Orlando Birth Injuries

Babies are quite vulnerable during the birthing process. A little too much force applied to an arm or a lack of care with medical instruments can translate into a lifetime of disability and limitations for a newborn.

Medical facilities are not always forthright when mistakes occur, and parents with children who suffered birth injuries are often left wondering if their child's injuries were simple misfortune or the result of medical negligence on the part of Orlando doctors and medical staff.

If your child has been diagnosed with Erb's palsy, brain damage, or other forms of birth injury due to irregularities during child birth, you owe it to yourself and to your child to know for sure.

The Florida birth injury attorneys at Morgan & Morgan know how to spot medical mistakes and can spot the telltale signs of medical negligence during the birth process. We fight to hold medical facilities accountable when their lack of care causes permanent injury to a newborn — and to get the compensation you need to care for your child if those injuries were caused by avoidable mistakes. Contact us for a free consultation today.

What Causes Birth Injuries?

Complications during delivery can injure newborns in many ways. However, one of the most common types of birth injuries in Orlando involve nerves in the neck and shoulder. When a physician applies too much force to a baby's arm or neck during delivery, nerves in the spine or brachial plexus can be damaged, resulting in conditions such as Erb's palsy or Klumpke's palsy.

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, these conditions appear in one or two babies for every 1,000 live births and cause loss of feeling and dexterity, and potentially paralysis, in the arms.

Similarly, nerve damage elsewhere in the body — such as the face — can cause numbness, weakness, and paralysis. While the condition is often reversible, it can be permanent if the nerve damage is severe enough.

In other cases, complications during birth can deprive a newborn of oxygen, resulting in brain damage. This can lead to permanent cognitive delays as well as motor conditions such as cerebral palsy. These types of conditions are often permanent and can require a lifetime of medical care to manage and mitigate.

Why Is It Important to Hold Doctors Accountable for Birth Injuries?

A child with a permanent birth injury in Florida can expect to face a lifetime of challenges. And the parents of that child will likely incur mounting expenses in their quest to give their child the best quality of life possible in spite of those injuries.

If you believe your newborn was injured because of medical negligence during or prior to delivery, legal action may be a way to help your child while also preventing injuries to other children. Consulting an experienced birth injury lawyer in Orlando may be your best hope of securing the compensation you need to care for your child.

Contact an Experienced Team of Florida Birth Injury Attorneys

It is hard for parents to know for sure if their child suffered medical negligence that resulted in birth injury. If your child has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury, cerebral palsy, brain damage, or any other similar injury, our team of Florida birth injury lawyers can examine your case to determine if medical negligence played a role.

Morgan & Morgan has a track record of success helping families hold doctors accountable for birth injuries and recover the compensation they need to give their children the best life possible.

Call us today at (407) 420-1414 or fill out our case review form to have your child's case evaluated for free by a birth injury attorney.

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