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Florida Birth Injury Attorney

shutterstock_89347078In the United States, a problem during delivery occurred in approximately 2.29 out of every 1,000 births in 2009. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services made this estimation based on assessing the number of children who experienced a problem during the birthing process at certain community hospitals.

Birth injuries can sometimes cause permanent harm or even death to an infant, changing the lives of baby and family forever. A child injured during birth may need extensive medical care, sometimes for the rest of his or her life. It is crucial for Florida parents to take legal action to ensure their children have the financial resources to get the very best of medical help. An experienced attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can provide legal representation to assist in a birth injury claim.

Birth injury costs and losses may be paid by the insurer of a doctor, hospital, clinic or other healthcare provider responsible for the harm that the child experienced. Our Florida birth injury lawyers will help you determine who to pursue a claim against and will represent you at every step of making a birth injury claim.

A Family’s Legal Rights after a Birth Injury

Medical negligence during the birthing process can range from aggressive use of forceps to a failure to recognize that the fetus or mother is in distress. A variety of birth injuries can occur when doctors make mistakes, including but not limited to:

  • Cerebral palsy, which is a group of non-progressive permanent disorders that affect brain and nervous system functions, resulting in cognitive impairment, difficulty with muscle control and symptoms including impaired speech and mobility
  • Bone fractures
  • Brachial plexus injuries, which can lead to Erb’s palsy and other paralysis conditions of the hand and arm
  • Asphyxia, which is deprivation of oxygen that can result in brain damage
  • Facial paralysis
  • Spinal cord damage

Your baby may also suffer other medical problems, including death, if the doctor providing prenatal care or delivering the baby fails to provide adequate medical help. Your doctor will be judged based on what a reasonable professional in his position would have done. If your provider falls short of fulfilling his professional duties, he and the hospital or clinic that employs him can be held liable.

Getting Help from a Florida Birth Injury Lawyer

Birth injury cases are complicated for many reasons. First and foremost, it can sometimes be difficult to determine who is responsible for the birth injury and to prove that the clinic, hospital or doctor is to blame. You will need to find medical experts to review the circumstances of the birth and help a jury to understand why the care you received was substandard in a way that harmed your baby. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has a network of medical experts ready to testify for you.

Because a birth injury can cause an impact for a young child’s entire life, a great deal of money is often at stake in these types of claims, making the cases even more complex. Insurers and hospitals may try to get you to settle for less than you should and you need to make sure you talk to a lawyer before you sign any papers or documents.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is here to provide you with zealous legal assistance with birth injury claims. We have represented more than 32,000 injured clients and we know how to make the legal system work for you. Contact us at one of our offices in Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Fort MyersOrlando, Okeechobee to request a free, no-obligation consultation today.

Contact a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Today

At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our experienced personal injury lawyers have the strong legal backgrounds and extensive legal knowledge that you need to have the best chance of a successful personal injury claim. Whether you are negotiating a settlement outside of court or proving your claim to a jury, you can trust us to use our legal skills to help you get the best outcome possible.