March 27, 2017
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Childbirth is a miracle. Any mother who has brought a baby into the world, or father who has stood bedside and watched a new life emerge, would agree. It’s supposed to be the happiest of times. But sometimes, things go wrong.
If your child suffers from the effects of a birth injury, and you feel something could have been done to prevent it, contact Chalik & Chalik. We have skilled medical experts trained to recognize evidence of malpractice, and we will go in-depth to find out what really happened to your child. Our caring attorneys have knowledge and experience regarding medical malpractice issues concerning children throughout Florida, and we are ready to fight for your family. Learn more about the types of birth injuries we handle.
Alert: investigating St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida
In June 2015, The Federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched an investigation into the unusually high mortality rate among infants who underwent open heart surgery between 2011 and 2013 at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Click here to learn more.
Infants are the most precious little patients.
Medical care for a newborn starts before birth. Obstetricians receive special training to monitor and care for expecting mothers throughout the course of their pregnancies, through labor and delivery of their babies and shortly beyond. Pregnancy is a vulnerable time for the mother and the unborn child. When doctors fail to effectively diagnose or treat complications or emergency situations that arise while caring for women patients during pregnancy and delivery, the babies can suffer lifelong consequences.
There are natural causes for injuries that can occur during the delivery process, such as when the umbilical cord getting compressed or twisted, which can reduce or cut off the baby’s air flow. Sometimes the baby turns around and gets breeched, or he or she is too big to travel down the birth canal, and a Cesarean section operation needs to be performed. Our team can help you determine whether negligence was a factor.
Baby boy who suffered Erb’s Palsy
Child that suffered nerve injury
Baby girl who suffered Erb’s Palsy
Child birth with nerve damage
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We have experience representing victims in all types of birth injury cases in South Florida.
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What constitutes a “birth injury”? Legally, it is defined as damage sustained during the birthing process. Most births are joyous events handled properly by medical care professionals, but unfortunately some are not. A condition called Erb’s Palsy can occur if medical mistakes are made during the delivery process, resulting in nerve damage and impaired movement or paralysis of the child’s hand, arm and shoulder. Brain damage is among the most serious of birthing injuries, which can be caused when the baby’s brain is deprived of oxygen and/or bleeding occurs within the brain due to trauma that occurs during the delivery procedure.
Less serious injuries include cuts and abrasions such as skin irritations
Serious injuries such as bone fractures, including broken arms and collar bones
Serious conditions include Brachial plexus palsy, Cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy
Injurues leading to death or permanent disability like head and neck injuries, paralysis, brain damage and brain injury
The birth injury lawsuit process can take several months, and there may be time limitations to a birth injury case.
To determine whether a birth injury was caused by negligence, an expert needs to review the records, a summary of the records should be made, and medical literature often needs to be collected to determine whether the case has merit. This process should be started as soon as possible in order for your case to fall within the limitations governing malpractice lawsuits in the State of Florida.
Please contact the birth injury attorneys Chalik & Chalik as soon as possible. We will hold the doctor or hospital accountable and get you the financial compensation you need to care for your child. CONTACT US
[ Applies to children 8 years or older ]
A medical malpractice lawsuit must be filed within 2 years of the date of the act you believe caused the injury, or within 2 years of the date the injury was identified or should have been detected.
[ Applies to children 8 years or older ]
If more than 4 years have passed from the date of the act that you believe caused the injury, no malpractice action may be taken.
[ Applies to children 8 years or Younger ]
if a child younger than 8 years has been injured, the lawsuit must be filed by the child’s 8th birthday or within the time frame limits defined above, whichever time period is greater.
How do I know if I have a birth injury case?
Some birth injuries would have occurred regardless of which actions the health care team took, but a tragic number could have been avoided if it were not for negligence or wrongdoing on the part of a medical professional. In such cases, medical malpractice may be present.
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