My Baby Has A Birth Injury. Do I Need A Birth Injury Lawyer?
You have been told your baby has a birth injury. You are shocked, devastated, and filled with apprehension, not to mention exhausted. You want answers. You want justice. And you want to know what to do going forward with a child who may have long-term care needs. So where do you go from here?
Parents and families of birth-injured infants are faced with enduring a wide spectrum of unforeseen difficulties and challenging situations. Caring for an infant with birth injuries can not only be overwhelming, exhausting, and emotional, but also costly. Having a variety of effective support avenues — including a solid legal one — is generally the best option. That means finding an expert birth injury lawyer.
A doctor, other medical professional, hospital, or birthing facility (or any combination of these) may be at fault for your baby’s birth injury or injuries, and you may be unsure how to effectively proceed in order to obtain justice and secure fair compensation to meet your child’s short- and long-term needs. According to record-breaking birth injury attorney Richard “Bo” Sharp of Mallard & Sharp, P.A., contacting the negligent party or parties directly is highly unlikely to produce the results you need to ensure the financial compensation necessary to provide care for your birth injured infant’s needs into the future.
“If you think your baby was the victim of medical negligence, do not expect the doctor or hospital who caused your child’s injury to admit fault and take responsibility for their actions…they won’t. In nearly all cases where a baby is the victim of medical malpractice, the child and family will never be compensated for their injuries unless they hire an attorney,” states Sharp.
Sharp, a noted Miami attorney and lead counsel who recently recovered a record $12 million FTCA medical malpractice settlement in a Florida birth injury medical malpractice negligence case, hopes that parents of birth injured infants will seek expert legal help rather than contacting the negligent party or parties directly.
In some instances parents avoid seeking legal help, fearing that their efforts will be fruitless, overwhelming, or costly. In others, birth injury medical malpractice cases are turned down by some birth injury attorneys or legal teams. For example, in 2017 Sharp served as lead counsel in the $33.8 million Dixon v. USA victory, the largest medical malpractice verdict in Florida that year and the largest medical malpractice verdict ever recovered in Miami-Dade County to date. The case involved a male infant who was the victim of birth injury medical malpractice negligence, and as a result suffered severe injuries. The delivering doctor failed to address a fetal heart rate emergency while instead on the phone with his investment advisor finalizing a real estate transaction. The case had previously been turned down by prominent South Florida Plaintiffs’ Firms.
Sharp’s noteworthy combination of skill, caring, precision, and perseverance continues to benefit victims of medical malpractice negligence birth injuries and their parents and families.
Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing its clients with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm handles cases that involve birth injuries, medical malpractice, and negligent security, as well as any negligence acts that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
For more information or to inquire about obtaining expert legal representation for a potential birth injury medical malpractice negligence case, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.
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