Boca Raton Attorney for Birth Injuries to Mother
The birth of your child is supposed to be a joyful day. However, when a hospital or OB/GYN makes an error, a joyous occasion can quickly transform into a medical nightmare for your family. If medical negligence caused you to suffer an injury during labor, during childbirth, or during your pregnancy, those responsible should be held accountable. Schwechter Law Group can fight for the answers, the justice, and the compensation that you deserve.
Serving Boca Raton and the surrounding communities, Brian Schwechter is an experienced Florida birth injury lawyer who represents the victims of malpractice and negligence. If you were injured by an OB/GYN, nurse, midwife, or other medical professional at any stage of your pregnancy, Brian Schwechter can launch a comprehensive investigation to determine whether you may be owed compensation. Contact Schwechter Law Group online today to schedule a free legal consultation, or call our law offices 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at (561) 935-9243.
Filing a Lawsuit Against a Negligent OB/GYN or Doctor for Maternal Birth Injuries
Medical providers take our lives into their hands, which means they are held to an extremely high standard of care. Doctors, nurses, surgeons, and others must take adequate steps and follow rigorous protocols to manage the risks of childbirth. Unfortunately, OB/GYNs and other care providers sometimes fail to meet the expected standards, which can have devastating consequences for mothers.
If you were injured during pregnancy or childbirth because your doctor made serious errors that would have avoided by other doctors under similar circumstances, you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit. Any person or entity whose actions or failures to act (“omissions”) contributed to your injuries may be liable. You may be able to recover compensation for injury-related medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. However, if you wish to pursue compensation for a birth injury in Boca Raton, it is vital that you act within certain timeframes.
Deadline to Sue for a Maternal Birth Injury in Boca Raton, FL
Nothing could be more exhausting than enduring painful injuries or complications because of your doctor’s mistakes. You need to rest, rebuild your strength, and focus on getting care. However, it is important that you do not wait too long if you intend on filing a lawsuit. The Florida statute of limitations for a birth injury lawsuit is two years, which means that, with some exceptions, you typically have up to two years to file from the date of your injury. Once this deadline passes, you will be unable to file a claim and recover compensation, unless an exception applies.
While two years may sound like a long period of time, it is in your best interests to act sooner rather than later, which facilitates the process of gathering and preserving key evidence. It is also important to keep the timeline of your case in mind, with certain stages requiring weeks or months to prepare and investigate.
Examples of Birth Injuries to Mothers
Mothers can suffer serious birth injuries if they receive negligent prenatal care, or if medical errors are made by doctors during labor and delivery. Examples of ways in which negligence can lead to birth injuries in mothers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- C-Section Errors – Surgical errors during a C-section, such as cutting too deeply, in the incorrect location, or at the incorrect angle, can cause nerve damage, extensive blood loss, and bowel perforations. Dangerous infections are also more likely to develop when surgeons make mistakes.
- Failures to Diagnose – The failure to make a swift and accurate diagnosis can cause a mother to rapidly spiral into a life-threatening medical emergency. For example, the failure to diagnose gestational diabetes can lead to kidney problems, vision loss, and untreated high blood pressure. Another common yet serious pregnancy-related diagnostic error is the failure to diagnose preeclampsia, a condition that can cause high blood pressure, organ failure, seizures, and potentially, death.
- Perineal Tears – It is common for mothers to experience minor perineal tearing during childbirth, a condition which is generally treatable by closing the injured area with sutures. Failure to provide proper preventative care during the pregnancy increases the risk for major tearing, which can have serious complications for the mother.
Boca Raton Lawyer for Birth Injuries to Mothers Offering Free Consultations
If you suffered a birth injury because of your doctor’s carelessness, Schwechter Law Group can fight to get answers – and justice. Brian Schwechter is a formidable litigator who stands on a solid record of results, and now, he is ready to put the same tenacity and dedication to work on your case. At Schwechter Law Group, we take your injuries personally. Contact our offices online to arrange a free legal consultation, or call (561) 935-9243 to speak with a Boca Raton birth injury lawyer for mothers 24/7.