Orlando Birth Injury Lawyer
A child’s birth should be a time of great joy and celebration. However, when a birth injury such as Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, hypoxia or shoulder dystocia occurs due to negligence, elation turns to devastation as parents and family members are suddenly faced with a child’s uncertain future.
During this emotionally and financially difficult time, an experienced Orlando birth injury attorney at NeJame Law can help provide legal assistance and advice to families affected by birth injuries.
Often times when birth injuries occur, people feel there is no explanation as to what has happened, and simply assume there is no valid cause. However, statistics suggest that nearly one half of birth injuries are potentially avoidable with recognition and anticipation of obstetric risk factors.
Birth Injuries Causes
Among the most common factors that can lead to a birth injury are:
- Prolonged labor
- Difficult labor or delivery
- Failure to perform a timely C-Section
- Failure to recognize that the baby is in distress
- Depriving the baby of oxygen during delivery
- Using excessive force during delivery
- Failure to correctly estimate the weight or size of a child before delivery
Birth Trauma: Common Injuries
The birth process is a blend of compression, contractions, torques, and traction. When fetal size, presentation, or neurologic immaturity complicates this event, such birthing forces may lead to tissue damage, edema, hemorrhage, or fracture to the child. The use of obstetric instrumentation may further amplify the effects of such forces or may cause injury alone.
Injuries sustained during the delivery process range from mild to severe, depending on the type of the injury and the part of the body that is affected. Among them are:
- Light bruising
- Broken bones and fractures
- Bleeding of the brain
- Bells’ palsy, or damage of the baby's facial nerve
- Cerebral palsy due to oxygen deprivation or to a traumatic brain injury
- Erb’s palsy
Children who suffer from birth injuries, such as brain damage, Cerebral and Erb's Palsy, usually require extensive therapy and medical attention throughout the course of their lives. These medical bills can become overwhelming and could potentially warrant a lawsuit, which can be an effective punishment against negligent or inattentive medical treatment.
Contact our Birth Injury Attorneys in Orlando, Central Florida
If you suspect your child has suffered an injury during child birth,Help is Here! Contact an experienced Orlando Birth Injury lawyer from NeJame Law for a no-cost evaluation of your case. Our attorneys are compassionate, knowledgeable and ready to help you with your Central Florida birth injury case. Call us at 407-500-0000 where we can be reached 7 days a week. You may also fill out a form online or email us directly at PersonalInjury@NeJamelaw.com. We also handle cases in Orlando, Winter Park, Windermere, Kissimmee, Central Florida and throughout the State of Florida. We value your privacy and will keep any information strictly confidential.