Miami Birth Injury Lawyers
Did a Medical Error Injure Your Newborn? Contact Freidin Brown, P.A. Today!
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.
Six to eight of every 1,000 newborn babies will suffer a birth injury. Of those, experts estimate that about one-half could be avoided through recognition of risk factors for labor complications and taking appropriate steps, such as planning for a cesarean section rather than vaginal delivery, to limit the impact of birth trauma.
At Freidin Brown, P.A., our Miami medical malpractice 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.
How to Recognize 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.
Birth trauma and serious birth injuries come in a variety of forms. When a medical mistake or hospital negligence is to blame for your son's or daughter's injuries, the scope of the trauma may depend on what your doctor, nurse, or other member of your birthing team did wrong. At Freidin Brown, P.A., our Miami birth injury attorneys have been collectively helping families recover financial compensation for 100 years.
Birth injuries range in severity and include:
Common causes of infant injuries include pulling or twisting on the baby's head or arm during delivery, improper use of forceps or a vacuum to aid delivery, delaying an emergency C-section, and failing to recognize signs of distress in the mother or the unborn baby. In addition, some injuries are simply the result of the natural birthing process and will heal on their own within a few days or weeks of birth.
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
At Freidin Brown, P.A., our Miami birth injury lawyers are dedicated to pursuing the compensation your family needs to adjust to a life created by a preventable birth injury. When medical malpractice or negligence leads to a serious, permanent injury to your newborn son or daughter, we can help you obtain the compensation you need to provide for your child.
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. 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.