Legal Help For Birth Injuries & COVID-19
In and of themselves, both birth injuries and COVID-19 present major life challenges for individuals, families, loved ones, and caretakers. Combined, they create a new level of devastation via sets of circumstances involving injury, illness, and, in the most heartbreaking and unfortunate cases, death.
While prevention in either scenario is ideal, negligence and medical malpractice during a pandemic each have the opportunity to become more prevalent. Situations involving exhausted and overworked physicians, medical assistants, nurses, laboratory technicians, and cleaning crews; reductions in staff; insufficient amounts or lack of personal protective equipment (PPE); improperly cleaned equipment and/or supplies; and other factors can easily lead to medical errors that cause lifelong repercussions for patients and loved ones.
Individuals and families faced with a combination of a birth injury affecting a child and/or mother and COVID-19 are likely to face even greater physical, mental, and financial hardships.
In any case, events leading to potential or provable medical malpractice negligence in combined birth injuries and COVID-19 cases should be carefully documented at the earliest possible time and reviewed by expert legal counsel to ensure the best outcome. This is especially important with regard to COVID-19, given pre-suit requirements (Florida included) and both established and proposed rules allowing exemption from medical liability.
Experienced medical malpractice negligence lawyers work to hold each healthcare professional and/or medical facility involved responsible for the actions that potentially resulted in your or your child’s birth injury. Those who are well-versed in birth injuries may also be able to provide a variety of valuable resources for both parents and caretakers.
If you or your baby sustained a birth injury, contacting an experienced lawyer for an initial consultation is an important step. It is helpful to research information about lawyers who specialize in birth injury cases, or if possible, who specialize in the particular type of birth injury lawsuit case you may be dealing with.
Many lawyers and legal teams offer free initial consultations. At Mallard & Sharp, P.A., we specialize in a wide variety of birth injury negligence cases. To schedule a free initial consultation with our expert legal team call 877.662.5527 or 305.461.4800.