The birth of a baby should be a joyous occasion and it can devastate a family when something goes wrong because of a healthcare provider’s negligence. If you or a loved one suffers this type of terrible tragedy, you need someone to look out for your legal rights. An Orlando birth injury attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can make a claim for compensation to ensure you have the money you require to meet your child’s ongoing medical, physical and emotional needs.
A child who is injured at birth deserves to reach his or her full potential no matter what injuries a doctor or healthcare provider caused. Birth injury lawsuits are brought when mother or child is injured as a result of bad prenatal care or mistakes during labor and delivery. A birth injury lawsuit provides compensation for all medical bills and costs, for pain and suffering and for all other losses resulting from the medical mistakes that were made.
When a child or mother is injured during pregnancy or during labor, the healthcare provider who made the mistake that caused the harm can be held liable for medical malpractice. The care provider’s mistake may have been an act, such as using the forceps too aggressively. The provider’s mistake may also have been an omission, such as failing to order an emergency Cesarean section when the baby showed signs of distress.
The key determining factors in whether you can make a birth injury claim due to a medical mistake include:
Whether any reasonable doctor would have been more careful or provided a higher quality care. If every doctor would have done better than your doctor, you have a claim for medical negligence.
Whether the doctor or healthcare provider’s actions actually were a direct cause of harm. If the outcome would have been the same for the baby no matter what the care provider did, then you cannot successfully obtain compensation through a birth injury claim.
Unfortunately, proving your case can be complicated because birth injury matters center on complex and specific medical details about what went wrong. An Orlando birth injury attorney can help you get the evidence you need, find expert witnesses to testify and even find a way to present technical details to a judge or jury in a way that makes sense.
The carelessness or wrongdoing of a doctor or healthcare provider can have a profound impact on the life and health of the mother, so a lot is at stake during labor and delivery. Some of the different types of birth injuries that a baby can develop when a physician does something wrong include:
Brain damage/brain injury
Meconium aspiration (the inhalation of amniotic fluid and feces)
Retinopathy (vision problems in premature babies caused by incomplete eye development)
A mother can also be affected by birth injuries and could potentially face life-threatening problems if she begins hemorrhaging during birth or if she was not properly diagnosed with gestational diabetes or preeclampsia.
The different types of birth injuries that a mother or baby can suffer may change the course of a family’s life. The laws in Florida ensure that those who are affected by the negligence of a healthcare provider can be fully compensated for all losses.
It is, however, the burden of the injured victim to take action to pursue a claim. The Orlando birth injury attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene have decades of experience with these emotional and difficult claims. We are here and ready to fight for your family.
Give us a call or complete our online form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and to learn more about how we can assist with your case.