Birth Injury Lawyer Tampa, Florida
The birth of a child should be a time of joy for his or her parents and family. While nothing can take that joy away, sometimes complications arise that make the event more difficult and stressful. During the birthing process, and even beforehand in some circumstances, injuries can take place that cause either temporary or permanent damage to the newly born child, which can be difficult and frightening. Although remedying these injuries can be complex, there is compensation that can be found depending on the kind of injury sustained.
Outside of any genetic abnormalities or pre-existing disorders, birth injuries are generally sustained while the child is being born or slightly before. Doctors and midwives aren’t always perfect while delivering a baby, but sometimes the mistakes go from human to downright carelessness. If there is inadequate preparation for delivery, for example, or some kind of negligent care on the part of the medical staff, then the risk for birth injury increases.
Sometimes the delivery itself isn’t executed correctly either, which can cause certain birth related injuries. For example, a baby being presenting in a position other than headfirst can cause damages to the arms and legs during delivery, especially since their bodies are much more fragile at that time. Excessive force during delivery, in the cases where forceps or a vacuum is used may also cause trauma to bones. This tends to happen more frequently when the newborn child has a high birth weight and should not be delivered traditionally anyways.
Most medical professionals will be aware of these potential complications, of course, however accidents do happen and sometimes delivery does not go smoothly. When this occurs, the birth parents may be able to receive compensation from the hospital to help offset or pay for the problems that they caused. Navigating through a birth injury case is complicated, however, due to laws involving parents and children. This is why having an expect birth injury lawyer is essential to helping win a case and the justice that both parent and child deserve. If you or someone you know has experienced such trouble and needs a strong lawyer to fight for and with them, please call the Franco Law Firm at (813) 872-0929.