Was Your Baby Harmed by Medical Negligence in
Prenatal Care, Childbirth or Neonatal Care?
All any parent wishes for is a healthy baby. Childbirth is fraught with potential problems, but medical advances have improved the ability to anticipate and address those dangers. If your worst fears were realized and your baby was born with brain damage or nerve damage, or died soon after birth, it is natural to question why. Did the doctor or nurses make mistakes? Was the tragic outcome foreseeable and preventable?
If you suspect that your baby was harmed through medical malpractice, the Tampa law firm of Corless Barfield Trial Group can investigate. We will work diligently to uncover what happened and who is responsible. We will fight to hold negligent medical professionals and the hospital accountable for the heartbreak and a lifetime of special care.
Do You Have a Birth Injury Case?
Please contact us today for a free consultation. Our experienced and compassionate attorney will determine if you have grounds to sue for malpractice. We handle birth injury cases in Hillsborough County and central Florida.
Tampa to Tallahassee: Cerebral Palsy Attorneys
Trial lawyer Ted A. Corless has extensive experience in injury and wrongful death litigation, including lawsuits for medical negligence. We can evaluate your potential claims against the doctor and the hospital for birth injury:
- Cerebral palsy
- Other brain damage
- Erb's palsy or Klumpke's palsy (brachial plexus injury)
- Other nerve damage or broken bones
- Complications of premature birth
- Fetal death/miscarriage
- Stillbirth or newborn death
- Correctable birth defects
These birth injuries can result in cognitive deficits, paralyzed limbs, impaired senses and other lifelong disabilities. The costs of surgery, physical therapy, health aides, private tutoring and other special care can be substantial over the child's life. Parents can also be compensated for their emotional pain and suffering for their child's profound and irreversible birth injuries.
Was It Malpractice?
Not every birth injury is malpractice. The question is whether the delivering physician (OB/GYN) and obstetric nurses deviated from hospital protocols and the accepted standards of care, in pregnancy, during labor and delivery, or in the nursery. Did they try to stop preterm labor? Did they fail to notice fetal distress? Did they fail to plan for or perform a timely C-section? Was the baby injured through improper delivery technique? Did the neonatal nurses fail to monitor a baby for known risk factors?
Corless Barfield Trial Group will have the records reviewed by a medical professional who is qualified to gauge whether you have grounds for malpractice. Our firm has the resources to hire the necessary experts and Ted Corless has the courtroom experience and negotiating skill to pursue your rightful compensation.
Arrange a free consultation with our Tampa birth injury attorneys today by calling 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595. We handle these cases on a contingency basis; there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.