Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Lawyers Protecting the Rights of Clients Injured in Labor and Delivery Negligence
Advocating for South Florida clients seeking compensation for medical mistakes in labor and delivery
Under average circumstances, labor and delivery happens thousands of times each day, all around the world. In a hospital setting, labor and delivery is monitored and attended to by doctors, midwives, nurses and other medical professionals. Each one of these professionals has a part to play to ensure that the baby is delivered safely and mother’s well-being is protected during the process. Unfortunately, despite the countless precautions that are taken, mistakes occur in labor and delivery that lead to injury.
At the Yeboah Law Group, our Fort Lauderdale birth injury attorneys help families, who have faced the trauma of labor and delivery negligence, obtain compensation for their pain and suffering and other losses. Our compassionate legal team works with medical experts to research the incident, determine who is at fault in causing your injury, and whether the injury was a preventable error. In cases where medical negligence is to blame, we hold those responsible accountable for your losses.
Mistakes that lead to injury during labor and delivery
The medical mistakes that can occur during labor and delivery include both negligent actions and the failure to act to prevent an injury. Here are some examples of labor and delivery room mistakes:
- Use of forceps or vacuum extractor
- Perform a timely Cesarean section
- Induce labor
- Adequately monitor and identify fetal distress
- Diagnose Cephalo-Pelvic-Disproportion (CPD) (fetus’ head is too large to pass through the mother’s pelvis)
- Protect the newborn from mother’s infections
Proving medical malpractice in birth injury cases
Simply because a doctor or nurse made a mistake, it does not mean that medical malpractice occurred. There are several requirements that must be met before a medical error can be considered malpractice:
The burden of proof is on you, as the injured party, to prove the following:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship
- The doctor (or other medical professional) was negligent (failed to conform to the accepted standard of care)
- The doctor’s negligence was the direct cause of the injury
- Damages arose from the injury
So, having a bad experience during childbirth or being dissatisfied with how a doctor or nurse performed his or her duties does not constitute medical malpractice. If you are now wondering if your case can be considered malpractice, you are welcome to schedule a consult with one of our birth injury attorneys who will answer your questions about your case.
Damages that can arise from a labor and delivery malpractice claim
Every birth injury case is different, and the damages each person suffers will vary depending upon the circumstances. The following are some examples of the types of damages that might arise from a labor and delivery malpractice claim:
- Medical expenses (current and in the future)
- Lost income caring for your injured child
- Child’s disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress of both parents
Consulting with a birth injury attorney after a birth injury from medical mistakes
After a labor and delivery injury, you may have many conflicting emotions, and you might be undecided about your decision to pursue legal remedies. Our compassionate Fort Lauderdale birth injury attorneys at the Yeboah Law Group are here to listen to your case and offer sound legal guidance given the facts of your case. When you work with us, we take on the legal burden so that you can focus on caring for your family. You know that a settlement or jury verdict is not going to restore your child’s health, nor will it redeem the time spent worrying about your child’s future, but it will help to cover the mounting expenses, and hopefully help ensure that the same kind of mistake does not happen to another child.
Schedule a free consultation with an experienced Fort Lauderdale birth injury lawyer today
After surviving the trauma of a difficult child birth experience, the prospect of taking on a legal battle might not be an appealing one. When you work with the compassionate labor and delivery negligence attorneys at Yeboah Law Group, you can feel confident that your interests are being protected and that you have competent counsel. You are invited to call us at 954-764-2338 or complete our contact form to discuss your birth injury case today.
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