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West Palm Beach Birth Injury Attorney

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When a child suffers a birth injury, it is imperative that he or she receives prompt medical care and gets all necessary treatment to achieve their full potential in spite of the injury. Unfortunately, birth injuries are often permanent and cause a child to experience devastating impairments. The doctors or care providers responsible for causing this harm to a child and family must be held accountable.

Florida law allows injured victims to take action against doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers who cause birth injury through medical mistakes or negligence. However, injured victims must pursue their claim through negotiating with a malpractice insurer or filing a malpractice lawsuit. This can be a complicated process. The West Palm Beach birth injury attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene are here to help. Give us a call today so you can ensure your rights are protected.

Medical Negligence Can Lead to Birth Injury

Doctors and healthcare providers who provide care to pregnant women or who deliver babies are expected to do their jobs in a reasonably competent way. If they make mistakes– either acts or omissions– that a reasonable physician with their background would not have made, then they are said to have committed medical negligence.

Many different wrongful acts can lead to a claim of medical negligence including:

  • Misuse of the forceps
  • Misuse of the vacuum extractor
  • Problems administering Pitocin
  • Anesthesia or epidural mistakes
  • Failure to recognize fetal distress
  • Failure to recognize maternal distress
  • Failure to monitor mother or child
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose infections or complications
  • Prolonged labor or unreasonable delay in ordering a cesarean section

In these and other situations, the errors the doctor or care provider makes can give rise to a medical malpractice claim based on medical negligence.

Holding Doctors Accountable for Birth Injuries

Making a medical malpractice claim with the help of a West Palm Beach birth injury lawyer can allow injured victims and families to recover full compensation for birth injuries. Doctors and other healthcare professionals who commit acts of medical negligence must provide compensation for medical bills and costs; lost income; pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Unfortunately, in birth injury claims, the losses are often very extensive because the injuries are permanent. The most common birth injuries that lead to claims of medical malpractice include:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Brain damage
  • Untreated jaundice
  • Depressed skull fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Stillbirth

Children with cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, and brain damage, among other conditions, may suffer from permanent impairments including problems with muscle control, deafness, blindness, seizures, cognitive limitations and learning disabilities. They may need lifetime medical care and the compensation from a medical malpractice case should provide enough money that these injured children can get the help that they need.

A West Palm Beach Birth Injury Lawyer Can Help

To get full compensation for a birth injury, injured victims need to have a strong case and they need help from experienced legal professionals to negotiate with the insurance company or prove their case in court.

At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our experienced West Palm Beach birth injury attorneys have helped many clients to get justice after a birth injury occurred. We are ready to put our legal experience to work for you, so contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

West Palm Beach Office

1645 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Suite 900
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
561-616-5550

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Contact a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Today

At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our experienced personal injury lawyers have the strong legal backgrounds and extensive legal knowledge that you need to have the best chance of a successful personal injury claim. Whether you are negotiating a settlement outside of court or proving your claim to a jury, you can trust us to use our legal skills to help you get the best outcome possible.