Who Can I Sue for a Birth Injury?
Our Miami Birth Injury Lawyers Explain
Some injuries to newborns during childbirth are simply the result of the birthing process; others are not. Those caused by a medical mistake or the negligence of your birthing team are preventable. Taking steps to hold the doctor, nurse, midwife, or hospital accountable for your child's injury can help you secure the financial resources needed to provide for your son or daughter, as well as keep another family from experiencing the same kind of trauma.
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At Freidin Brown, P.A., we have more than 100 years of experience helping people who've been harmed secure the compensation they need and deserve after a serious injury. We offer a complimentary consultation and we charge no upfront fees for our services.
Who Should be Held Responsible for Your Newborn's Birth Injury?
A typical labor and delivery process involves many healthcare professionals. A mistake made by any of them could have lifelong consequences for your child. If your newborn suffered a serious injury during birth that resulted from medical malpractice or negligence, you may have a legal claim against:
- Your doctor, including your obstetrician or the doctor who delivered your baby
- The nurse(s) who assisted with your childbirth
- The anesthesiologist who prepared your epidural
- The hospital or clinic where you delivered
- The midwife who delivered your baby
- The pharmacy or pharmacist who mis-dosed medication
- The manufacturer of a defective fetal heart rate monitor or other device that malfunctioned during childbirth
- The drug company that designed and distributed a defective drug used during childbirth
It's not uncommon to be unaware of something that went wrong at childbirth that is now causing your child to suffer. In fact, many families don't make this connection until many years later when their children display signs of brain damage or other trauma.
At Freidin Brown, P.A., our attorneys do not expect you to have all the answers. That is where we come in. Our legal team can request medical records, talk to those involved in your childbirth process, and get to the root cause of your child's birth injury. We will then advise you about your legal options in pursuing a birth injury lawsuit against the responsible party.
We Can Help You Understand Your Legal Options After a Birth Injury
The miracle of childbirth involves many, many people; a mistake by one healthcare professional or member of your birthing team could lead to permanent injury to your newborn. If your child shows signs of birth injury or has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, or a brachial plexus injury, our firm can investigate what went wrong during the birthing process. We offer a complimentary consultation at any of our South Florida law offices.
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