When injuries occur during the delivery process, they are often catastrophic for the baby, the mother, and in some cases, both. For example, interruption of the baby’s oxygen supply can cause severe brain damage, leading to physical or mental impairment that will affect the baby for the rest of his or her life.
At Baron & Herskowitz, we have extensive experience in representing families who are victims of malpractice during childbirth and the period immediately following delivery. If your baby is suffering because of an injury at birth, please call our office for help today. We may be able to help you recover financial compensation that can help pay for the care your child will need. To learn more, contact our office by calling 1-305-670-0101 today.
What You Should Know about Birth Injuries
If your child suffered a birth injury before, during or shortly after delivery, you should have an experienced lawyer look into the cause of the injury. In many cases physicians will tell parents of children who suffer birth injuries that the outcome was unavoidable. But, further review of the clinical records may show that complications should have been detected and dealt with differently to avoid the injury.
Examples of complications and risk factors that doctors should pay attention to and take precautionary measures with include:
- Preterm labor
- Maternal infection
- Neonatal sepsis
- Fetal heart rate abnormalities
- Placenta insufficiency
Birth injuries are very complex injuries. These cases should only be handled by a qualified and experienced medical malpractice lawyer. An experienced attorney will work with experts to conduct a detailed evaluation of the medical records to determine whether the outcome could have been prevented with proper care. If the evaluation shows that the injury could have been prevented, the family will have grounds to file a lawsuit against the responsible health care provider.
Types of Birth Injuries
At Baron & Herskowitz, we are equipped with the knowledge, the skills and the resources to handle the most complex birth injury cases, including those involving:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachial plexus injury (Erb’s palsy)
- Spina bifida
- Shoulder dystocia
- Facial paralysis
- Folic acid disorder
- Brain damage from oxygen deprivation
- Wrongful death of the baby and/or mother
Talk to a Miami Birth Injury Lawyer
When birth injuries occur, the last thing parents want to do is question their doctor. But, you owe it to yourself and your baby to find out what really happened and who is responsible. To schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney at our firm, please contact us today.