If your newborn suffered injuries during the birthing process, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim if the injuries were due to negligence.
The Pembroke Pines birth injury lawyers at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers know that newborn injuries can have long-term consequences. We will fight to hold the negligent medical practitioner accountable for the actions that caused your baby’s injuries. We can talk with you more about your potential case during a free consultation.
What Is a Birth Injury in Florida?
According to the Merck Manual, a birth injury is physical damage that occurs during delivery. Although most birth injuries are short-lived and resolve naturally, certain injuries can affect the baby for the rest of their life.
Some injuries that occur during the birth process include:
- Scratches, swelling, and bruising
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Nerve damage
- Spinal injury
- Broken bones
- Fractured skull
- Cerebral bleeding
If your baby experienced the above conditions or other injuries during the birthing process, you may be able to seek compensation if a health care provider’s negligent or wrongful actions caused those injuries. The attorneys at Chalik & Chalik practice medical malpractice law and handle birth injury cases. We can help you file a claim or lawsuit against the parties responsible for your child’s injuries.
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Birth Injuries Are Often Preventable
The birth process is complicated and intense. Even under normal circumstances, the baby can endure significant pressure during delivery. Trained obstetricians and labor and delivery (L&D) nurses recognize the signs of fetal distress and exercise the utmost care while performing their duties.
Their unique position requires obstetricians and L&D nurses to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of the mother and child throughout labor and delivery. This duty of care includes:
- Using the proper tools and equipment
- Monitoring the baby’s oxygen levels and vitals
- Providing proper medication for the baby’s mother
- Following established delivery procedures
- Using the appropriate birthing method
- Reacting to changes in the baby’s or mother’s condition quickly and appropriately
If the attending doctor or nurses fail in their duty of care and that failure caused a birth injury, you may be able to hold them liable for your losses. Our Pembroke Pines birth injury lawyers can help your claim.
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Determining Fault in a Pembroke Pines, Florida, Birth Injury Case
If your child suffered an injury during childbirth, you may have a legal right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the at-fault party. Determining fault is the first step in the claims process.
While an injury can sometimes be traced back to a specific practitioner, birth injuries can involve more than one person or entity. For example, if equipment is unavailable, broken, or poorly maintained, the medical facility may share a portion of the blame for the injuries that occurred.
Our birth injury attorney will review your case and determine the fundamental cause of the injury. With this information, we can seek compensation for your losses from all liable parties. This approach ensures we hold all the appropriate parties responsible, and it can help you obtain a fair settlement for your damages.
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Losses You Could Claim for a Birth Injury in Pembroke Pines
Birth injuries can cause significant short- and long-term harm to the child and their parents. Damages for medical malpractice include economic (financial) and non-economic (non-financial) losses. Losses you could include in your claim are:
- Medical expenses
- Extended hospital stays
- Pediatric critical care
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Lost income if a parent had to take extra time off
- Lost earning capacity if a parent had to change jobs or stop working
- Chronic disability if the child is disabled due to a birth injury
- Medical equipment, devices, and medication for injury treatment and rehabilitation
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Depending on the circumstances, our attorney can file a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of the parent or the child. Florida Statutes § 766.305 allows you to file a lawsuit on behalf of your child for injury or death.
We extend our heartfelt condolences if you lost your newborn to a birth injury. Our wrongful injury lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of Florida legal processes, so you can take the time you need to mourn your loss and take care of yourself and your loved ones.
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How a Pembroke Pines Birth Injury Lawyer Can Help Your Case
Coping with a birth injury is difficult and traumatic for the child and their loved ones. Even with the best healthcare coverage, your bills may begin to pile up, especially if someone is missing work to care for everyone in the family. Let the birth injury attorneys at Chalik & Chalik lighten the load. We will take care of the legalities of your child’s injury so that you can focus on recovering.
We will take the time to review your case and thoroughly evaluate your case. If we decide to move forward, our partners Jason and Debi will work directly with you to establish a solid claim. We will:
- Obtain evidence, including medical records, doctor’s notes, and expert opinions
- Establish your case’s value by calculating economic and non-economic losses
- File a claim with the appropriate parties and their insurance company
- Negotiate a fair settlement for your injuries
- Pursue your case at trial if we cannot reach a settlement
We are not afraid to take your case as far as necessary to seek fair compensation and justice for the losses you suffered because of a healthcare provider’s actions. You can depend on us to do our utmost to secure the settlement you deserve.
Call Us Today to Discuss a Pembroke Pines Birth Injury
For more than 20 years, Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers has provided supportive representation for injury clients throughout Florida. We have successfully pursued justice on behalf of injured victims in a wide variety of cases, from car accidents and motorcycle collisions to product defects, medical malpractice, and birth injuries.
We believe trust and communication are key to a successful case, which is why we keep you up to date throughout your case, from your first consultation through the final settlement. Contact our Pembroke Pines birth injury lawyers today to discuss your legal rights and determine your next steps during a free consultation.
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