Florida Birth Trauma Attorneys
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 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 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 to 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 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, PL 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. If you suspect medical malpractice played a role in your child’s birth trauma, contact us. We offer free initial case evaluations in Florida and work on a contingency-fee basis.