The Florida birth injury lawyers at Eltringham Law Group are here to represent your family if your child is hurt during childbirth. An infant may qualify to receive financial compensation if they suffer an injury during birth. Our lawyers help children and families receive the monetary payment they are entitled to under the law.
Was your child hurt during childbirth? Contact us now to talk to our Florida injury lawyers about your case.
Lawyers Handling Birth Injury Cases in Florida
We are lawyers who handle birth injury cases. Our team serves clients throughout the State of Florida and even beyond.
When a child suffers a preventable injury during childbirth, it can be devastating. The child may need significant medical intervention at a time when you should be able to focus on celebrating your new addition. It can leave you worried about the child’s future. You may wonder about their medical care, personal needs, and expenses for years to come. Their injuries may impact them and their entire family for a lifetime.
At Eltringham Law Group, we know why we do what we do. Unexpected injury inflicts devastating harms and losses on victims. We are here to serve your legal interests to claim the financial compensation that can help your child and your family. For a childbirth injury, this compensation may be significant – but you must do the right things to get every penny that you deserve.
Helping people through legal representation is what our Florida birth injury lawyers do best. To see how we can represent you, call or message us now to learn more.
Causes of Birth Injuries
- Failing to identify and respond to signs of distress during birth
- Not accommodating specific risk factors
- Inadequate instruments and supplies
- Poor sanitation
- Lack of attention during birth
- Oxygen deprivation
- Unnecessary force and use of instruments
- Inadequate skill in procedures like using a vacuum or forceps
A medical care team should identify and mitigate risk factors both before and during childbirth. The right steps should be taken if there are signs of distress.
Lack of skill, inattention, not having instruments or supplies, and apathy among caregivers are all, sadly, common causes of Florida birth injuries.
Types of Injuries in Childbirth
Common injuries in childbirth:
- Brachial palsy, Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, other nerve damage
- Cuts, scratches, and bruises resulting from vacuum extraction or forceps
- Paralysis to the face from the use of forceps
- Broken bones and fractures limiting movement and causing pain
- Spinal cord damage and severe paralysis
- Wrongful death
Your child’s injuries may be common – or they may be very uncommon. Whatever the circumstances and your child’s injuries, we pursue answers and justice for your child.
Compensation for an Injury at Birth
A birth injury may impact a child in many ways:
- Mobility difficulties
- Intellectual differences
- Medical expenses
- Mental and emotional anguish
Compensation for an injury at birth may reflect these many types of losses. An injured child may have a lifestyle that is drastically different than if the injury had not occurred. Getting fair compensation for a birth injury means identifying these damages in full and pursuing the compensation you deserve under the law.
Note: Some cases may be eligible for compensation through the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA). Our lawyers will explore this as a possibility and explain what this may mean for your child.
What is a birth injury?
A birth injury is a harm that occurs during the childbirth process. It is different from a birth defect.
How do you know if you have a birth injury lawsuit?
You may have a birth injury lawsuit if you or your child is harmed because of the preventable negligence of a healthcare provider during childbirth.
Some neurological injuries may be eligible for compensation without regard to fault through the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your situation if your child has suffered any injury during childbirth.
What is the cost to hire a birth injury lawyer?
At Eltringham Law Group, we can represent you with no fee unless you win. We’ll explain our fees upfront, and they’re always put in writing.
Why Hire Eltringham Law Group?
- Cases handled throughout Florida and beyond
- Specialists in injury claims, including birth and infants
- A clear mission – we do what we do because of the serious harm caused by an unexpected injury
- Experienced lawyers who understand the procedure and process needed to get results
- Communicators who answer your questions and keep you informed
- Representation focused on your compensation, customized for your situation
Schedule a Consultation With a Florida Birth Injury Lawyer
If your child has been hurt during childbirth, we invite you to contact us for a case review.
Maybe you’re unsure of what exactly has happened, and you’re looking for answers. We can help you, too.
Contact us at Eltringham Law Group for a consultation and to talk about your case. See how we can represent you and start your case as early as today.
Call or send us a message to get in touch with our Florida birth injury lawyers now.