A “birth injury” or “birth trauma” typically refers to labor and delivery injuries that are sustained by a newborn. These devastating injuries can range from mild to severe, and from minor bruising to permanent nerve damage. When a doctor, nurse, or health care professional makes an error during labor and delivery, permanent and life-threatening birth injuries can occur. These injuries can lead to a lifetime of disability, pain, and even premature death.
Some common birth injuries include:
Birth injuries are more common when there are difficulties during delivery. Factors that can complicate delivery include, the baby’s size and position, prolonged labor, and the size and shape of the mother’s pelvis.
Sadly birth injuries are often caused, or worsened, by medical errors. Medical errors during labor and delivery can include:
Birth injuries can be devastating for newborns and their loved ones. Severe birth injuries, which result in permanent disabilities, can also be financially devastating for families. Costs of medications, therapy, rehabilitation, assistive devices, special schooling, and other unexpected costs can add up quickly. It has been estimated that caring for a child with Erb’s Palsy could cost more than a million dollars over the course of the child’s life. No one can be prepared for expenses like these. If a birth injury has caused harm to your child, due to an error by a doctor or nurse, you have legal rights that should be protected. The North Miami Beach birth injury attorneys at the Dante Law Firm, P.A. have secured compensation for many families in Florida whose lives have been forever altered by a birth injury.
If your child has been injured during labor and delivery and you suspect medical malpractice may be to blame, you need an experienced North Miami Beach birth injury lawyer on your side. You may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claims against the negligent doctor, nurse, or medical professional. At the Dante Law Firm, P.A., our lawyers have successfully represented numerous families in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, or anywhere in the State of Florida in their quest for justice. Contact the Dante Law Firm, P.A. to learn more about all of your legal options. Call us at 1-888-920-HURT or 305-949-2526 today to discuss your case.