Miami Birth Injury Attorney
Holding Doctors and Care Providers Responsible for Miami Birth Injuries
Doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers responsible for caring for pregnant mothers and for delivering babies have an obligation to their patients. Care providers must provide reasonable, professional quality care and can be held responsible for acts or omissions that constitute medical negligence. Many different types of medical mistakes can occur during labor and delivery that doctors and care providers can be held accountable for. Some of the most common mistakes made include:
- Medication errors including problems with the epidural or excessive use of Pitocin
- Failure to monitor the health of mother or baby during labor and delivery
- Delaying in ordering a necessary cesarean section in a breech birth situation, in prolonged labor or when mother or baby show signs of distress
- Aggressively using the forceps or vacuum extractor in a way that injures mother or child
These are just a few examples of situations where doctors and care providers can make mistakes that cause devastating birth injuries. In these and other situations, you can hold the healthcare provider accountable by contacting a Miami birth injury lawyer and filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Relentless Legal Representation for Miami Injury Victims
A personal injury can occur in a variety of ways, but almost all have the same results in common. Suddenly, your life is disrupted and possibly jeopardized physically, emotionally, and financially by an accident or incident which could have been prevented.
Obtaining Compensation for Birth Injuries
Doctors and care providers who are unreasonably negligent in the care they provide can become responsible for covering 100 percent of medical costs that the child will incur over their lifetime. Care providers can also be made to pay for pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress and wrongful death caused by their negligence.
In many cases, the losses for birth injuries are extensive because the injury stays with the child for the rest of his or her life. For example, some of the common types of birth injuries that can cause incurable harm include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain damage
Children can also suffer from broken bones or depressed skull fractures during birth. Unfortunately, when the birth injury that a child experiences is permanent, the lifetime costs of care can be astronomical. This helps to explain why a recent Johns Hopkins survey cited injury to children under the age of one as among the most common types of medical malpractice cases leading to payouts of more than $1 million in damages.
Getting Help from a Miami Birth Injury Attorney
A Miami birth injury lawyer at Steinger, Greene & Feiner can assist you in understanding your legal rights and in gathering evidence to build a case against the doctor or healthcare provider responsible for harming you or your child. We understand how high the stakes are and how important it is for you to receive full compensation so your child can be taken care of for life. We’re here to help, so give us a call or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.