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Birth Injuries During Labor & Delivery

The most fragile time in human life is the period of time surrounding labor and delivery. Doctors have a responsibility to ensure that babies are born safely by providing appropriate care and being prepared for any complications that may arise. A number of emergencies can arise during the labor and delivery process that can threaten both the baby and mother, and failure to detect and provide treatment for these conditions could have disastrous and potentially lifelong consequences.

Birth injury law is a very specialized and complicated area of medical malpractice law. If your child has suffered a preventable birth injury, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Please do not wait to speak with a Fort Lauderdale birth injury lawyer at Kelley/Uustal about your options for legal recourse. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin investigating and preparing your case before the statute of limitations expires.

Here’s why you should choose us:

  • More than 325 years of collective experience
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  • Contingency fee guarantee – you pay nothing unless we win your case!

It is crucial to find an attorney who is skilled in handling this type of case and who has the skill necessary to pursue maximum compensation. Here at Kelley/Uustal, we have handled numerous birth injury cases, and we pride ourselves on vigorously and aggressively representing our most vulnerable clients.

Free consultations are available when you call (954) 522-6601.

How Can Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit Help?

Some parents may be reluctant to take legal action because of the perceived stress of the legal process, or because they feel that a lawsuit would take them away from devoting care to their child. Between frequent medical appointments, therapy appointments, and daily care routines, finding extra time for anything can be a challenge. However, when you work with Kelley/Uustal, our goal is to make your lawsuit as stress-free as possible. Our goal is to help bring you the financial resources you need to ensure that your child has lifelong access to the very best care.

While the type and amount of compensation recoverable varies from case to case depending on the severity of the child’s injury, their age, and other factors, damages typically recoverable in birth injury lawsuits include:

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation, therapy, counseling, and equipment costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment and companionship
  • Lost wages due to providing care to the disabled child

Types of Birth Injuries

There are many different types of birth injuries that can occur during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or post-delivery. These injuries can result in severe or permanent injury to the infant. Some of the most common birth injuries include:

  • Brain Damage
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Lacerations and Disfigurement
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Intracranial or Subarachnoid Hemorrhages
  • Perinatal Asphyxia
  • Brachial Plexus Injury or Erb’s Palsy
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Fractures
  • Cerebral Palsy

A frequent cause of birth injuries is a delayed or otherwise inadequate response to an obstetric emergency. Obstetric emergencies include, but are not limited to, serious conditions like preeclampsia, uterine rupture, prolapsed umbilical cord, placenta previa, and more. Doctors who ignore the signs and symptoms of an emergency, or who fail to order a timely C-section when vaginal births are too risky, can end up causing serious harm to the infant and/or the mother.

No Cost to Begin Your Birth Injury Case

If your child has suffered a birth defect or birth injury, it is important to speak to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer immediately. Our South Florida medical malpractice lawyers at Kelley/Uustal realize that this is an emotional and traumatic time for you and your family, and are prepared to stand beside you throughout the entire legal process.

We believe that negligent doctors and medical professionals should be held accountable for the injuries they have caused. Call us at (954) 522-6601 to speak with one of our Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys. We are here to answer all of your questions, protect your family, and help you pursue justice.

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