Birth Injuries

Birth Injuries

Birth Injuries Lawyer In
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Our attorneys understand that a birth injury is not only a physical drain on the family, but also a financial drain. When medical professionals fail to deliver babies safely, injuries can be severe and permanent. Often, such negligence causes lifelong damage, and sometimes requiring life long care.

Although birth injuries are not always lethal, they are always tragic. Whole families suffer along with the newborn. Parents suddenly face exorbitant medical bills to treat the injury, and life-support systems are expensive enough to bankrupt most. In order to care for the injured child, possibly full-time throughout his or her life, families must adapt and make enormous sacrifices and lifestyle changes.

Legal Protection for Birth Injuries

Florida law puts birth injuries under medical or obstetrical malpractice. Healthcare providers, doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals, have a legal duty to provide patients with the highest standard of care due to them. If their negligence or mistakes cause injury to the mother or child, then the family may be entitled to compensation.


Types of Birth Injuries Common

The consequences of a birth injury are often lengthy, even lifelong. Long-term complications include cognitive impairment, such as learning disabilities and growth deficiencies, paralysis, and even wrongful death. With today’s technologies and birthing practices, there is simply no reason for a single child to have a birth injury. Despite this, these injuries still occur in the delivery room at alarming rates:

  • Maternal Death
  • Wrongful Death
  • Kernicterus
  • Brachial Plexus Injury, or Shoulder Dystopia
  • Skull Crush Injury
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Hypoxia
  • Cerebral Palsy

Causes of Birth Injuries

Limousines have the important job of carting tourists around the state, and buses are responsible for transporting thousands every day. Not anyone can drive the public around, and those that qualify have a duty to protect everyone in their vehicles. This duty is not just a moral one, but it is also legally binding. Everyone using the road has a responsibility to do so safely, but public drivers even more so.

Delivery Negligence

The risk of potential complications is extremely high when doctors make mistakes during delivery. The birthing process is itself extremely complex, but the vast majority of problems are the direct result of negligence, error, and outright failure to provide quality medical care.

Birth injuries that are caused by medical negligence may be caused by:

  • Failure to respond to symptoms of fetal distress.
  • Negligent use of birthing equipment and tools, such as forceps and suctions.
  • Hypoxia
  • Delay in ordering a Caesarian Section

Role of a Birth Injury Attorney

If a child suffers a birth injury as a result of medical negligence, the family may be entitled to monetary damages. Our attorneys will gather the evidence you need to hold medical professionals responsible for their negligence and mistakes. We will investigate the legitimacy of your claim and help you recover compensation to pay for your child’s medical bills and treatment, as well as other damages, such as emotional distress and future medical care.

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