Residents of Miami, Florida, place deep trust in physicians and medical institutions and expect them to measure up to the quality and performance upon which all medical professionals are judged. Individuals are likely to ask for suggestions from family, friends, and other health care providers, especially when it comes to pediatric services. Even if parents find the best pediatric staff and the best place for newborn delivery, not all medical professionals make smart decisions, even when they are dealing with a new, fragile life.
The birth of a child is a time of happiness and love in a new parent's life. That joy can turn to pain and sorrow once negligence or misconduct permanently and seriously disrupt the life of the newborn child.
The lasting consequences of a newborn's delayed surgery
A newborn's injury can have significant ramifications. Addressing such an injury can be extremely time-consuming and costly. Victims also must handle the emotional impact caused by knowing the injury might have been prevented.
Following is a recent newborn surgery medical malpractice case that Sean M. Cleary has resolved on behalf of an infant and her family:
Sean M. Cleary has obtained financial recovery for a family in an infant medical malpractice case involving their daughter who now lives without her entire small intestine due to delayed surgery. The infant needed to have minor surgery on her intestines as soon as she was born but the doctor failed to take the necessary urgent action. Due to a negligent 10-day delay of the surgery she ended up losing her entire small intestine, now has to be fed through ports in her body and that's the way she'll live the rest of her life unless she'll get a small intestine and liver transplant at the same time.
This recent medical malpractice case clearly shows that newborns must be protected from errors which could have a profound effect on their lives. This case of infant medical malpractice was preventable had the medical professionals met the accepted standard of care. Healthcare professionals should have to bear the consequences of their mistakes and they need to be held responsible for their actions.
Reasons why you may have a medical malpractice case
Some injuries are preventable while some are unavoidable. In certain instances, a newborn may be more at risk for health problems, despite the competence of the doctor and nurses.
You might have a medical malpractice case if the doctor did not anticipate and plan for complications or respond at once to signs of distress. Your child was the victim of medical negligence if the healthcare professional in charge of the treatment and care of you and your child is responsible for any:
- Missed or delayed diagnosis
- Treatment or surgery delay
- Medication or dosage errors
- Any other form of negligence
Contact an attorney if harm has been done to your family
Proving Miami medical malpractice or negligence can be a tough legal process, but it is essential if you intend to seek financial compensation for injuries or damage caused to your newborn child by his or her doctor, nurse or another medical professional. Physicians and staff members should be held accountable for their negligent actions, particularly when those actions lead to the death or injury of a newborn child.
Contacting a child injury lawyer if your child has suffered harm can dramatically improve the possibility of seeing justice served.
An infant medical malpractice attorney will be able to:
- Review your case
- Determine what parties might be liable
- Help you understand your legal rights
- Gather evidence and documentation to prove the case
- Go the extra mile to seek the highest level of compensation possible
With an experienced Miami medical malpractice attorney on your side, medical experts will be brought in to offer expert testimony to support the child injury claims and assist in establishing grounds for your case. If your child has been injured due to medical malpractice please contact us online or call us at 305.416.9805 for your free consultation.