A parent’s worse nightmare, instead of the happiest day of your life, you are devastated to learn that your child has suffered a birth injury. Injuries occurring due to negligent prenatal care or negligence during childbirth happen in about 27/1,000 births in the US and at least half of those are considered avoidable. Negligence includes failure to respond to fetal distress, incompetent use of forceps/tools, and failure to anticipate/act on birthing complications. These birth injuries can lead to mental or physical disabilities, and can be fatal. The negligent party can be held responsible for the losses and suffering that results for both the parents and the child.
Available 24 Hours / 7 Days a Week
Available 24 Hours / 7 Days a Week
Lawyers for Victims of Birth Injuires
If your child has suffered any of the following injuries, the birth injury lawyers at Rubenstein Law can help.
Fractures during delivery
Injury from use of forceps/tools
Brachial Plexus injury
Umbilical cord strangulation
Injuries from vacuum birth
When dealing with the consequences of a birth injury, it is up to you to take action, and the lawyers at Rubenstein Law are here to help guide you through the process, every step of the way. By acting swiftly, you not only improve the likelihood of holding the negligent party responsible for your child’s injuries, but also help avoid a similar tragedy from happening to other families.
Causes of Birth Injuries
Birth injuries are often traced to the doctor. If a treating doctor fails to provide proper care to the unborn child and/or mother during the term of the pregnancy or the delivery, they may be responsible. Although it is impossible to list all cause of birth injuries, examples include:
Too large/small baby
Complications relating to placenta/cords/membranes
Any failure to timely address and treat these conditions can result in injury to the mother and/or child.
Take Action to Protect Your New Born Child
Birth injuries are considered medical malpractice claims, and handling malpractice claims can be like navigating a ship through a minefield, even for experienced litigation attorneys. At Rubenstein Law, we have lawyers with decades of experience handling medical malpractice claims. We will:
Ensure that your claim is brought in a timely and proper manner
Manage your insurance adjusters and claims
Retain the best experts in their field to review your claim and testify at trial
Prepare the case to maximize the money you receive
You can win money to cover:
Past medical expenses
Future medical expenses & care
Pain and suffering
Future non-medical expenses
Rubenstein Law’s injury attorneys have the experience and resources to handle your child’s case. If your child has been the victim of a serious birth injury, contact us at 1-800-FL-LEGAL or visit our office in Broward, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Tampa or West Palm Beach. We represent clients throughout Florida and are available 24/7, nights and weekends.
Birth injuries are medical malpractice claims and generally you have two (2) years from the date the malpractice occurred to bring a claim. However, you should contact a birth injury lawyer as soon as possible because there are exceptions.
Jacksonville, FL - Sheriff’s Office Employee Killed in DUI Crash
A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office bailiff was killed in a crash involving a drunk driver over the weekend. The crash took place around 1:15 am on Sunday, December 9th.
The Florida Highway Patrol says that 46-year-old Kim Johnston was driving an Acura in the northbound lanes of I-95 when she collided with a Chevrolet Tahoe. The Tahoe was carrying a family of four including Cathy Adams. The impact of the collision caused the SUV to lose control and overturn after veering across several travel lanes. Cathy Adams suffered critical injuries in the crash and was rushed to the hospital. Adams was put on life support at a local hospital and later succumbed to her injuries. Adams was an employee of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Read More
Brevard County, FL - James Newman Struck and Killed While Crossing US 1
A 54-year-old man from West Melbourne was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to cross US 1 on Saturday, December 8th.
Investigators say that James Newman was crossing the street in an eastbound direction around 7:05 pm when the accident took place. Newman was struck by the front of a passing vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. He was not in a crosswalk or other marked area when he was hit. There is no word on whether the driver remained on scene following the crash. Read More