Birth Injury Infant Deaths
The emotional devastation that parents and families experience after the loss of a newborn is unimaginable – and is compounded when that loss is due to medical malpractice negligence. Birth injury infant deaths result in disbelief, hurt, and anger, among other emotions, and a profound desire for answers and accountability.
According to the CDC, nearly 20,000 infants died in the United States in 2020 alone.1 The 10 leading causes of infant death that year, which equated to 67.5% of the total infant deaths, were:2
– congenital malformations
– low birth weight
– sudden infant death syndrome
– unintentional injuries
– maternal complications
– umbilical cord and placenta-related complications
– bacterial sepsis of a newborn
– respiratory distress of a newborn
– diseases of the circulatory system
– neonatal hemorrhage
Those who have lost an infant due to provable medical malpractice negligence not only seek valid answers to their many questions, but also useful direction and prompt, effective assistance. This includes providing or recommending resources when available and appropriate. While these actions cannot reverse the events that led to a provable birth injury infant death, they are likely to provide parents and families with some respite in regard to the added trauma caused by financial distress and a lack of accountability for improper actions by doctors, nurses, medical staff, midwives, and/or other medical entities or affiliates.
Selecting an expert lawyer or legal team is critical, not only to help ensure justice, but also fair compensation. This is especially important in cases in which parents of birth injury infant deaths are left with extensive medical bills. Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s goal is to obtain justice for individuals and families who are victims of birth injury medical malpractice negligence, especially when such malpractice occurs during labor and delivery. This includes cases involving birth injury infant deaths.
The practice’s attorney Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. recently recovered a $12,000,000 record-setting settlement in the Federal Tort Claim Action styled HACKING v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (Case No.: 2:19-cv-14449-), filed in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida in Ft. Pierce, Florida and defended by the United States Attorney’s Office in Miami, Florida, that involved birth injury medical malpractice negligence by a midwife.3
Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing clients with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm continually handles righteous cases that involve birth injuries, medical malpractice, and negligent security, as well as any other acts of provable negligence that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.
For additional information or to inquire about expert legal representation for a potential birth injury medical malpractice negligence case, including birth injury infant deaths, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.