Birth Injury: What You Need to Know

Birth Injury: What You Need to Know

Posted By Maher Law Firm || 17-Nov-2016

Nerve damage, brain injuries, brachial plexus injuries, broken bones, and cephalohematoma are just some of the many injuries that a baby may suffer at the hands of a negligent doctor. When doctors fail to provide their patients with a standard level of care and injury results, they can and should be held accountable for their actions. An attorney may file a birth injury lawsuit on behalf of the injured child and his or her family seeking compensation for the damage caused by the doctor or hospital.

Birth injuries may occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Failure to plan and carry out a necessary C-section
  • Improper use of birth assisting tools, including vacuums and forceps
  • Failure to identify signs of fetal distress
  • Failure to identify and treat a maternal infection
  • Improper use of Pitocin

A birth injury can have devastating consequences not just for the injured child, but for their family as well. In addition to the pain that comes from watching a child suffer from a physical or cognitive injury that could have been prevented, the financial impact of an injury can place a severe strain on a family. Therapy, surgeries, and long-term care can cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. A parent may have to sacrifice their career in order to care for their child, furthering an already stressful financial situation.

If your child has suffered a birth injury that you believe could have been prevented, contact The Maher Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for past and future pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and other damages. Trusted in Orlando since 1969, our award-winning team has recovered billions of dollars for the injured. We have handled thousands of cases and are known for our aggressiveness and skill when it comes to medical malpractice and birth injury cases. We are not afraid to stand up against negligent doctors and hospitals in order to bring you the full and fair compensation you both need and deserve.

To speak with an Orlando birth injury attorney about your potential case, please call (855) 338-0720 or fill out an online contact form.

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