Orlando Birth Injury Lawyer
Birth injury can have devastating consequences on both the infant and family. Our attorneys know the challenges facing parents and child after a traumatic delivery or neonatal complication. When physical, emotional and economic losses could have been prevented; the doctor, hospital or nurses should take responsibility for their carelessness. It would be unfair for negligent healthcare providers to saddle innocent parents with a lifetime of expenses. Most families cannot afford to properly take care of a child suffering significant harm during or shortly after delivery.
At Florida Trial MD, we have the expertise of a lawyer that is a medical doctor to help uncover what doctors may try to hide. The birth of your child should be the most joyful occasion. Healthcare providers entrusted with that event must do everything to ensure a safe outcome. Any failure to do so is inexcusable. As Orlando birth injury lawyers, we know too many parents struggle to pay for special education, occupational, physical and speech therapy, medical equipment and supplies after a birth injury. Sadly, many children never receive the care they need after a doctor or hospital’s error because their parents failed to timely seek the assistance of well-qualified medical malpractice attorneys.
When the negligence of a doctor or any healthcare provider causes harm, Florida law allows the family to recovery money damages that can really help with expenses. With over 25 years of experience fighting malpractice insurance companies and the doctors and hospitals they defend, we can get to the bottom of what happened to your baby and whether someone was responsible. There are many medical and hospital standards and procedures intended to protect your unborn child and we can investigate your claims to determine if your infant received the proper medical care. If not, we will determine the amount of your losses and evaluate the amount of money you need to take care of your child. In some cases, children need care and rehabilitative services for 30, 50, 70 or more years.
Losing my son was the worst thing that could have happened to me. I was so confused how this could happen and the doctors tried to cover it up… I was scared to go to trial and testify, but you worked with me to keep me calm and spent so much time and were so patient…
Did My Doctor Hurt My Child?
With parents and sometimes families in the delivery room, we are often given critical information that can point to evidence of medical malpractice. If so, our Orlando birth injury lawyers will assess if filing a claim against the hospital, nurses or medical professional is the right for you. You can fill out the online form on this page so we can started.
Sometimes medical professionals use forceps – an instrument to hold and manipulate the baby while inside the mother’s womb. The risk of doing so is oxygen deprivation that can lead to fetal distress. These factors are believed to cause harm and cerebral palsy. In addition, if too much force is used, orthopedic injury, damage to nerves – especially the brachial plexus – or head trauma can result. Obstetricians may also use a vacuum to help during delivery. When carefully applied to the head or shoulder it can successfully bring the infant down the birth canal. However, if used and injury occurs, that needs to be investigated timely.
Serious, life-changing events may happen if the healthcare team fails to timely perform a Caesarian Section or C-Section. Harm occurs when the delay causes hypoxia or oxygen starvation. The unborn have the ability to withstand a degree of trauma and low oxygenation. However, when fetal distress is evident or prolonged, that baby must be delivered without delay. Otherwise, the brain will suffer irreparable harm.
Each medical assistant, technician, nurse, mid-wife and doctor must be acutely aware of the signs and symptoms that an unborn baby is in trouble. Of course, there are many other causes that can contribute to harm. These include the improper administration of the medication, Pitocin, to induce or continue labor; the failure to order special tests; and, the failure to refer the expectant mother to a doctor who handles or specializes in high-risk pregnancy.
Our lawyers are available to evaluate all claims, whether it involves a fractured shoulder or clavicle, head or brain injury, cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, face or limb paralysis, Erb’s palsy, neck or spinal nerve damage – We can help. With so many issues surrounding pregnancy and labor, including potential infection and genetic defects, the best way to protect your family and find out what happened is to call us now – 844-FL TRIAL MD.