Tampa Birth Injury Attorney
When a couple is expecting their first child, it’s normal to be nervous. After all, the joy usually outweighs the anxiety. But sometimes, a new parent’s typical fears are compounded with an atypical scenario: their infant gets injured during delivery or soon after.
Get Help After a Birth Injury
Tragically, thousands of parents face these dire circumstances each year. Rather than enjoying family bonding time with their healthy baby, they are tasked with the responsibility of caring for a very young child with a serious injury. In some cases, it’s the mother who suffers a catastrophic injury. Why does this happen? Because someone failed to do their job. When a medical professional fails to exercise the required duty of care, someone suffers. If this has happened to your family in Tampa, reach out to Steinger, Greene & Feiner. We can introduce you to a Tampa birth injury attorney that will represent you in filing a strong claim against all liable parties. You and your family are suffering enough – don’t let financial worries make things worse. Call (813) 553-5352 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Tampa birth injury lawyer near you.
Holding Medical Professionals Responsible
Healthcare providers and the hospitals and clinics they work for are responsible for caring for pregnant mothers and their children. When one of these people fail to perform their duties safely and professionally, they must be held responsible for the consequences. Some of the most common mistakes during the birthing process are:
- Medication errors, including issues that arise during or after the administration of drugs like Pitocin
- Any failure to monitor the health of the infant and mother during the labor and delivery process
- A delay in the ordering of a necessary cesarean section when a situation presents as potentially harmful or deadly
- The aggressive use of a vacuum extractor or forceps, injuring the child or mother
These are just a few of the most common situations we see. In any case that causes injury or death to the mother or child, a medical professional can be held liable for damages. A Tampa birth injury lawyer at Steinger, Greene & Feiner can assist you in the legal process of seeking damages by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
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Vigorous Representation for Tampa Birth Injury Victims
A personal injury attorney can help in a variety of ways after a birth goes wrong. We understand that what should have been a joyful time is suddenly one of sorrow and stress. You or your child may have been physically or emotionally harmed, resulting in financial loss. We are here to fight for your rights in court to ensure that you and your infant are taken care of. Do not hesitate to reach out to our office today.
Compensation Is Available to Victims
Did you know that a doctor who is proven negligent in a birthing process can be held responsible for 100 percent of the medical costs associated with their mistake or failure to act? Not only are they responsible for the immediate medical bills, but also treatment expenses that are required in the future. You may also be able to seek damages for lost wages and emotional distress. It’s not uncommon for mistakes during birth to cause lasting damage to a child. Some of the most common, irreversible types of birth injuries include:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Erb’s palsy
Infants may also suffer broken bones or skull fractures. In the most severe cases, infants or their mothers are killed during the birthing process because a medical professional made a grave error. When your infant is traumatized during birth and requires medical attention and therapy for the rest of their lives, the financial costs are debilitating. You and your family could experience financial ruin. We do not believe that this is fair, and we certainly do not believe any family should be left alone to suffer the consequences.
Assistance Is Available to Tampa Victims
A Tampa birth injury attorney at Steinger, Greene & Feiner is available now. We can help you understand your rights during this difficult time and assist you in building a successful case against the medical professionals responsible. The stakes are high and you need financial relief. We are here to advocate for you! Contact us today to set up your free, no-obligation consultation. Call (813) 553-5352 or contact us online to schedule your free case review now.