When a child suffers a birth injury, the parents are often left with deep emotional trauma due to their child’s suffering as well as the financial burden of medical expenses needed to give their child a normal life.
No child should be left injured during the birthing process. When a medical professional’s mistake or negligence causes an injury, your child should not be denied the resources they need.
If you child suffered a preventable birth injury, contact a Stuart birth injury lawyer at Gordon & Doner. We believe the birth of a child should be a joyous occasion, not one filled with strife as a result of a Stuart professional's medical negligence. Get the justice you and your child deserve and speak with an experienced Stuart birth injury lawyer to determine your legal options.
Causes of Birth Injuries
It is estimated that one out of every 33 newborns suffers a birth injury every year. Furthermore, about seven percent of birth injuries only became apparent when the child reached 12 months; another 12 to 14 percent of birth injuries become apparent when the child enters school.
Some of the most common causes of a birth injury include:
- Failing to diagnose dangerous conditions during pregnancy, such as preeclampsia
- Improper use of forceps or other birthing equipment
- Failing to order a C-section in due time
- Prescribing drugs that may harm the mother or child
- Failing to monitor the baby or mother during labor
- Failing to recognize fetal distress
- Difficult labor or childbirth
- Prolonged labor
From the first sonogram to the time of birth, medical professionals have an obligation to protect the health of the baby and mother. Failing to follow medical standards can lead to complications and injuries.
If your newborn suffered a birth injury due to any of the issues above or any other source of medical negligence, contact a Stuart birth injury lawyer for help. We can help you obtain the compensation you and your child deserve for your future.
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Types of Birth Injuries
As some birth injuries may not be obvious right away, parents should be diligent in monitoring missed developmental milestones or signs of injury like weak muscles.
Some of the most common birth injuries include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brachia plexus injury (Erb’s palsy)
- Cerebral ischemia
- Oxygen deprivation
An injury during labor and delivery can change the lives of the child and parents forever. If your child has been injured by a medical mistake, you may be entitled to file a claim against all the negligent parties that caused the injury. Your child deserves all the resources they need to live with a potentially life-changing disability, and we can help you fight for the compensation needed for these resources.
Contact a Stuart birth injury lawyer by calling 1 (855) 722-2552.
How a Lawsuit Can Help
When a child is suffering, a parent will do everything they can to help alleviate their anguish. The Stuart birth injury lawyers at Gordon & Doner understand how frustrating it is for parents to be unable to help their child. It is important to know that if your child suffered a birth injury as a result of medical negligence, you can get relief and help.
A birth injury lawsuit can help you obtain compensation for current and future medical expenses, physical rehabilitation costs, including medical equipment, home health care, loss of quality of life and much more.
Medical malpractice claims can be very demanding and require a thorough investigation, which is why it is important to contact a Stuart birth injury lawyer. We can help you prove that:
- The medical professional owed a duty of care to you and your newborn
- The professional breached that duty by failing to adhere to the standard of care at which a competent professional would have followed in similar circumstances
- The breach of duty caused harm to you or your child.
Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible is important because the amount of time you have to file a claim is limited.
Schedule a Consultation
The team of lawyers at Gordon & Doner have more than 200 years of combined legal experience and are committed to fighting for the rights of the injured. If your child was hurt by a medical error, our Stuart birth injury lawyers are on your side.
Schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim and legal options. We work on a contingency fee basis. If you do not recover compensation, you do not pay any fees or costs.