Birth Injury Attorneys
A birth injury can occur during a pregnancy or during complications encountered in the labor and delivery process. The harm caused to a child is one of the most emotionally wrenching outcomes of a dangerous drug or a delivery went wrong. During pregnancy, certain medications have been linked to birth defects. In some instances, preventable harm occurred to the baby during delivery such as a physician failing to recognize when a child or mother is in distress and failing to act in a timely manner to prevent harm such as performing a C-section. In those claims, the baby can suffer if he or she is deprived of oxygen during the delivery, causing permanent brain damage or death. A claim over a birth injury could involve a defective and dangerous drug or a medical malpractice claim against the doctor and hospital. The challenge is to prove the birth injury occurred as a result of a failure to deliver a reasonable and generally accepted standard of care and/or that the mother was not adequately warned about the risks associated with the drug in question. If your family has had to endure the hardship of preventable birth injuries, contact the experienced Jacksonville Birth Injury attorneys at HGR.