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., our personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale 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
- 70+ 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.
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 birth injury lawyers a call at (954) 467-8800.
Common Causes of Birth Asphyxia
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.
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
Learn more about how we can help with your personal injury 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.
$32.8 Million Birth InjuryAn unborn baby was in distress with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. His doctor and hospital medical team ignored signals and tests, which ultimately resulted in severe brain damage including cerebral palsy, spastic legs and arms, mental retardation, kidney failure and other conditions.
$5.8 Million Birth InjuryAn expectant mother went into the hospital with complications. Attending physicians did not properly communicate with each other, leading to the baby being born under duress with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.
$4 Million Birth InjuryA Palm Beach County jury has awarded $4 million on behalf of a child suffering from severe mental retardation that the family blamed on a delayed delivery in a West Palm Beach hospital more than 11 years ago.
If your child suffered any of the following 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, in South Florida, 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.
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
Trust Our Experienced Birth Asphyxia Attorneys
Our Fort Lauderdale birth injury legal team shares over 70 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.
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