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Birth Injuries and Medical Malpractice

  • It’s one of the most important days of your life—the birth of your child. You have waited for this day, and all you want is for your child to be born healthy and strong. Doctors care about delivering healthy babies, too, but sometimes they can make mistakes that can cause your baby harm.

    When that happens, you might be wondering about whether your child’s injuries were caused by medical negligence. If negligence played a role in the injuries your child has sustained, you can hold the doctor accountable for those injuries. Filing a medical malpractice claim against the doctor can help to protect other babies from being injured.

    Types of Birth Injuries

    There are many ways that a birth can go wrong and some of those complications aren’t the doctor’s fault. However, when the doctor has made errors that caused your child to suffer harm, you and your child deserve to receive justice and compensation.

    The following are some of the ways babies can be harmed due to medical malpractice:

    • Failure to respond appropriately to fetal distress
    • Improper use of birth-assisting tools
    • Failure to diagnose
    • Poor prenatal medical care
    • Failure to administer emergency cesarean section appropriately
    • Failure to prevent hemorrhaging
    • Failure to control oxygen to the fetus

    Damages for Birth Injuries

    Birth Injuries can lead to tremendous life changes for you, and some birth injuries can leave your child with a permanent disability. You will need to receive compensation for all the negative effects this medical malpractice has brought to your life.

    You can be compensated for physical pain and suffering, lost income, medical costs, permanent injury, damage to the child’s growth and development, and loss of quality of life.

    Get Ahold of a Birth Injury Lawyer

    You have every right to seek damages from a negligent medical professional. Contact a Boca Raton medical malpractice lawyer from The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo to get started working on a malpractice claim as soon as possible. Dial 561-659-6366 or send in the internet submission form on our website and receive a free case assessment.