The birth of a child is meant to be a joyous occasion for all. After all, you’re welcoming a new life into the world, and you look forward to playing a role in shaping your baby’s future.

Sadly, not all mothers get to experience such excitement. Due to birth trauma, many mothers suffer distress that can continue well after childbirth.

Such trauma can sometimes be the result of medical malpractice and can place additional medical care and expenses on you, causing strain on your life and income. When birth trauma occurs, you should have a trusted lawyer to assist you.

When you secure a birth trauma lawyer in Florida, you will be better equipped to take on the medical establishment. Doing so is not an easy feat by any means, and it’s certainly not something you should attempt on your own.

Understandably, you may feel very upset following the events that led to your birth trauma. But you need to make sure that you have an attorney who understands the medical industry and your rights as a victim.

At the Doctor Lawyer Firm, you’re getting just that. Thanks to years of experience in both the medical field and legal services, you can trust that you will have comprehensive representation that fights to get the maximum compensation. 

What Is Birth Trauma?

Birth trauma can occur at the time of childbirth or after. This condition affects the mother and results in distress that can consist of a variety of emotions. Some mothers who experience birth trauma feel guilt, shock, fear, helplessness, panic-stricken, or suffer from anxiety.

If you’ve noticed such emotional disturbances during or even after childbirth, you may want to consider securing the services of an experienced Florida birth trauma lawyer. When you do, you can infinitely increase your likelihood of winning the compensation you deserve. What’s more, a compensation award will help you can pay for current medical expenses resulting from your birth trauma and more. 

Studies suggest that as many as one out of every three mothers suffer from birth trauma at some point throughout childbirth. When this happens, you might experience significant emotional trauma.

Although birth trauma is impossible to prevent at all times, you can take steps to assist in reducing your chances of being affected by it. One of the most crucial things you can do is communicate what and how you’re feeling with your doctor.

Your doctor can then make the appropriate adjustments to minimize the risk of birth trauma.

What Causes Birth Trauma?

A number of factors can lead to birth trauma, including:

  • You require intervention during delivery, such as assisted delivery (with the use of forceps) or emergency C-section 
  • You did not get proper care and support at any time throughout your delivery.
  • Your baby requires medical attention following delivery 
  • You had a previous birth injury or trauma
  • Delivery doesn’t meet your expectations
  • Difficulty or complications in childbirth 
  • Your childbirth doesn’t go as planned
  • You or the baby suffer a birth injury 
  • You regularly suffer from anxiety
  • Neonatal death or stillbirth 

Furthermore, you are more likely to be at risk of birth trauma if you experienced prior trauma in your life, such as:

  • Domestic violence
  • Migration trauma
  • Childhood abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Rape 

If you are the victim of birth trauma or medical malpractice in Jacksonville Florida, you should seek the services of an experienced law firm as soon as possible. When you act fast, you can be sure to give your birth trauma attorney plenty of time to build your case. 

Why Choose the Doctor Lawyer Firm?

Matthew Sowell is one of the few Florida lawyers certified by both the Florida Bar and the American Board of Professional Liability. Matt excels as a national leader in stroke litigation and is the founding chairman of the Stroke Litigation Group, the largest litigation lawyer organization in the United States. 

Matt also wrote and shared with peers how to successfully prosecute stroke cases. Over the years, Matt has won millions of dollars in verdicts, ensuring that his clients are awarded the compensation they deserve in extremely difficult medical malpractice cases.

Fadi Chakour is a former medical doctor who left the field to practice law, specifically, medical malpractice litigation.  As a doctor, Fadi treated many patients who were injured due to the negligence of others and observed the pain and suffering of loved ones that came from these instances. 

The combination of his medical knowledge and experience and his legal skills make Fadi a powerful advocate for injured people who have fallen victim to medical negligence.

Call Sowell Chakour Today to Discuss Your Claim

If you believe you are a victim of birth trauma, we encourage you to call us right away. The sooner we can start your claim, the sooner you stand to earn the compensation you deserve. Taking a stand against the medical establishment is understandably intimidating. 

But when you have the experienced team of Sowell Chakour in your corner, you have a much better chance of being made whole. Call our office today at 1-833-MedMals or fill out our online contact form, and we will promptly respond to your inquiry and work to schedule a consultation.

The information in this blog post is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. You should not make a decision whether or not to contact an attorney based upon the information in this blog post. No attorney-client relationship is formed nor should any such relationship be implied. If you require legal advice, please consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.