Orlando Birth Injury Lawyer
If your baby was injured at birth and you suspect that doctor negligence
played a role, do not delay in contacting Todd Miner Law. With decades
of combined legal experience handling a variety of personal injury cases,
our Orlando birth injury attorneys know how to hold negligent doctors
accountable for their failure to meet their duty of care.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- Hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for clients
- No attorney fees unless we win your case
- More than 50 years of combined legal experience
- Both attorneys have achieved AV®Preeminent™ ratings with Martindale-Hubbell®
For a free case evaluation, please
contact our firm.
Types of Birth Injuries
Obstetrical doctors and nurses are trained to look for signs of fetal distress
during labor and delivery, and to act quickly when they are identified
in order to avoid injuring the baby and mother. Failure to identify and
respond to these signs can result in a devastating and preventable birth
injury with lifelong consequences. Similarly, improper use of birth-assisting
tools such as vacuum extractors and forceps, or improper use of birth-assisting
drugs like Pitocin, can also cause lasting harm to a baby. If you believe
your child’s birth injury resulted from the error of a healthcare
professional or hospital, you may have grounds for a
medical malpractice claim.
Doctor negligence can result in the following preventable birth injuries:
Cerebral palsy, resulting in permanent damage to movement, posture, and muscle tone
Cephalohematoma, resulting in bleeding beneath an infant’s scalp
Caput succedaneum, a swelling of the newborn’s scalp caused by prolonged pressure
Brachial plexus injuries, affecting the nerves of the shoulder, arm, and hand
Brain injuries, resulting from a lack of oxygen to the baby
Bone fractures, caused by excessive and overly-forceful pulling during delivery
Fetal stroke, resulting from birth asphyxia
Spinal cord injury, often resulting from a missed diagnosis of spina bifida
Facial paralysis, in which excessive pressure damages a baby’s facial nerves
Birth injuries can result in lifelong physical and cognitive disability,
which can have a huge impact on not just the victim, but their family
as well. Expensive, ongoing medical treatment may be required throughout
the child’s life. As the child grows, they may require caregivers
and other resources to accommodate their special needs. Parents may have
to give up their jobs in order to provide full-time care to the child.
With so many financial burdens, it is important to take legal action to
hold negligent doctors accountable for their error.
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It is important that you take immediate action if you suspect you have
a claim in order to protect your right to legal recourse. If you wait
too long and the statute of limitations expires, you may be forever barred
from bringing a claim.
Todd Miner Law stands ready to assist you during this difficult time.
To speak with an attorney about your potential case and your legal options,
please call (407) 269-5877. Initial
consultations are provided free of charge.