West Palm Beach Birth Injury Lawyer
Cerebral Palsy, Brain Damage, Erb’s Palsy, Brachial Plexus Injuries and Other Birth Injuries and Defects
An expecting mother anxiously awaits the arrival of her new child, and when a case of medical malpractice has led to a serious or permanent disability, it is a shocking and emotional situation. The innocent child has been needlessly and permanently damaged. There are a range of acts of negligence. These acts of negligence include a failure to act quickly when the baby is in distress, anesthetic errors, surgical errors, or a failure to correctly monitor the condition of the baby during the birth process, all of which could lead to permanent injury such as brain damage, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or other type of condition. You may wonder if the attending medical personnel made an error during the birth process, and could be held accountable legally. Our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer is prepared to evaluate your case and advise you about taking legal action.
A child can suffer developmental delays, brain damage, paralysis, mental retardation, cerebral palsy or other condition. There may be a lifetime of consequences and challenges. At the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., our West Palm Beach birth injury lawyer has access to medical professionals that can review the medical records and determine if a medical practitioner attending the birth made a serious error, and breached the duty of care. These cases are evaluated based upon what is termed “the accepted standard of care.” This concept is essentially what another similar medical professional would have done under similar circumstances.
The Accepted Standard of Care – Acts of Negligence
There are certain protocols and guidelines that obstetricians must adhere to during the birth process to protect the baby from harm should there be a problem. If these procedures were not followed, your child may be suffering the condition as a result of medical malpractice. There are cases in which the damage was unavoidable, and came about not through medical negligence, but you deserve to know. If your child has been damaged due to medical malpractice, legal action can be taken to recover compensation. These claims are usually very high value, as the damage is often permanent. Your child deserves the best possible quality of life, medical treatment and care currently available. We are here to assist you.
Call our firm to discuss your birth injury case.