Florida Child Birth Injury Attorneys and Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Each year, about 27 of 1,000 live births result in birth injuries, many of which are caused by medical malpractice or negligence. Delaying or failing to perform a needed Cesarean section is a common cause of birth injuries, as is a physician’s use of excessive force during the delivery, or a miscalculation in the size of the baby. Oxygen deprivation is also a major cause of birth injuries which occurs when the umbilical cord is compressed or twisted in the birth process. Mechanical trauma is another typical cause of birth injury which may occur when the baby assumes an unusual position at the time of birth (buttocks rather than head first, for example) or when the baby is too large to easily pass through the birth canal easily. Birth injuries can also be the result of bleeding within the skull or brain, which can lead to long-term seizure disorders.
Cerebral Palsy is a condition where brain damage results in inadequate control over movement, lessened mental function, and impaired vision, speech, hearing and brain function. Cerebral Palsy can be caused by a baby being deprived of oxygen during pregnancy, labor or delivery and is the most common form of birth injury.
Erb’s/Klumpke’s Palsy or Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI) is an injury to the large network of nerves within the body known called the brachial plexus. BPI can be caused by shoulder dystocia, where the baby’s shoulder is stuck behind the mother’s pubic bone during birth. The brachial plexus network causes the arm and hand to move. BPI children can have partial or total paralysis of the arms and hands.
The Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Gilman Law LLP have a great deal of experience representing medical malpractice and birth injury victims. These birth injuries can be devastating to families and our attorneys are aware of the emotional and financial costs of such medical malpractice. We are committed to obtaining the best possible financial results for the victims of medical negligence and their families.
If you or a loved one have been victimized by medical malpractice or negligence, we urge you to contact one of the Florida medical malpractice attorneys at Gilman Law LLP immediately. Our compassionate and committed medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to helping the victims of medical malpractice and birth injuries get their lives back on track.
Birth injuries can result from complications in the process of labor and delivery and from medical malpractice or negligence on the doctors and hospitals. They can cause a wide variety of problems for a newborn baby, ranging from mild to severe, and may mean a long road of medical care and emotional turmoil for a family.
Parents may not know whether their child has an unpreventable birth defect, or whether the impairment was the result of medical malpractice or medical negligence. Our Florida medical negligence attorneys can help families determine if a birth injury was not preventable, or if medical negligence or malpractice on the part of a doctor or hospital was responsible for the injury.
If your child has suffered a birth injury in Florida as a result of medical malpractice or negligence, please contact Gilman Law LLP for a free, confidential, no-obligation case evaluation. The Florida birth injury malpractice lawyers at Gilman Law LLP are ready to help you get the compensation your family deserves. With offices in Ft. Myers, Naples and Bonita Springs Florida