Fort Lauderdale Birth Injury Lawyers
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
Robert W. Kelley has been named among the top ten lawyers in the country by
- Hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for clients
- FREE case evaluations
- 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
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
- 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
- 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.