The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyous event. But an injury during labor and delivery can transform the arrival of a newborn into a traumatic ordeal and leave a family searching for answers to troubling questions. You may be asking yourself what could have been done to prevent your baby’s childbirth injury, whether a doctor you trusted is to blame and whether medical malpractice was involved. They are all reasonable questions. Some childbirth injuries occur despite the best medical care, but you need to know whether your baby’s injury could have been avoided.
Talk to a caring South Florida childbirth injury lawyer. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I have more than three decades of experience helping Florida families and individuals recover from childbirth injuries caused by the negligence of doctors, delivery teams and hospitals. Unfortunately, neither the doctor nor the hospital is likely to admit a childbirth injury. It’s important to consult an experienced South Florida medical malpractice law firm with the skill to assess medical malpractice in a childbirth injury. The law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, focuses on helping victims of childbirth injuries, personal injuries and wrongful deaths in South Florida and the Treasure Coast. We will provide a free evaluation of your childbirth injury and explain your legal options at no obligation.
If you suspect that your baby has been harmed by a preventable childbirth injury, call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a respected Florida medical malpractice attorney, or fill out our online contact form.
How a Compassionate Florida Childbirth Injury Attorney Can Assist
Medical malpractice is a complicated area of Florida law. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, delivery team or birthing center causes a childbirth injury or makes worse a naturally occurring injury by not following the standard of medical care for obstetricians in South Florida. With any delivery, a doctor should foresee certain potential complications and act quickly to prevent childbirth injuries if the complications arise.
Nearly 158,000 potentially preventable injuries occurred to mothers and babies during childbirth in U.S. hospitals in one recent year, according to a federal study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Most injuries occur during vaginal births in which forceps, vacuum devices or other medical instruments are used. Childbirth injuries include broken collarbones, head injuries, brain damage, spinal damage and paralysis. Failing to perform a C-section promptly when medically necessary can cause serious injuries to the fetus and leave a baby with lasting disabilities.
A common childbirth injury is shoulder dystocia, in which the baby’s shoulders are wider than the birth canal and get stuck behind the mother’s pelvic bones. The complications of this trauma may include brain damage causing cerebral palsy; Erb’s palsy, a loss of use of the hand or arm; and Klumpke’s palsy, a paralysis of the hand caused by excessive force to a baby’s head or neck during delivery.
A childbirth injury takes an emotional toll on a family and may mean ongoing expenses for medical care and therapy. You need the counsel of a compassionate Florida personal injury lawyer who has helped families move beyond the trauma of a childbirth injury.
Contact a Trusted South Florida Childbirth Injury Lawyer
If you suspect that your baby has been injured during delivery by a preventable medical mistake, the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, is ready to evaluate the circumstances of your baby’s childbirth injury and advise you on your legal options. I am attorney Philip DeBerard. I focus my legal practice on representing victims of serious accidents and injuries caused by the negligence of others, including childbirth injuries. My legal skill has received the highest AV preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized national legal directory.
I take pride in leading a team of hard-working attorneys, paralegals and staff who provide caring, one-on-one service to clients across South Florida and the Treasure Coast. We will evaluate your childbirth injury at no charge and explain your legal options. If we go to work for you, we will not charge any attorney fee unless we secure compensation for you. We represent victims of obstetrical trauma and medical malpractice in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, Jupiter, Palm Beach and Vero Beach.
Call 1-800-299-8878 to speak with a respected Florida childbirth injury attorney, or fill out our online contact form.