Representing Birth Injury Victims
The Florida Law Group: Holding Medical Professionals Responsible
While our nation’s doctors are not expected to cure their patients of a terminal illness or even prevent an unforeseeable injury, they are required, by law, to provide a reasonable level of care. This means that they must take practical steps to ensure the safety of their patients. While giving birth is a joyous occasion for many, countless others have been forced to suffer through the long-lasting ramifications of their doctor’s negligent actions. Although some injuries can be attributed to a complicated or difficult pregnancy, far too many have been caused by medical inexperience.
With more than a century of combined experience, we at The Florida Law Group are qualified to help you take legal action if your child was injured during labor or delivery. It is important for you to understand your rights if your child was carelessly or negligently injured during the birthing process. We are ready to help you recover monetary damages from the medical professional who was responsible for your child’s preventable injuries.
Understanding Your Legal Options After a Birth Injury
Should an attending physician or nurse fail to uphold their legal duty of care, the consequences could be catastrophic. Whether an infant suffers from asphyxiation, shoulder dystocia, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or any other form of birth injury, this will change the course of the child’s life, inevitably impacting the parents as well. These serious injuries can require lifelong medical treatment and rehabilitative therapy, various medications, special accommodations, and regular trips to the doctor. For this reason, the law allows for the victims of medical negligence to pursue compensation from the responsible individual and/or party. By following up with swift legal action, the child may have a chance to lead a normal life or as close to it as possible.
Some of the most common instances of this form of medical malpractice may include:
- Failing to address fetal distress
- Failing to implement a cesarean-section birth
- Incorrectly using forceps/vacuum
- Utilizing an unnecessary amount of force
- Failing to supply oxygen to the infant
- Failing to treat an infection
- Administering dangerous medications
- Administering the wrong dosage of medication
Our Tampa Birth Injury Attorneys are Ready to Help You
If your infant has suffered a serious injury at the hands of a negligent medical professional, it is important to understand that you have rights. By consulting with our Tampa medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible, you will have the opportunity to explore your options and start recovering the compensation that you and your child deserve.