Port St. Lucie Birth Injury Attorney
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.
RELENTLESS LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR Port St. Lucie 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.
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Complications due to Port St. Lucie Birth Injuries
Unfortunately, mother and child can experience grave harm when a doctor or care provider makes a mistake during labor and delivery. Some of the many types of birth injuries that can occur due to medical malpractice include:
- Cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy
- Depressed skull fracture
- Broken bones
- Brain damage
Typically, these and other brain injuries occur as a result of either external trauma (such as aggressive use of forceps) or as a result of deprivation of oxygen to the fetus. The injuries are often permanent and a child can face severe impairment, such as learning disabilities, motor and muscle control problems, deafness, blindness or death. When a child survives the injuries, the doctor or hospital responsible must pay full compensation for all medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress. If death occurs, the care provider can become responsible for wrongful death damages paid to surviving family members.
Contact a Port St. Lucie Birth Injury Lawyer
If your child has suffered a birth injury because of medical malpractice, it is up to you to take action, protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve. The Port St. Lucie birth injury lawyers at Steinger, Greene & Feiner are here and ready to help you to negotiate with the doctor’s malpractice insurer or navigate the court systems to get the money you need. Contact us today to get your case started.
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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.