Florida Birth Injury Lawyers

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:

  • Pain
  • 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.

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I usually never leave reviews, good or bad, but for this instance, I most definitely had to. David and Marnie were both AMAZING. They made me feel comfortable and confident in their ability to resolve my case. I was walking in a crosswalk and was hit by a vehicle resulting in having to go to the hospital. I sustained injuries from this that I am still in the midst of dealing with. I contacted the firm and was able to speak with them via zoom immediately. I decided to sign with them on a Monday evening (3 days after my accident) and by Tuesday afternoon (the very next day) my case was settled. And settled for the very max that was able to be obtained. I attribute a lot of this to not only the expertise of the firm, but the relationships that Marnie has built with her experience working as a lawyer within a major insurance provider, which just so happened to be the insurance provider involved in my case. This is incredibly atypical for a case to be settled this quickly, especially with this outcome. It has been two weeks to the day today that my accident has happened and my case has already been resolved. I am blessed and more than happy that I decided to hire this firm. Every case is different, but I can bet that this firm will handle your case with care and the utmost professionalism. I pray I never have to go through a situation like this again, but if I did, I wouldn’t hesitate to call this law firm. Thank you guys very much!!

Shekeara

I highly recommend Eltringham Law Group to anyone seeking legal advice after having a car accident. David Eltringham and his entire staff gave me the personal attention I needed during a very difficult and painful time. David took the extra steps needed to ensure that I received the medical care I needed as well as the financial compensation I deserved. Harold Torres, Paralegal updated me every step of the way. Thank you Eltringham Law Group!

Laura Lauri

I had such a great experience with Eltringham Law Group! I was always kept in the loop and the experience was so personal. I was always in close contact with Teresa who was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend Eltringham Law Group again and again – I couldn’t have asked for a better experience!!!

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Working With Us

Lighthouse™ is a system unique to Eltringham Law Group – Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorneys, it’s what makes us different from other personal injury attorneys. We built this program to hold our own attorneys accountable and make sure our clients are getting the care and consideration they deserve.

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Client Onboarding
Client Onboarding

The client meets with our Lighthouse Concierge Team to discuss the details of their potential case. A dedicated Lighthouse Team Member is assigned to the case to gather information and maintain constant communication with the client.

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Investigation Case Analyzer
Investigation Case Analyzer

The assigned Lighthouse Team Member gathers and assess all information related to the case. A majority of the information is processed, paperwork is submitted and any questions/concerns the Lighthouse Team has for the client are clearly communicated and addressed.

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Client Success Maximizer
Client Success Maximizer

The client meets with their Lighthouse Concierge Team Members to conduct a full review and explanation of the process. Both legal and medical records are reviewed and our team sets realistic and achievable expectations for the client.

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Phase 1 Medical
Phase 1 Medical

The client is undergoing treatment at this point of the process and the Lighthouse Concierge Team maintains consistent communication to monitor the treatment scheduled. Additional medical referrals and testing may be required at this point if recommended by the current medical provider.

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Phase 2 Medical
Phase 2 Medical

The client finalizes initial medical treatments that may include referrals to specialists, medical procedures, further testing and/or additional treatment recommendations by their medical providers.

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Resolution or Litigation
Resolution or Litigation

The Lighthouse Concierge Team is in communication with those involved with and/or responsible for the damages incurred in your case. Two possible outcomes at this stage are 1) an achieved settlement agreement or 2) the inability to achieve a fair settlement that will result in the Eltringham Law Group filing a law suit on your behalf.

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Post-Settlement Process
Post-Settlement Process

The case has completed and an agreement/resolution has been achieved with maximum in the best interest of the client. The Lighthouse Concierge Team meets with the client to fully explain the results and work diligently to finalize their case.

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