How We Can Help
At Dennis Hernandez & Associates, our attorneys know a birth injury can have both physical and emotional consequences, and we also know that it will place a financial strain on the child’s family. Our experienced and knowledgeable team of Florida lawyers have seen families struggle with the costs of specialized care, schooling, physical therapy and other care that is needed. When a birth trauma is caused by the negligence of a doctor or other healthcare provider, the family may be able to recover compensation for these costs through a lawsuit. Our Florida birth injury lawyers have experience handling claims for birth injuries. We can determine whether your doctor took proper care during delivery, and the amount of damages that may be owed for your losses.
Injuries that happen at birth can be severe and life-altering for the child and the mother. Our firm understands that your immediate goals are to get all your medical bills paid, make sure your insurance company will pay for future costs and treatments relating to your child’s injury. An experienced birth injury attorney can discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
There are many types of birth injuries. Here are the most common ones:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brachial plexus injuries
- Breech birth complications
- Cerebral palsy and brain damage
- Erbs palsy
- Birth hypoxia and brain damage
- Death or trauma related to incorrect dosage of medicine
- Birth injury caused by vacuum extraction
- Birth injury caused by failure to perform a timely Caesarean section
What Can I Recover in a Birth Injury Claim?
The family of a child who suffers a severe birth injury as result of medical negligence may be entitled to monetary damages. Damages can cover both monetary losses, like lost wages, and intangible losses, like decreased quality of life.
In Florida, compensation lawsuit for birth injuries and trauma include the following:
- Current medical expenses as well as future expenses
- Additional costs (occupational therapy, counseling, in-home care, home modifications)
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of life’s enjoyment
Florida Birth Injury Attorney
Dennis Hernandez, a Tampa personal injury attorney, can help you. If you would like to learn more about your legal options, your child’s rights and how you might be able to recover damages for your child’s birth injury, you can call us 24/7. Our staff is dedicated to helping the victims and family members of birth injuries.