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According to a recent study conducted by Johns Hopkins University, some of the highest medical malpractice payouts occur in cases where a child under the age of 1 sustains injury as a result of medical negligence. Many of these cases arise from injuries that happened during the labor and delivery process. Birth injury payouts for medical malpractice can total in the thousands or even in the millions of dollars because birth injuries often cause such serious harm to children and their families. If you or a loved one was the victim of a birth injury, it is important that you understand your legal rights and that you have a qualified legal professional helping you to get the compensation you deserve. The Port St. Lucie birth injury attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner are here to help families coping with birth injuries. Give us a call or contact us online today.

Birth Injuries Endanger Both Mother and Child

Birth injuries have become far too common in today's world, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that the rate of serious complications was 129 injuries for every 10,000 births in 2008 and 2009. This is an increase of as much as 75 percent as compared with the complications rate from a decade ago. Many of these birth injuries and complications happen because doctors and hospitals fail to provide quality care to patients. A number of different mistakes can be made that lead to injury. Some of the most common include:

  • Using the forceps or vacuum extractor improperly or aggressively during birth
  • Failing to diagnose infections or problems during pregnancy that endanger mother or child. Examples can include preeclampsia, maternal diabetes, or maternal infections such as toxoplasmosis
  • Problems administering Pitocin, a labor inducing drug that can cause excess contractions and endanger the child
  • Failing to diagnose signs of distress in either the mother or child during delivery
  • Allowing labor to go on too long or failing to order a cesarean section when required

In these and other situations, a doctor or care provider's acts and omissions will be compared with what a reasonable doctor would have done. If the care is found to be substandard or below that which a reasonable professional would have provided, the doctor or care provider can be held accountable for medical malpractice with the help of a Port. St. Lucie birth injury attorney.

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PROVEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

A fair settlement is not what you can expect to receive from the insurance company. Their goal is to reduce payouts on claims so they can remain highly profitable. Our proven and committed legal team understands the tactics these companies regularly use to pay claimants as little as possible. We routinely battle their schemes in and out of court, and have developed effective methods for doing so.

With a legal team of more than 30 lawyers and more than 140 staff, including investigators and other assistants, we have the resources needed to get the job done efficiently. With our No-Fee Guarantee, you can bring your personal injury case to us with confidence, knowing you will pay nothing until we recover the compensation you deserve. Throughout the entire case, we will be by your side, providing the guidance you need.

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