during your birthing experience. Talk to our birth trauma attorneys for an in-depth review of your case.
Do You Need an Attorney for a Birth Trauma Case?
After suffering a trauma during birth, your child might be facing a lifetime of medical expenses, doctor’s appointments, devices and medications, special needs, or disabilities – not to mention the significant mental, emotional, and psychological toll birth traumas can take on both the child and parents. Such serious personal injuries deserve attention from experienced medical malpractice lawyers. Retaining an attorney to look at your case can help you in a number of ways, including making sure you meet Florida’s strict filing deadlines.
The team at Freedland Harwin Valori Gander is experienced in adeptly handling lawsuits involving birth injuries, traumas, and wrongful death. Our lawyers are committed to helping parents and children fight for justice after serious, preventable birth-related injuries. Contact us if you suspect medical malpractice played a role in your child’s birth trauma. We offer free initial case evaluations in Florida and work on a contingency fee basis.
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ALL FIELDS REQUIRED
- BIRTH TRAUMA
- EMERGENCY ROOM MISTAKES
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE OR MISDIAGNOSIS – CANCER
- FAILURE OR DELAY IN DIAGNOSIS OF SEPSIS
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT GESTATIONAL DIABETES
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE BREAST CANCER
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE HEART ATTACK
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE OR TREAT AORTIC DISSECTION
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE PNEUMONIA
- FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE PULMONARY EMBOLISM
- FAILURE TO TREAT STROKE
- HOSPITAL MALPRACTICE
- INTRAVENOUS INFILTRATION
- MEDICATION ERRORS
- MEDICATION OVERDOSE
- NEGLIGENT FETAL MONITORING
- OB/GYN ERRORS
- PACU ERRORS
- PLASTIC SURGERY ERRORS
- PREOPERATIVE CLEARANCE ERROR
- RADIOLOGY ERRORS
- SPINE SURGERY MISTAKES
- SURGERY CENTER ERRORS
- SURGICAL ERRORS
Damages Jury Verdict on behalf of the family of a 34-year-old woman who bled to death during childbirth. With the assistance of top experts, we were able to demonstrate that doctors did not follow proper safety protocols, forcing the defendants to admit liability shortly before trial.
A settlement won on behalf of the family of a 47 year old woman whose death resulted from the use of a dangerous pharmaceutical drug. We proved the manufacturer knew of the dangerous side effects & did not provide proper warning.
A settlement on behalf of a child who suffered a brain injury as a result of oxygen deprivation during birth. Through years of tactical and technical litigation, we were able to prove that the nurses and physicians both failed to intervene and prevent the brain injury.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT
A settlement on behalf of a middle-aged man who was read ended by a waste management truck.
NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE
A settlement on behalf of the family of an elderly man who died as a result of being neglected and uncared for by a nursing home.
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