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Fort Lauderdale Birth Asphyxia Lawyers

Compassionate Legal Help for Injured Families in South Florida

Serious injury can result when a baby suffers a lack of oxygen during labor and delivery. This condition, also known as birth asphyxia, is unfortunately common. If your child suffered this type of birth injury and medical malpractice was to blame, you may bring a claim against the at-fault medical provider. 

At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., we want to help you bring a successful claim. You deserve compensation for your damages, as well as answers regarding what happened and why. We’re here to help you get both, while also providing:

  • Free consultations
  • Tireless representation
  • Compassionate guidance
  • 60+ years of combined experience
  • History of record-setting verdicts and settlements

For decades, we have taken action to hold negligent OB-GYNs, nurse practitioners, doulas, midwives, and birth teams accountable for failing families across South Florida. Not only does a birth asphyxia injury cast a shadow over what was supposed to be a joyous time, it typically has long-term consequences for both the parents and the child. 

Why wait to take action? Our proven advocates stand ready to fight for you. 

Call (954) 467-8800 to speak directly with a Fort Lauderdale birth asphyxia attorney.

Recovering Compensation After Birth Asphyxia

Birth asphyxia may cause the injured baby and their parents a variety of damages. Some of the most common include:

  • Hospital and NICU bills
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and the like
  • Lost wages or future earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

This is just a brief overview. A lawsuit may help you recover compensation for the damages you and your child have already accumulated, as well as those that are expected to accumulate in the future. For a free case evaluation, give our Fort Lauderdale lawyers a call at (954) 467-8800.

Common Causes of Birth Asphyxia

Birth asphyxia is often the result of medical negligence, such as:

  • Failure to handle umbilical cord prolapse
  • Failure to order an emergency C-section
  • Failure to address a breech birth
  • Other failures relating to monitoring fetal and maternal distress

In the best cases, birth asphyxia is resolved quickly and no harm comes to the baby. Sadly, however, if birth asphyxia persists without medical intervention, the resulting injuries may take days, weeks, or even months to heal. In some cases, an injury can last a lifetime; in the worst, it can cause the wrongful death of a child.

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Learn more about how we can help with your case during a free initial evaluation. Give our award winning attorneys a call at (954) 467-8800, or contact us online to schedule a time to speak with a member of our team.

Types of Birth Asphyxia Injuries

The most common injuries from a lack of oxygen during labor and delivery are:

  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Seizure disorders
  • Loss of certain senses, such as vision or hearing
  • Developmental delays
  • Complete or incomplete paralysis
  • Infant death

If your child suffered any of the above injuries, medical negligence may have been to blame. Still, you may have trouble uncovering the truth on your own—many doctors do not want to admit to doing anything wrong. At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., we will help you find the truth. We will also make sure that, if negligence exists, the at-fault medical provider answers for their wrongful actions.

Trust Our Experienced Birth Asphyxia Attorneys

Our Fort Lauderdale attorney team shares over 60 years of practical legal experience. We are committed to fighting for the victims of negligence, especially those who were harmed during labor and delivery.

If you and your baby have been injured, turn to our multigenerational law firm for skilled, knowledgeable legal help. We are proud to say our advocacy has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for our clients.

Contact us online for a free consultation with a Fort Lauderdale birth asphyxia lawyer.

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