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Fort Myers Birth Injury Lawyer

Young Woman Patient Lying at Hospital Bed Feeling Sad and DepressedAfter months of anxiously awaiting your child’s birth, it is heartbreaking to learn that they suffered injuries during delivery. Sometimes, the resulting medical condition is treatable, but the child can sustain minimal long-term complications. However, birth injuries can also lead to severe injuries, permanent disability, or even death. Furthermore, the mistakes that hurt the child may also have injured their mother.

Complications can arise naturally during childbirth, but many potentially harmful scenarios are preventable – and more likely to occur in the presence of negligent health care providers. Florida medical malpractice laws apply to birth injury claims. Therefore, if you, your partner, or your child suffered an injury that negligent health care caused, our Fort Myers birth injury lawyers can help you recover monetary damages.

The legal team at Freidin Brown, P.A. has helped malpractice victims recover multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts. Our personal injury attorneys know what it takes to get the resources you need for your child’s care – now and in the future. Let us advocate on your behalf while you determine the best next steps for your baby’s future. Please contact us today or call 888-677-7764 for a no-cost case evaluation.

Our Fort Myers Lawyers Will Fight for Financial Justice for Your Child’s Birth Injury

If your infant suffered a birth injury, they may require significant and ongoing medical treatment and special services. In addition, making sure they get what they need can alter your life and ability to work outside the home.

Our Fort Myers, FL, birth injury lawyers will work to ensure you and your family do not suffer long-term economic consequences because of medical negligence. If your child’s injury resulted from a medical mistake during pregnancy or childbirth, our medical malpractice attorneys will pursue financial resources to pay for your child’s health care and other related expenses.

Recoverable compensation for a birth injury may include:

  • Medical expenses, including surgeries, doctor and hospital fees, medications, mobility aids, and medical equipment
  • Ongoing treatment, including physical rehabilitation, follow-up procedures, and long-term nursing services
  • Education and therapy, including speech therapy, cognitive therapy, and specialized schooling
  • Lost income caused by an infant or maternal injury
  • Lost earning capacity if your child’s injury will prevent them from earning a living, or their care requires you to take a lower-paying job, reduce your hours, or leave the workforce
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Wrongful death damages if your child or the child’s mother suffered a fatal birth injury

We Get the Results Our Clients Need

You do not have to leave your child’s health and your family’s financial future to chance. Freidin Brown, P.A.’s personal injury lawyers have won over 20 medical malpractice verdicts exceeding $1 million. Our team includes two Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, and we have taken more than 300 cases to trial.

We will talk with you to learn more about what happened to ensure we address every concern you have and give your case the personal attention it deserves. We will do everything we can to get you the awards you need to help you manage your child’s needs.

Our birth injury case results include:

  • A $38 million verdict for the family of premature twin boys who suffered blindness due to a doctor’s failure to diagnose an eye condition at birth.
  • A $9.75 million settlement on behalf of a mother who suffered an ischemic stroke shortly after a cesarean section.
  • A $4.625 million jury verdict for infant blindness due to medical negligence and premature patient discharge
  • A $3 million verdict for the family of a woman who bled to death after childbirth.
  • A $1.8 million verdict for an infant brain injury.

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Our Birth Injury Lawyers Will Prove Medical Malpractice

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Our attorneys must establish certain facts in a case based on medical malpractice. We must prove an OB-GYN or other health care provider breached the relevant standard of care that applies to their profession. The standard refers to the level of skill and treatment that any practitioner would recognize as appropriate under the same circumstances.

When a doctor deviates from the standard of care in the industry, it can result in birth injuries, such as:

  • Brain damage due to lack of oxygen during delivery
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Injuries to the brachial plexus, also known as Erb’s palsy
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Kernicterus, caused by untreated newborn jaundice
  • Head and spinal cord trauma through improper use of forceps or vacuum extractor

Maternal injuries can also occur during childbirth. Birth injuries to the mother may include vaginal tears, prolapsed uterus, and postpartum hemorrhage, among others.

However, it can be challenging to prove a birth injury resulted from medical malpractice and not just routine childbirth complications. That is where our attorneys’ 100-plus years of combined experience can benefit you. We regularly consult with nurses, doctors, and other medical experts and can apply medical and scientific research to malpractice cases. We do the work needed to build a solid claim, allowing you to focus on your child and family.

What Can You Do if Your Child Suffered Harm?

Our Fort Myers birth injury attorneys at Freidin Brown, P.A. will collect evidence, file your medical malpractice claim, and pursue litigation in court if necessary to ensure you receive fair compensation. However, there are a few tasks you can take on to support our efforts:

  • Get proper medical care for yourself or your baby
  • Request all medical records
  • Follow doctor’s orders for at-home care and attend all appointments for treatment
  • Document everything about your experience

In a successful birth injury case, it is possible to obtain monetary damages for medical costs, including surgery, hospital stays, and treatment from specialists. You may also be able to recover amounts for your non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, scarring and disfigurement, and many others. Keeping careful records can increase your chances of a favorable case outcome.

In addition, do not wait too long to start your case. According to Florida Statutes § 95.11, you have two years from the time a birth injury occurred or was reasonably discovered to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit based on medical malpractice. Missing the deadline could leave you without options for financial recovery.

Freidin Brown, P.A.’s Attorneys Can Advise You After a Birth Injury in Fort Myers

Freidin Brown, P.A. will manage all aspects of your medical malpractice birth injury case for you and your family while you care for your child’s needs. To learn more about how we can represent you for no upfront or out-of-pocket costs, contact our firm or call 888-677-7764. We can get you started with a free consultation so that we can learn more about your situation and how we can help.

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