The birth of a child is one of the greatest miracles that happens during our lifetime, but it is also stressful for the patient, their spouse and the families. Numerous medical decisions need to be made prior to the birth of the baby, during the delivery and the immediate hours after birth. These decisions can have a major impact on the health and well being of the mother and the child. The advice of the doctors, nurses and perhaps midwives at each stage of the process is crucial to a successful outcome.
Unfortunately, we have encountered many situations where the medical decision making before, during and after birth was severely flawed, which has led to very serious birth-related injuries. We have also prosecuted cases for medical malpractice due to the preventable death of a baby or his or her mother. These cases take massive resources to make them successful and the highest degree of expertise because the damages are enormous and the cases are vigorously defended by the medical malpractice insurance companies as well as the health care providers and hospitals involved in causing a birth related injury or death.
We have a team of experts in obstetrics, nursing, neonatology, pediatric neurology, neuro-radiology and life care planning to tackle and win these catastrophic cases.
If your child has suffered any of the following problems we need to discuss investigating your potential claim:
- Shoulder injury or shoulder dystocia
- Lack of oxygen during birth
- Developmental delays
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain damage
Likewise, if the mother has suffered an injury caused by the delivery, or if the mother died during childbirth these claims need a thorough investigation.
All of the initial investigation is done at no charge to you, and we will only be reimbursed for our costs if we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. Further, our services are provided on a contingent fee basis, so there is no charge for attorney’s fees unless we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. You must act quickly if you think you may have a medical malpractice claim because Florida has a very short statute of limitations in which to bring a medical malpractice claim.
The law as to when the statute of limitations ends in a medical malpractice case is very complex. Even if you have been told by another law firm that the statute of limitations has expired or you do not have a claim please call us to get our opinion. Many times we have been able to bring successful claims for clients that have been told by other lawyers that they do not have a valid claim or that their claim has been barred by the statute of limitations.
If you are looking for a law firm dedicated to the successful investigation and prosecution of medical malpractice claims involving issues related to birth injuries errors please call our law office at 813-264-4800 or email your questions to David Eaton.