Your Birth Injury Healing Starts Here.

When you start a family, you enlist a medical team to help you safely care for both the mother and child. Unfortunately, medical professionals make mistakes, too, and accidents can occur during childbirth. Those mistakes can cost us and our children their well-being.

It is not always clear what causes birth injuries, but if you believe you have been harmed by a medical professional or hospital during childbirth, you may qualify for a medical malpractice case. Contact our dedicated, caring, and experienced birth injury attorneys right away if you suspect you may be a victim.

Common Birth Injury Claims.

A birth injury is any form of preventable injury the mother or newborn sustained during the pregnancy, during delivery, or following delivery. Here are some examples of birth injuries.

• Preeclampsia
• Broken bones
• Paralysis
• Brain injuries
• Different types of palsies
• Infection
• Hemorrhage
• Jaundice
• Nerve injury

How Birth Injury and Medical Malpractice Compensation Works.

Compensation in Florida is a little tricky for medical malpractice. The law states that there should be a limit to what you are allowed to get when you bring a claim against a medical professional. These limitations only apply to compensation for things that are non-economic damages which include mental anguish, pain and suffering, stress, scarring and disfigurement, and loss of companionship. You will not see a cap for damages that are tactile and concrete such as your medical bills, lost wages, and treatments all past and future. There are more complicated aspects to these caps.

Additional Medical Malpractice Information.

Download the free Edwards & Ragatz P.A. Medical Malpractice Guide today for more information regarding what to do if you’ve been seriously injured by a physician or a hospital.

What We’ll Discuss During Your Free Birth Injury Case Consultation. 

  • Florida Statutes of Limitations: The statute of limitations is the amount of time you are given to bring your case to civil court. Medical malpractice is a little different from the other personal injury cases in Florida. Once you suspect you have a case, we urge you to contact us right away. 
  • Never Events: A “Never Event” is a clearly identifiable and measurable, serious, and usually preventable medical error or event. “Never Events” fall into a variety of categories and consist of medical errors such as bedsores, wrong-site surgery, and medication errors.
  • Other Events: Medical malpractice can occur in a number of different ways, including surgical events, product/device events, environmental events, criminal events, and more. Our goal is to uncover the truth and ensure medical professionals are held accountable.
  • Care Management: The failing of care management can range from bedsores and ulcers to a serious disability – or even patient death. From maternal disability after a low-risk pregnancy to Stage 3 decubitus ulcers, we will ensure any hardships caused as a result of care failings face trial.
  • Patient Protection: Whether it’s an infant discharged to the wrong person, or a patient’s attempted suicide resulting in serious disability while under the care of a health care facility, we will uncover how your loved one was not protected when they should have been.

Choosing a Birth Injury Lawyer.

Florida has created a number of protections for health care providers that do not exist for any other aspect of the law. If there is a misstep early in the case, it can be fatal to your case. This is why it’s so important to hire a truly seasoned and experienced medical malpractice lawyer. We hold the largest verdict in the nation for a medical malpractice case in the year 2012 for a reason. In these videos, Tom and Eric explain more about what to look for when selecting a medical malpractice lawyer, and how the foundation of our firm helps us continuously see success for our clients.

What Our Clients Have Said About Us.