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.
Lawyers for Victims of Birth Injuries
If your child has suffered any of the following injuries, the birth injury lawyers at Rubenstein Law can help.
- Fractures during delivery
- Brain injury
- Injury from use of forceps/tools
- Erb’s palsy
- Brachial Plexus injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Shoulder Dystocia
- 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 causes of birth injuries, examples include:
- Premature birth
- Too large/small baby
- Prolonged labor
- Maternal complications
- Breech birth
- Delivery complications
- 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 or visit our office. 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.