While the process of giving birth can be physically taxing on both mother and infant alike, advances in modern medicine have made the process much less risky than in was in the past. Unfortunately, the same techniques designed to assist in the birthing process also have the potential to cause serious injury when they are administered incorrectly. In addition, when medical professionals fail to diagnose issues in newborns, there can be lifelong consequences. While some medical complications are unavoidable, those caused by negligence or incompetence are inexcusable and victims should be compensated for their harms and losses. Because medical negligence is sometimes hard to spot, anyone who has been affected by a birth injury should be sure to discuss their case with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible after the injury is recognized. The Clearwater birth injury lawyers of the Dolman Law Group, are dedicated to helping birth injury victims recover, and have the skill and experience necessary to bring your case to the best resolution possible.
Birth injuries can be caused by a number of medical errors. Importantly, not every error in judgment gives rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to successfully bring a claim, a plaintiff must be able to establish that physician’s or medical professional’s conduct fell below the applicable standard of care, which in Florida is “level of care, skill and treatment which is recognized as acceptable and appropriate by reasonably prudent similar healthcare providers under similar circumstances.” Some examples of the kinds of medical errors that could lead to birth injuries include:
Establishing medical negligence can be a legally complicated issue, so it is extremely important that victims talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible after an injury occurs.
Many birth injuries are caused by hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen to a newborn’s brain. This can have a variety of causes, and is capable of causing serious complications including cognitive issues, cerebral palsy, organ damage, and issues with motor control. In addition to injuries caused by a lack of oxygen to a newborn’s brain, the following are also birth injuries that commonly occur due to the negligence of medical professionals:
While no amount of financial compensation can change the fact that a birth injury occurred, it can certainly help victims and their families deal with their medical expenses and get some peace of mind. Our Clearwater birth injury lawyers are dedicated to helping people affected by medical negligence recover for their losses. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call the Dolman Law Group, today at (727) 451-6900. If you would prefer to reach us via email, please fill out our online contact form available on the right side of this page.