Birth Injury Lawyer in Fort Myers, FL
The birth of a baby is meant to be joyful. However, a mistake during the labor and delivery process can lead to birthing injuries, harming either the newborn or the mother. If you are dealing with injuries from birth, you may have options.
Negligence Causing Birth Injuries
Many times a medical professional’s error can lead to lifelong injuries for a baby. Common injuries of this type include:
- Oxygen deprivation: when necessary actions are not taken quickly enough, or at all, the newborn can be deprived of necessary oxygen leading to severe injuries.
- Broken bones and lacerations: the improper use of medical and surgical equipment can leave the newborn with broken bones or lacerations.
- Failure to monitor vitals: both the mother and the fetus require careful monitoring during the labor and delivery process.
- Delayed birth: delaying the labor and delivery process for too long can be harmful for both the mother and the fetus.
If a medical professional caused your child’s birth injuries, it is important for you to get the compensation you deserve. This starts with a call to a medical malpractice lawyer at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers at 239-360-3029.
When a newborn suffers injuries during the birthing process, they are often life-altering. The baby may require additional medical procedures and assistance for the rest of their life. Parents may need to take time off work or leave work altogether to assist their child.
This is why it is important to consider both economic and non-economic damages. Our legal team can work to recover the following types of costs after a birth injury:
- Medical costs (previous, current, and future)
- Rehabilitative therapy
- Necessary household renovations
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Act Within Florida’s Statute of Limitations
Normally, injured parties must file a medical malpractice claim within two years. However, when the injury party is a child, including a newborn, the statute of limitations may toll, giving the child longer to take legal action.
Investigating birth injury cases takes time because of collecting all necessary documents to support your case. If a medical mistake caused your child’s injuries, speak with a birth injury lawyer in Fort Myers as soon as possible. Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers today at 239-360-3029.
How We Can Assist You with Your Birth Injury Case
It is not always easy to determine if a medical professional’s mistake was the cause of a child’s injuries. With a complimentary consultation, we can become familiar with the details of your case and represent you throughout your birth injury case.
Investigating Your Case
Proving that negligence caused the birth injuries requires us to investigate the case. All medical professionals have a standard duty of care they must uphold with every patient. We may collect the following types of information to present the connection between the medical professional’s mistake and any resulting injuries:
- Medical records
- Witness statements
- Expert witness reports
- Personal recollections of the injury
Establishing the Standard of Care/Burden of Proof
In order to collect your due compensation in a birth injury case, we first identify if a medical practitioner’s actions breached the expected standard of care. We will call on expert medical statements and hospital regulations to determine the difference between the medical provider’s actions and what another medical professional would have done.
Assisting You in Navigating the Legal Process
The Florida legal process can be complex and timely. Navigating these legal processes can be overwhelming, which is why we are here to help you. By us managing the legal aspects of your case, we can serve your best interests.
Work With a Birth Injury Lawyer in Fort Myers at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers
When a birth injury occurs, it affects all areas of your life. It is only right to have the responsible party pay for their mistake. Call a personal injury lawyer at Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers in Fort Myers, FL today at 239-360-3029.