Labor and delivery negligence is the leading cause of preventable birth injury in the United States. In our medically advanced country, you should expect the best treatment and most prompt responses to any possible complication during your delivery. Sadly, for thousands of children born every year, the inattention and poor reactions of healthcare professionals results in birth injuries including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Shoulder dystocia and Erb’s palsy
- Infant brain injury
- Facial paralysis
- Fractured bones
- Spinal cord damage
These birth injuries will produce immediate pain and suffering for your child. In addition, the effects of birth injury as your child ages can take a heavy toll on your entire family’s emotional and financial wellbeing.
The experienced Miami birth injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and Ft Myers know how complex labor and delivery can be. Our birth injury attorneys also know accepted standards of medical care, and the actions required by doctors, nurses, midwives, and other healthcare professionals in these potentially difficult situations. Labor and delivery staff have undergone years of training to prepare them for complications, and to enable them to safely and effectively deliver babies under any circumstances.
All medical staff attending your labor and delivery have a responsibility to provide you with exceptional care that meets your and your baby’s needs during labor and delivery. When they fail to perform their duties through miscalculation, slow reaction times, or negligence, they put both you and your baby at risk. This risk is unacceptable in our healthcare system, and medical professionals guilty of negligence must be held accountable for all of the damages they cause.
The Cochran Firm Can Help
The birth injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida have great compassion for families who are suffering the consequences of labor and delivery negligence. Our medcial malpractice team will aggressively pursue the guilty party, and work to ensure all of your concerns are addressed, and needs are taken care of – allowing you to focus your attention on the needs of your new baby.
If you live in or around Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, or Ft. Myers, Florida and are suffering the consequences of labor and delivery negligence, please contact the dedicated birth injury attorneys at the Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a free initial consultation today.