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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.
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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