Top Considerations In Maternal Childbirth Related Injury Cases
Maternal Childbirth Related Injury Cases can be devastating. Little brings more happiness and is more exciting and fulfilling than having a healthy newborn baby. But being a new mother and having the experienced marred by a physical or mental injury—or both—can be extremely upsetting and debilitating. Not to mention the horror faced by families in cases of childbirth-related maternal deaths. From short-term impairments to major long-term physical and mental injuries caused by others, care, compensation, and justice become priorities. Some related causes and effects of childbirth-related injuries mothers may experience include:
* C-section ruptures
* Vaginal or anal tears
* Depression or other mental illness
* Sexual issues
*Anesthesia after-effects (including Epidural)
* Effects on subsequent births
When a doctor, obstetrician, medical assistant, specialist, hospital, and/or birthing center is at fault in cases of maternal injury during childbirth, the following considerations and actions are important in the development of a potential claim:
1) Obtain records.
2) Include records for both physical and mental exams, when applicable.
3) Provide a detailed summary of events. All details matter in the development of the summary, no matter how small they may seem.
4) Obtain written statements from others, including family members.
5) Select an attorney and/or legal team that specializes in birth injuries. Expert attorneys and legal teams will efficiently and effectively provide legal support that maximizes your rights. Many also provide resources, when available, to assist mothers, parents, and families.
6) Make a list of those who you believe may provide useful testimony. This can include medical employees or others who may act as witnesses to associated events in a potential case.
It is important to note that more than one doctor, specialist, and/or hospital or birthing center may be at fault in Maternal Childbirth Related Injury Cases during, or due to, childbirth.
Meeting with an experienced Florida birth injury lawyer for an initial consultation is an important step. Research information about lawyers who specialize in birth injuries, or if possible, who specialize in maternal injuries due to childbirth or the particular type of birth injury affecting you and/or your child.
Many lawyers and legal teams offer free initial consultations. At Mallard & Sharp, P.A., we specialize in Miami Florida birth injuries including Maternal Childbirth-related injuries. To schedule a free initial consultation with our expert legal team call 877.662.5527 or 305.461.4800.