Birth injuries can occur when physicians and obstetricians make mistakes that jeopardize the health of a mother or child. As a parent, you might not know what to do after hearing that your baby has suffered a birth injury before, during, or after labor. The Gainesville birth injury lawyers at Fischer Redavid PLLC can help you understand and exercise your rights. We aren’t afraid to go up against major hospitals, birthing centers, and doctors in Gainesville in pursuit of just compensation. Contact us today for your free medical malpractice consultation.
No two births are the same. Many women encounter complications and difficulties that can put a strain on mother and baby. It is the doctor’s duty, however, to prepare for potential problems and to take swift emergency action if necessary. Doctors, obstetricians, surgeons, and nurses have a professional duty that comes with the highest standards of care for pregnant women and their children. Unfortunately, not everyone takes this duty seriously. Incompetence and unpreparedness can lead to preventable injuries, such as:
If an independently-contracted physician caused your child’s injuries, you might have grounds to file a claim against the doctor him/herself. If an employed physician or staff member caused the incident, however, the healthcare facility could be vicariously liable. Our firm can help you file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the Birth Center of Gainesville, University of Florida Health Center, Gentle Journey Midwifery and Birth Center, or North Florida Regional Medical Center for medical malpractice.
You might need help from a lawyer if your child suffered serious, life-threatening, or disabling injuries. A lawyer can also be of assistance if you believe your child lost his or her life during labor and delivery because of an error on the doctor or hospital’s part. Although you have two years to bring a medical malpractice claim in Florida, prompt action is best for your case. The sooner you call an attorney, the sooner your family can receive the compensation you deserve.
Fischer Redavid PLLC has helped dozens of families throughout Florida seek financial recovery after preventable birth injury incidents. We know how to handle these claims so that they move as quickly and successfully as possible through the legal system. Our lawyers have the skill and experience to settle most cases without having to go to court. If it takes a trial to get fair compensation for you or your injured baby, however, that’s what we’ll do. Learn more about your rights as a parent in Gainesville after a birth injury – contact us today.