Childbirth can be a difficult and painful experience. The procedure can pose many risks to the health of the mother or child. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals go through extensive training to handle these delicate situations with care and expertise. When a medical professional is negligent during a birth procedure, it may be the family who suffers the most.
Get help with your financial burdens, whether you are facing expensive medical costs, loss of wages, or emotional pain and suffering. Get informed about birth injuries and medical malpractice with the Clearwater birth injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos. If a doctor’s negligence resulted in injuries to you or your child, you may be able to obtain compensation.
Injuries at Birth
The birthing process can be dangerous for newborn children. There are many potentially dangerous complications that could result in injury to the child, but doctors are trained to take care in avoiding these situations and preventing injuries when possible. Serious injuries can permanently affect a child’s future. Common birth injuries caused by medical malpractice include:
- Brachial plexus
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia
- Oxygen deprivation
- Forceps injuries
In many situations, doctors use their medical knowledge to avoid inflicting injuries and safely complete the birthing process. However, if a doctor is negligent in their duties or performs a reckless action, it may result in damage that could have been prevented. When a doctor performs an improper procedure or uses too much force during a childbirth, the newborn may be the one who suffers the consequences.
Injuries to the Mother During Childbirth
Mothers may also suffer from medical negligence during childbirth. Vaginal tears, preeclampsia, errors during C-section are common injuries that mothers can suffer when a doctor is negligent or reckless in their duties. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because a doctor failed to take proper care, hold the doctor accountable for their actions in a medical malpractice claim.
File a Birth Injury Claim
Accidents during childbirth can result in catastrophic injuries, and even fatal injuries to a mother or child. When serious injuries leave you and your family burdened with expensive medical treatment and other substantial losses, you may file a personal injury claim against the negligent medical professional to hold them accountable for their actions. If you have lost a loved one to fatal injuries during childbirth, a wrongful death claim may help you and your family ease your burdens during this difficult time.
Do not hesitate to contact our personal injury attorneys in Clearwater to discuss your accident. Your time to file a claim may be limited by the Florida statute of limitations, so take immediate action to protect your rights and entitlements. At the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, our team of legal professionals have decades of experience handling complex legal issues in personal injury cases. We may help you obtain the compensation you need so you may focus on the important process of healing after this tragic event.