Legal Help For Parents Dealing With The Effects Of A Birth Injury
The birth of a new child is supposed to be a joyful event, and most of the time it is. But sometimes the infant suffers a serious injury during childbirth due to negligence by the doctor or another member of the medical team. The consequences of a medical professional’s indecision or carelessness can last the rest of your child’s life and affect their physical or mental abilities. The hospital, clinic or individual health care worker responsible for your baby’s birth injury should be held financially responsible for their medical malpractice.
If your family has been affected by a birth injury caused by medical negligence before or during delivery at a hospital in Florida’s Gold Coast, contact Kibbey | Wagner. Our award-winning attorneys have more than 25 years of combined experience. Call us any time at 772-444-7000, and someone will answer your call.
How Medical Malpractice Can Lead To A Birth Injury
Delivering a baby is a delicate process that requires close attention from the doctor and nursing staff. The physician must monitor the mother and infant’s vital signs for evidence of trouble, and be prepared to make quick decisions if a problem arises. When obstetricians fail to take reasonable steps to protect the infant during childbirth, the heartbreaking injuries that can result include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
Disabling conditions like these can be lifelong challenges, potentially costing millions of dollars in medical care, physical and occupational therapy, equipment and home care. Our personal injury attorneys will dedicate themselves to helping your family recover maximum damages, whether that happens in settlement negotiations, alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation, or at trial.
Because of our background, we know how insurance company defense lawyers operate. Our considerable resources will be dedicated to reaching a fair financial outcome to your case, so you will be able to give your child the best possible care.