Orlando Birth Injury Attorney
Birth injuries can be devastating, not just to the baby but to the parents and family. Whether the injuries are due to negligence or unavoidable circumstances, these mistakes should not be left unaddressed. Due to the medical complexities of birth injury, parents or family members should speak with an attorney to understand their legal rights and the path they should take. These delicate situations should be handled by experienced attorneys who have handled birth injury malpractice lawsuits in Orlando. Birth injury attorneys can not only help you get the compensation you need to help fix the situation but also guide you through this troubling time.
Birth Injury Lawsuits – No-Fee Guarantee™ & No Obligation
Victims of birth injury can often feel hopeless. Some may not even know that they can hold the hospital or staff accountable for birth injuries. They are left with no one to turn to, not knowing that they can receive help.
When you are ready, contact the Orlando birth injury attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner. Our legal team and experts are equipped with the knowledge and experience to handle a variety of birth injury lawsuits.
Our attorneys do not charge a penny until we win the case and there is no obligation. Simply call us and speak to us about what happened. We will ask you a few questions and explain the process to you and your family.
Do not be left feeling helpless call or visit us: (321) 204-6999. Visit us at our Orlando location at 5401 South Kirkman Road, Suite 310, Orlando, FL, 32819.
What to Expect From Steinger, Greene & Feiner
Each birth injury malpractice case is unique just as each injury is unique. But they all have one thing in common: the process. No matter what birth injury was sustained, the process to find the responsible parties, and to hold them accountable, will likely be similar if not that same.
Start by calling our Orlando firm and speaking with a birth injury attorney. As we’ve mentioned, there is no obligation to sign with us. Allow us to help guide you through this process.
Once you call us or fill out one of our forms on the right side, we will ask you a few questions about the injury. During this call, we will determine if you have a viable birth injury case. This will give you the peace of mind you need.
Then we will escalate the case and begin collecting evidence and working with you to ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for the injuries they caused. The trauma that families experience during these times can be terrible. We will do everything we can to make sure you and your family receive the help you need.
Remember that the statute of limitations on a birth injury is up to 2 years after the injury or after 2 years where the injury becomes reasonably noticeable. However, do not stop here. Please call us and let us help you make that determination. Our Birth injury attorneys in Orlando will help you make that determination.
Types of Birth Injury Lawsuits
Cerebral palsy – cerebral palsy injuries can occur before, during after birth, and is caused by a lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain, causing long-lasting effects. As many as 1 in 5 cases of cerebral palsy are caused at birth (APA) and some doctors may not realize there is a problem because of mistakes made by staff.
Brain damage – most birth injuries that result in permanent brain damage are the result of oxygen being cut off from reaching the brain which causes developmental delays or issues in mental processing.
Facial paralysis – when medical staff use forceps during the delivery process, the baby’s facial nerves are often damaged. In most cases, these issues will resolve on their own but in other cases, surgery is necessary.
A skull fracture or cephalohematoma – when too much pressure is put on the baby’s head during the delivery process, bleeding can start between the skull and scalp. Although this injury is common and can be caused naturally during vaginal childbirth, some complications arise when medical staff uses forceful techniques and forceps to remove the baby. (BHC)
Shoulder dystocia/brachial plexus – when a baby is delivered too forcefully, they may have their shoulder or arm trapped in the birth canal, and if medical staff use too much force they can cause damage to the neck and spinal cord, thus damaging the nerves that connect to the baby’s arms. (NCH)
Neonatal injuries – babies born premature or with some ailment or sickness need special attention and delicate care in the first crucial days after birth. It is up to medical staff to ensure that the baby is getting round the clock care to avoid infections or other injuries.
Pre & Postnatal Care
Pre and postnatal care must be administered to the mother to prevent complications during or after birth. But if doctors, nurses, and trained medical staff failed to appropriately respond to issues during and after childbirth that affects the mother’s well-being, then the mother may be entitled to birth injury compensation.
An injury to the mother is an injury to the family. Injured mothers can’t take care of their newborn, have to deal with the finances, go through a loss of income, depression, and anxiety. Orlando birth injury attorneys at Steinger, Greene & Feiner can help and protect your family by giving the best legal options.
Orlando Birth Injury & Malpractice Laws
Florida’s medical malpractice laws include all medical injuries to adults and to children in childbirth.
In order to prove medical malpractice, it’s important that the lawyer is able to prove the following factors existed:
Duty of care – We must prove that the health care provider had a legal duty of care. This means that the medical staff member was responsible for the patients’ health in some way.
Breach of Duty – We must prove that the responsibility was not kept in a reasonable way.
Causation – We must provide evidence that the negligent activity led to the injuries.
Actual Damages – We must demonstrate that there were actual injuries and other damages related to pain and suffering.
Establish Negligence – We must demonstrate negligence against the defendant by collecting evidence like staff statements, medical records, and an affidavit.
These factors are essential to the success of the case in any Florida court, including Orlando.
How Much Will You Get for Birth Injury Compensation?
In most cases, birth injury compensation includes physical and occupational therapy, medications, medical treatments associated with the mother or child’s injury, hospital visits, doctor’s visits, costs for psychological services, accommodations, special education costs, and non-economic damages like pain.
Taking care of the mother and the baby during childbirth is a serious responsibility for medical practitioners anywhere in the world. But when primary care providers and midwives fail to fulfill their duties causing injury to the mother, the child, or both, the family may file a birth injury claim.
In the United States, there are 6-8 babies born with a birth injury which can be spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, bone fractures, shoulder dystocia, face paralysis, skull fracture, and others.
One’s medical negligence or sub-standard medical care can lead to long term complications where loved ones are often left with hefty medical bills or unnecessary death. But most of these could have been prevented with proper medical practice and care.
Families in Florida can contact Steinger, Greene & Feiner, 24/7, by phone or live chat. Steinger, Greene & Feiner’s team of investigators, case managers, attorneys, and staff, you are assured of getting reliable answers to almost all your legal issues including birth injury.
We are more than car accident lawyers in Orlando, we are fathers, mothers, uncles, and aunts and we will fight for your rights and for justice as if your family were ours.