Were You or Your Child Injured During Birth? We Can Help.
When a child is born, it should be a joyful event for the parents. Unfortunately, complications can happen, and doctors and other medical workers may not always handle the emergency correctly. The result could be an injury to your newborn child. Even some of the most common injuries from birth can result in permanent disability for a child. So, what exactly constitutes a birth injury?
Types of Birth Injuries
Since different injuries require different types of treatment, the compensation for your baby’s injuries can vary, but the attorneys at Leifer & Ramirez will work with specialists to ensure that you get the amount of damages you deserve. Common birth injuries include, but are not limited to:
- C-Section Injuries
- Zofran Injuries
- Erb’s Palsy and Brachial Plexus Palsy
- Brain Damage
- Cephalohematoma Injuries
- Shoulder Dystocia
Physical injuries can obviously impair your child’s physical abilities, but the emotional impact your child may suffer due to their injuries must be considered when determining a settlement. Cognitive damages can also result from birth injuries, requiring your child to need care for their entire lives.
Birth Injury Lawsuits Can Be Imperative for Your Child’s Future
Birth injuries can clearly result in lifelong complications and disability for your child. Although some may heal with time, others leave children permanently disabled. In either case, your family deserves to be compensated for the emotional and physical damages you have suffered at the hands of a negligent medical professional.
Compensation for Birth Injuries
Sadly, insurance companies aren’t in the business of giving out settlements. They are in the business of making money. A birth injury can result in thousands of dollars of medical expenses that otherwise wouldn’t have been necessary. If you or your child has been injured during birth, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses from the birth as well as future medical costs, pain and suffering, your child’s loss of future earnings, and your child’s loss of enjoyment of life.
When a settlement is offered by an insurance company, they will seldom offer the full amount you are entitled to. They will likely pay the medical expenses, but rarely take into consideration the long-term impact to you and your child. That’s why it is important to have an experienced Florida birth injury attorney on your side.
Contact a Birth Injury Attorney Today
The Florida attorneys at Leifer & Ramirez have handled many birth injury cases that are likely similar to yours. We will use our knowledge to help determine what a settlement amount would be for your case. Birth injury cases are complex and confusing and require specialists to testify on your behalf. Our attorneys will work to ensure that your case is handled quickly and correctly so that you can focus on your newborn rather than the daunting task of attempting a lawsuit on your own. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at one of our conveniently located Florida offices.