Birth Injury Cases in South Florida
Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Shoulder Dystocia, Brachial Plexus & Erb Palsy Cases
Although most Florida health care providers do great work, mistakes can be made that have adverse affects. Sometimes those affects can linger for the rest of a child’s life as well as impact the parents. Birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, shoulder dystocia, and brachial plexus can happen when an omission or negligent act by a doctor or other type of medical professional occurs resulting in harm to the baby during birth. Medical malpractice laws are designed to protect the rights of babies and their parents to pursue compensation if the birth injury is the result of negligence.
Not Just Doctors: Not everyone is aware that birth injury medical malpractice is not limited only to medical doctors such as OB-GYN’s. It can also apply to nurses, health care facilities and others providing birthing care services. If a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical provider acts, or does not act, in a manner that is considered the accepted standard of care, then that provider may be liable.
Types of Birth Injury Cases: A variety of injuries can occur before, during and after birth such as Cerebral Palsy, Shoulder Dystocia, Brachial Plexus and Erb Palsy.