Labor & Delivery Complications
Florida Birth Injury Lawyers
After nine months of preparing for and carrying a baby, labor and delivery are often welcome events for many expecting mothers and fathers. But pregnancy complications or labor and delivery complications can permanently change an otherwise joyous event.
If you believe a doctor, nurse, or hospital involved in your birthing experience made a mistake that caused injury to you or your child, our birth injury lawyers at Freidin Brown, P.A. can help. We offer a free consultation to discuss what may have gone wrong during childbirth and who should be held responsible for the pain and suffering caused to your family. Contact our firm online or at 888-677-7764 to schedule a FREE consultation.
Causes of Baby Birth Complications
Labor and delivery complications may be the result of natural causes or errors by your delivery team. Labor complications may include:
- Pre-term labor or premature birth
- Prolonged labor (failure to progress)
- Breech birth
- Umbilical cord issues
Not all labor complications are the result of medical malpractice or negligence. However, accurately identifying and appropriately responding to these complications are the responsibilities of your medical team. When fetal distress is not properly addressed, a legal case for medical negligence or malpractice may be needed.
Errors in the birthing process that can lead to serious injury or wrongful death (and that may be caused by medical malpractice or hospital negligence) include:
- Failure to monitor your baby, including overlooking signs of oxygen deprivation or heart rate changes
- Delaying a cesarean section (C-section)
- Improper use of forceps or a vacuum
- Overmedicating with labor-inducing drugs such as Pitocin or administering the wrong medication
- Using too much force during birth to pull the baby from the birth canal
The risks of childbirth do not end once your child is born; your labor and delivery team should carefully monitor you and your baby before, during, and after delivery.
Did an Error in The Delivery Room Leave Your Newborn with Injuries?
At Freidin Brown, P.A., our Florida birth injury lawyers have more than 100 years of legal experience and have obtained successful results for families suffering because of medical malpractice. A birth injury lawsuit can help you meet the financial needs of your child if a healthcare professional caused permanent injury to your newborn. It is our goal to help you and your family recover maximum compensation to cover the costs of your hospital bills and medical expenses.
We understand that you are looking for answers. Our experienced trial lawyers can investigate what went wrong during your birthing process and determine who is responsible for your baby’s birth injury. We will then work tirelessly to hold the appropriate party (doctor, surgeon, nurse or hospital) accountable.