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The birth of your child should be a joyous occasion, but it can quickly turn tragic. Medical mistakes that occur prior to labor, during delivery or immediately following childbirth can have devastating and long-lasting effects on the infant and families.
Although thousands of deliveries are performed daily without complications, labor and childbirth are unpredictable events that require careful attention and split-second decisions. If your newborn sustained injuries or was killed due to medical negligence, the Florida birth injury attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. have the experience to hold the appropriate caregivers responsible and recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Common Birth Injuries
The most serious—and among the most frequent—birth injuries are those that affect a child’s brain. A lack of oxygen (hypoxia) during delivery or bleeding within the skull or brain are the most common causes of birth injuries.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Best Law Firm have represented Florida families who have coped with birth injuries including
- Brain injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Meconium aspiration
- Nerve damage
- Shoulder dystocia
- Skull fractures
- Soft tissue damage
- Spinal cord damage
It’s important to note that birth injuries differ from birth defects. Birth defects are most often caused by genetics. Birth injuries are caused by the negligence of a health care professional.
Reasons for Birth Injuries
There are a number of medical mistakes that can lead to birth injuries, from improper use of forceps or other instruments to failure to diagnose a health problem with the mother or infant.
Other common causes for birth injuries due to medical negligence include:
- Failure to provide adequate prenatal care
- Failure to perform a timely Caesarean section
- Failure to recognize symptoms of fetal distress
- Failure to respond to hypoxia
- Improper delivery techniques
If you believe medical negligence was the cause for your infant’s injury or death, you should contact a medical malpractice attorney who specializes in birth injuries as soon as possible. There is a statute of limitations that sets time limits to file lawsuits, and the sooner you get in touch with the experienced birth injury attorneys at Best Law Firm, the sooner we can investigate your claim and gather evidence to support it.
For more information about birth injuries, please see our Birth Injury Questions page.
If your infant was killed or sustained an injury during birth due to medical negligence, please contact the Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. for a free, confidential consultation.