Experienced Tampa Birth Injury Lawyer
What should be one of the happiest moments in a parent’s life can quickly turn tragic when their precious little one suffers an injury at birth. These types of birth injury lawsuit/medical malpractice cases can be emotionally and physically difficult on a family. Depending on the severity of the birth injury, babies could be forever impacted by the mistakes made by the medical professionals that were in charge of bringing them into this world. When birth injuries occur, someone needs to be held responsible. An experienced birth injury attorney near you can help make that happen. They will fight to bring parents the justice they deserve and to get them the best possible settlement to help deal with the medical costs that can occur from severe birth injuries.
If you or a loved one live in the Tampa area of Florida and have a child who has suffered a birth injury due to the negligence of medical staff don’t hesitate to reach out to the birth injury law firm of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. Our compassionate and experienced team can answer any questions you may have and fight to get you the compensation you need to help move forward.
Why Abrahamson & Uiterwyk Are the Right Choice as Your Florida Birth Injury Lawyers?
We Are a Law Firm With a Reputation for Excellence
That excellence has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report with a “Best Law Firm” rating, the Better Business Bureau as an accredited member, and Martindale-Hubbell receiving an “AV” Rating, which is the highest possible rating based on a national law firm rating system.
We’ve Been Around for Over 30 Years and Have Helped Over 20k Clients
When you hire Abrahamson & Uiterwyk to handle your Tampa birth injury claim you can be confident that we’re not some fly-by-night operation. As medical malpractice lawyers, we know the medical malpractice laws in Florida, and we’re deeply committed to the Tampa community.
You Don’t Pay Us Unless We Win
It costs you nothing to hire our Tampa birth injury lawyers. You pay no fees or costs unless we recover money for you. Our injury lawyers also offer free consultations. If you think you might have a claim, we are ready to discuss this with you.
We’re Frequently Referred Cases by Other Attorneys and by Former Clients
We consider it a great compliment that our colleagues in the legal profession, and our former clients, think highly enough of our Firm to refer us to their friends and family.
We’ve Earned thousands of positive Client Reviews
Perhaps the best indicator of the quality of our services as local injury lawyers are the kind words that our past clients have felt compelled to share. We encourage you to browse our reviews on Google, and to check out more written testimonials here.
We Are Not Afraid to Take Your Case to Trial
Many birth injury law firms in Tampa want to settle your case as quickly as possible. While promptness is certainly a goal of ours, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial if that’s what is in your family’s best interest.
What is a Birth Injury?
When a pregnant mother goes to a hospital while in labor, she is putting her trust in the medical professionals of that care center to deliver her baby. When there is a problem, and the otherwise healthy baby suffers an injury at the time of the delivery, this is known as a birth injury. Complications can arise in any delivery, and while some of these are unfortunately unavoidable, oftentimes doctors or nurses make a mistake that hurts the mother or the baby. There are a number of different types of injuries that a newborn could sustain at the hands of a medical professional including:
- Delayed cesarean sections (C-sections)
- Failure to administer specialized tests during pregnancy
- Failure to communicate patient conditions to the appropriate hospital personnel
- Failure to detect and treat infections
- Failure to detect and treat umbilical cord entrapment
- Failure to diagnose hypoxia, spina bifida, and other potentially dangerous conditions
- Failure to refer high-risk patients to specialists
- Improper use of forceps
- Improper use of vacuum extraction
Any of these actions are grounds to file a medical malpractice claim as they can lead to prolonged and in some cases life-long injuries and disabilities. If your child has suffered from any of the above afflictions, it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer in Tampa about your birth injury case. We are often able to fight for the rights of these birth injury victims by pursuing financial compensation.
Dealing With a Birth Injury
Depending on the severity of the injuries, your newborn could fully recover and grow into a healthy and happy child. Injuries such as bone fractures, like a broken collarbone from a doctor pulling the child out of the birth canal incorrectly and with too much force, or caput succedaneum, the improper use of a surgical vacuum for extraction of the child, although serious, are typically recoverable. That is not to say that there isn’t still the possibility of legal recourse to cover the costs of the medical bills involved in the child’s recovery process.
Other birth injuries can lead to lifelong disabilities requiring extensive medical care. Some of these include:
Cephalohematoma – Cephalohematoma involves bleeding in the brain beneath the cranium which appears as a lump on top of the newborn’s head. It can lead to jaundice, anemia, hypotension, and other potentially dangerous medical conditions.
Perinatal Asphyxia – Perinatal asphyxia results when there is inadequate oxygen flow to an infant’s brain. This can occur during pregnancy, during childbirth, or even after delivery. It can lead to problems with the circulatory, digestive, and respiratory systems, as well as other severe consequences.
Intracranial Hemorrhage – An intracranial hemorrhage is an injury that results in bleeding inside of the skull. In severe cases, intracranial hemorrhaging can lead to permanent brain damage.
Cerebral Palsy – Cerebral palsy is caused by injuries during brain development, which may occur before, during, or after childbirth. Severe cerebral palsy can have life-changing, and potentially life-threatening, consequences.
These are only some of the conditions that can be caused by mistakes made during your baby’s delivery. Each one requires extensive care and costly medical treatment and rehabilitation. When you are facing a different future and reality than the one you had planned for yourself and your child because of mistakes made by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professionals, you need someone to fight for you. The experienced Tampa birth injury lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk will fight to get you the compensation you need to try to move forward.
Recent Medical Malpractice Settlements in Florida
Birth injury cases can be quite complex involving multiple parties such as the doctor or nurse responsible as well as the care center the baby was delivered at. These cases are considered a form of medical malpractice claims. The personal injury lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk are honored to help clients during these difficult times whether it be related to a birth injury or some other injury sustained due to the negligence of medical staff.
Here are some recent medical malpractice settlement payouts that Abrahamson & Uiterwyk secured for their clients throughout Florida.
Medical Malpractice / Brain Injury Brevard County
Details: Following an accident on his scooter, our client suffered a head injury which required treatment at a local hospital. It was alleged that the hospital and/or the physicians failed to recognize the need to perform an emergency procedure, and, as a result, our client sustained severe brain damage.
Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death Leon County
Details: Female was a patient in the hospital. Due to an improper mixture of medication, she died. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk received this settlement on behalf of the deceased’s family.
Types of Possible Compensation for Birth Injuries in Tampa, FL
Moving forward when your beautiful newborn child is facing a life-changing birth injury can be difficult. There are a number of unexpected costs that you could now be facing such as medical treatments, extra care services, or renovations to your home for items such as wheelchair ramps. There is an emotional and physical toll when you see your little one suffering. The birth injury attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk want to help lighten that load as much as possible and fight to get you the compensation you need to help cover the burden of these costs. Some of the items a birth injury lawsuit will seek compensation for include:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Counseling expenses
- Physical therapy expenses
- Vehicle and home modifications
- In-home care
- Loss of income
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Contact a Birth Injury Lawyer in Tampa, FL
Your child sustaining a birth injury can have a devastating impact on you and your family. If you are dealing with a baby who has suffered a birth injury due to someone’s negligence and need more information from a birth injury lawyer in Tampa contact Abrahamson & Uiterwyk online or call 1-866-496-1875 to set up your free case consultation today. We have over 30 years of experience helping injured Floridians and have been serving injured victims and their loved ones in Tampa and throughout our area since 1988.
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