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 result for both the parents and the child.
If your child has suffered any of the following injuries, the birth injury lawyers at Rubenstein Law can help.
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.
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 causes of birth injuries, examples include:
Any failure to timely address and treat these conditions can result in injury to the mother and/or 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:
You can win money to cover:
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, Daytona, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Miami, N. Miami, Orlando, Tampa, St. Pete, and West Palm Beach. We represent clients throughout Florida and are here 24/7, nights and weekends to answer your questions. Remote and virtual appointments are available. No costs or fees unless or until you win money.