Miami Birth Injury Lawyers
Did a Medical Error Injure Your Newborn?
The birth of a child should be a happy and joyous time. However, when a birth injury occurs due to medical negligence committed by the hospital, obstetrician, doctor or nurse, happiness can turn into devastation, followed by the uncertainty of your newborn's future.
At Freidin Brown, P.A., our Miami personal injury attorneys have 100 years of combined experience fighting for rights of the injured throughout South Florida. If your child suffered a birth injury because of a medical mistake, we can help you hold the responsible person accountable while securing the compensation you will need to provide continuing care, rehabilitation, and any other medical services made necessary by the injury.
Recognizing When a Birth Injury Is Responsible for Your Baby's Struggles
Birth injury or birth trauma is referred to as any damage, injury or death an infant sustains before, during and sometimes after the birth. Emergencies can also arise that threaten the life and health of the birth mother. Thousands of cases of birth injuries occur every year in the United States.
The injuries range in severity, but often are permanent and can lead to the child needing a lifetime of care and may result in:
- Bone fractures
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Erb's palsy or brachial plexus palsy
- Retinopathy of prematurity
- Developmental delays, including both cognitive and physical abilities
Birth injuries caused by medical malpractice can quickly become very complex legal cases. Your child's future may rest on the outcome of a birth injury lawsuit in terms of providing the financial resources to cover medical expenses, therapy, rehabilitation, medical equipment, and even in-home care made necessary by a doctor's mistake.
Our Miami birth injury lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. have been fighting for rights of those who have been injured and their families for many years. We have developed a reputation for achieving positive results in medical malpractice cases, holding doctors responsible, getting families the money they need, and working to improve the health care system for everyone.
Common Labor & Delivery Mistakes That May Lead to a Birth Injury
Birth injuries that are caused by a medical mistake are preventable. If your baby was injured during birth, a medical professional who failed to recognize signs of fetal distress may be responsible for injuries to your child caused by:
- Labor and delivery complications
- Umbilical cord complications
- Infant medication errors
- Pediatric stroke
- A delayed Cesarean section
- Oxygen deprivation
- Placenta previa or placenta abruption
Who can you sue for a birth injury? Doctors, nurses, and hospitals who provide childbirth services must be held responsible when their actions or inactions amount to medical negligence and result in a birth injury to your infant. Informed health care professional are also expected to diagnose and treat properly any issues that may arise during pregnancy and after childbirth.
Put Freidin Brown, P.A. On Your Side
After a birth injury takes part of the joy away from your child's birthday, the lawsuit may or may not be the last thing on your mind. At Freidin Brown, P.A., our attorneys will take care of the legal matters while you focus on your family. We operate on contingency, so you'll pay no upfront fees when you work with us. You only pay if we win.
Contact Freidin Brown, P.A. if you need legal representation.