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Learning that your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical malpractice can be devastating. Even if your child may eventually be able to recover, knowing that your child will suffer unnecessarily is something that no parent should ever be forced to endure. Despite their tragic consequences, birth injuries resulting from mistakes during pregnancy, labor and delivery are frighteningly common – and a Pensacola birth injury lawyer knows the statistics all too well.
What are your family’s legal rights if your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury? In Florida, if your child’s injury is the result of your doctor’s failure to uphold his or her professional duty of care, you are entitled to financial compensation for medical malpractice. The same is true if your child’s injury is a result of the negligence of a physician assistant, midwife, nurse, administrative staff member or any other employee of your healthcare provider. Health care providers buy insurance to cover medical malpractice claims; and, if your child’s injury is the result of malpractice, your family deserves to be fully and fairly compensated for the immediate and long-term effects of your provider’s mistake.
At Searcy Denney, we represent Florida families in cases involving all types of birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice. We have been handling birth injury cases for more than 40 years, and we are passionate about helping families recover from their health care providers’ mistakes. Our Pensacola birth injury lawyers are experienced in representing families in cases involving all types of malpractice-related birth injuries, including:
In order to prove a claim for medical malpractice, it is necessary to show that the care you or your child received fell below generally-accepted medical standards. This can mean different things under different circumstances; but, regardless of how or when your child was injured, if you have any reason to suspect that a mistake may be to blame, we strongly encourage you to speak with one of our attorneys. In fact, even if you don’t know whether to suspect malpractice, we encourage you to get in touch. Our attorneys can thoroughly assess the facts of your case to determine if your family may be entitled to financial compensation for malpractice such as:
Cerebral palsy can occur due to a genetic defect, but it can also be caused by medical malpractice. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, it may have resulted from the doctor’s or the hospital's failure to provide adequate care during the birthing process. In particular, cerebral palsy can result from the following:
Cerebral palsy cases are complex. If you have been advised that your child has cerebral palsy, an experienced Pensacola birth injury attorney can review your case and determine whether you have a claim for medical malpractice.
Erb’s palsy is caused by the use of excessive force during the birthing process. It is manifested as a paralysis of the baby’s hand or arm and is caused by damage to the group of nerves in the upper arm. If your baby has been diagnosed with Erb’s palsy, it may have been caused by medical malpractice and a Pensacola birth injury lawyer can help.
Birth asphyxia occurs whenever the baby is deprived of oxygen shortly before or during birth. While it can lead to cerebral palsy, it can also result in brain damage. Birth asphyxia can be caused by a variety of issues, including the following:
These causes are naturally occurring. However, they require the doctor to vigilantly monitor both the mother and the baby’s vital signs. If they fail to do so or do not take the appropriate measures, the baby could suffer brain damage due to their negligence. If you think your child has suffered brain damage during birth, you should speak with a Pensacola birth injury lawyer as soon as possible.
When there is too much pressure on the baby’s face during delivery, it can result in mild to severe facial nerve damage. In turn, this can result in facial paralysis. It’s often caused by the improper use of birthing devices such as forceps or the use of too much force by the doctor during birth.
At Searcy Denney, we are committed to helping families recover just compensation for birth injuries resulting from medical malpractice. To discuss your case with an experienced Pensacola birth injury lawyer in confidence, call 800-780-8607 or request a free initial consultation online now.