Birth Injury Claims in Tampa, FL
Children born with birth injuries are a devastating reality for some Florida parents. When your child is born with a birth injury, they may never be able to do the things a normal child would be able to do. The pressure to ensure that they lead a high-quality life can be overwhelming. Often, they need the intervention of medical professionals who will see to their needs on a permanent basis. The costs of paying for this medical care shouldn’t be borne by the parents when the fault lies with medical personnel who failed to render the prevailing standard of care. The Tampa, FL birth injury attorneys at The Matassini Law Firm represent the interests of parents whose unborn children have been injured by negligent medical professionals. In this article, we will discuss birth injuries and how you can receive compensation when your child is injured.
Filing a birth injury claim in Tampa, FL
A birth injury lawsuit is considered a type of medical malpractice claim in Florida. Plaintiffs seek to hold the healthcare provider responsible for the injuries sustained to an infant who has just been born. Injuries can occur during the pregnancy, during the delivery, or after the child is born. These injuries can occur due to a variety of factors. Those include:
- Failure to monitor fetal heartbeats and vital signs
- Insufficient oxygen levels to the child’s brain
- Improper training of medical staff
- Improper medication given to the mother
- Failure to follow delivery procedures
Common birth injuries include:
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Facial paralysis
- Nerve damage
- Skull fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
What do I need to prove when filing a birth injury claim in Tampa, FL?
You will need to establish that the medical provider did not render the prevailing standard of care for the profession. In other words, you must prove that the healthcare provider breached the standard of care when attempting to deliver your baby. This can be established in a variety of ways, but it requires the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney to prove.
Medical malpractice cases are complex. Plaintiffs not only have to establish that their child was injured, but they have to compare the standard of care that they received to the prevailing standard of care for the medical profession. In other words, you have to make a legal argument using medical evidence. For that reason, pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit without an attorney is not possible.
Parents whose children have sustained injury due to medical malpractice should file a claim against their doctors and medical staff who delivered the baby. In many cases, the injuries are their fault and parents shouldn’t have to bear the financial cost of ensuring their child gets medical attention.
Talk to a Tampa, FL Birth Injury Attorney Today
The Matassini Law Firm represents the rights of parents whose children have been born with birth injuries. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help.