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With today’s medical knowledge and technology, most birth injuries are avoidable. From providing treatment during pregnancy to monitoring the mother and fetus during labor and making proper use of extraction tools during delivery, there are ways to prevent injuries that have the potential to impact children for the rest of their lives. Sadly, mistakes remain common, and our Tallahassee birth injury attorneys routinely represent new parents in birth injury claims against medical facilities throughout Florida and Georgia.

If your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury, it is important that you speak with an attorney. The financial costs of treating birth injuries can be substantial, and the non-financial effects can take an enormous toll on both parents and children. If you will be forced to stay home to care for your child, or if your child’s opportunities will be limited as he or she ages, the financial consequences can become even more severe. At Searcy Denney, our medical malpractice attorneys rely on decades of experience to help families who are struggling to cope with the effects of birth injuries; and, if your health care provider is to blame for your child’s condition, we can make sure you receive the compensation to which your family is legally entitled.

Claims Our Tallahassee Birth Injury Attorneys Handle 

Medical errors can cause a multitude of different types of birth injuries. At Searcy Denney, our Tallahassee birth injury attorneys represent families in cases involving injuries including:

  •       Anoxia
  •       Bone fractures
  •       Brain injuries
  •       Cerebral palsy
  •       Erb’s palsy
  •       Hypoxia
  •       Infections
  •       Shoulder dystocia
  •       Spasticity
  •       Spinal cord trauma

Common Medical Errors Resulting in Birth Injuries

These and other injuries can result from errors during all phases of pre-pregnancy planning, pregnancy, labor and delivery. When you engage our attorneys to represent you, your birth injury lawyer will work closely with our trusted medical experts to identify the specific cause of your child’s condition. Some of the most-common medical errors resulting in birth injuries include:

  •       Errors during c-section deliveries
  •       Failure to diagnose conditions and health risks during pregnancy
  •       Failure to limit blood loss during delivery
  •       Failure to maintain an adequate supply of oxygen
  •       Failure to monitor the mother or fetus
  •       Failure to perform a timely c-section
  •       Improper use of forceps and other extraction tools
  •       Medication errors[JF1] 
  •       Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) malpractice
  •       Premature or delayed inducement of delivery

When most families contact us, they don’t know what went wrong. That is what we expect. Birth injury cases are highly complex; and, unfortunately, many medical providers will try to obscure the truth rather than helping families recover. Our Tallahassee birth injury attorneys can determine if your family is entitled to financial compensation, and we encourage you to contact us promptly to discuss your case.

Compensation Available to Families in Florida Birth Injury Cases

Birth injuries can impact children’s and their parents’ lives for decades to come. Throughout the child’s lifetime, the financial costs can be substantial—and they can become insurmountable for many families. At Searcy Denney, our Tallahassee birth injury attorneys rely on decades of experience to help our clients recover just compensation for:

  • Current and Future Medical Expenses – Including all diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and therapy costs for as long as necessary.
  • Prescription and Medical Device Costs – Including all prescriptions, medical devices and medical equipment necessary to adequately care for your child’s injury and to address its long-term effects.
  • Lost Wages and Earning Capacity – Including your and your child’s loss of earnings due to your child’s care needs and the disabling effects of his or her injury.
  • Home Modifications and Other Expenses – Including installation of wheelchair ramps, elevators, and other accessibility needs.
  • The Need to Hire Service Providers – Including in-home nurses and other care providers, cleaning services, landscapers, and other service providers you need to hire to devote the necessary time to care for your child.

In addition to these financial costs, Florida families can recover just compensation for the non-financial effects of their children’s birth injuries as well. This includes recovering just compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of companionship, services, society and support
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Every family’s situation is different, and, to calculate your family’s losses, we will need to review the circumstances of your case in detail. To find out how much your family may be entitled to recover, schedule a free consultation with one of our Tallahassee birth injury attorneys today.

Should You File a Claim Under the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act (NICA)?

If you have been reading about your family’s legal rights online, you may have come across references to the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act (NICA). This statute gives families the opportunity to recover financial compensation in cases involving oxygen deprivation and mechanical injuries that occur during labor or delivery.

While filing a claim under NICA allows for the recovery of financial compensation without the need to prove fault, NICA provides access to compensation for medical costs only. It does not cover lost wages or earning capacity, and it does not cover the non-financial effects of a child’s birth injury. As a result, before filing a claim under NICA, it is essential to consult with a birth injury attorney to make an informed decision about what option is best for your family.

At Searcy Denney, we are passionate about helping families in cases involving birth injuries. We are committed to ensuring that our clients receive the full compensation they deserve under Florida law. If your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury, contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your family.

Discuss Your Case with the Tallahassee Birth Injury Attorneys at Searcy Denney

If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about your family’s legal rights, please contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. You can request an appointment 24/7 by calling us at 800-780-8607 or tell us how to reach you and we will be in touch shortly.

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