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Birth Defects, Injuries & Medical Negligence

shutterstock_165857033At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our compassionate Fort Myers birth injury lawyers have extensive experience representing families who have suffered birth injuries. We can put our legal experience to work in helping you to get the compensation that you need and deserve.

The birth of a baby is supposed to be a joyous experience. Unfortunately, if a doctor is careless or does not do his job in providing proper prenatal care or in delivering the baby safely, the birth of a child can turn from a miracle into a hardship. Mother or baby or both can be injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence, and the injuries that a baby may suffer during birth can impact his or her development for the rest of his life.

If your family has been impacted by a birth injury in Fort Myers, an attorney at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help. Taking action against the doctor or the hospital to recover damages not only makes the negligent healthcare provider pay for the harm that you suffered, but the compensation you may obtain through a birth injury lawsuit can help you secure the funds you need to care for your child.

Causes of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries can occur for any number of reasons. Common causes of birth injury include:

  • Failure to prepare for or respond to complications due to a larger baby or a breech baby
  • Failure to notice signs of fetal distress or maternal problems, such as preeclampsia, during pregnancy
  • Failure to respond appropriately to maternal bleeding
  • Failure to identify or react appropriately to the umbilical cord being wrapped around the child’s neck
  • Delay or failure in responding to signs of fetal distress
  • Delay in ordering a cesarean (C-section) when medically necessary
  • Improper dose or administration of Pitocin to speed up labor
  • Improper or aggressive use of forceps
  • Improper use of a vacuum extractor

In these and other situations, the consequences to the baby can be severe. Oxygen deprivation, for example, can cause a number of problems including brain damage or death. The most common consequences to an infant, however, are cerebral palsy or Erb’s palsy. Cerebral palsy is an incurable condition that causes brain injury and development problems, while Erb’s palsy results in a child’s arm being paralyzed due to damage to the shoulder or arm during delivery. Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy and other birth injuries can have lifelong consequences and can result in a baby needing expensive and ongoing medical treatment, sometimes for life.

How Much Can Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Get You?

If your family has been impacted by a birth injury, the Fort Myers birth injury attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you bring a medical malpractice claim against the doctor, hospital or other healthcare provider. The goal of such a claim is to hold the provider accountable and to help you get the money you need and deserve. Damages in a birth injury claim can be very extensive and can sometimes total in the millions. The compensation is intended to cover medical costs, lost earning potential, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages. If a death results from the birth injury, then Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can also help surviving family members make a wrongful death claim.

At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our Fort Myers birth injury lawyers understand how devastating such injuries can be. We will treat your case with the compassion it deserves and provide you with the quality legal representation you’d expect. Give us a call today to schedule a free consultation. If we represent you, you’ll pay us no legal fees unless we help you win your claim.

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.