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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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