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Birth Injury

Our Child Birth Injury Lawyers in The Villages help the families of children that have suffered injuries and harm caused by the errors or mistakes by medical staff or doctors. Our goal is to see to it that adequate financial compensation is recovered so that the child harmed can live their best possible life.

Birth injuries are categorized as a specific area of personal injury law, and unlike injuries incurred in a car accident or motorcycle crash, some birth injuries may not be detected right away and may not present themselves for a several months or even years. Likewise, numerous birth injuries could have been prevented with proper medical care.

Parents do not expect childbirth to harm their baby, but the truth is that medical mistakes and errors can lead to unnecessary birth injuries that may be mild or potentially leave a child suffering from a disability for the rest of their life.

Our Birth Injury Lawyers in The Villages may be able to help your family in a few ways:

  • We can start by building a case against the doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals who delivered your child. We can also establish liability with the hospital where your child was delivered.
  • Collect any supporting evidence that may help your case, such as medical records and witness testimonies.
  • File your claim with the appropriate court and work aggressively towards recovering a financial settlement or court award.

No amount of money can replace what your family and child has lost, but it can make sure that your child receives the medical care and treatment they will need. While we cannot guarantee a specific dollar amount for your case, we can promise that we will fight for what is fair and won’t be pushed around to accept anything less. Call us now in The Villages at 352-369-5334 or contact us online to find out more information on how we may be able to help with your birth injury claim.

Could my Child’s Birth Injury Have Been Prevented?

No two birth injuries are entirely the same, but there are many birth injuries that could have been averted if proper medical care was utilized.

Most doctors and nurses have years of experience when it comes to delivering babies, which means they should be well trained and educated on how to prevent birth injuries from happening. However, medical professionals are human and can make mistakes. When these mistakes lead to birth injuries, this constitutes medical malpractice or medical negligence.

What Birth Injuries are the Result of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice or negligence is not the same as a simple error. This is a dangerous mistake on the medical staff (doctor, nurse, etc.) to uphold their proper standard of care for their patients.

  • Birth injuries that are the result of medical malpractice may include:
  • Not diagnosing an infection in the mother or baby
  • Improperly administering any medications to mother or baby
  • Delivering a baby with excessive force, resulting in physical harm to the mother or child
  • Not using forceps or extractors correctly during delivery
  • C-section mistakes

While mistakes can happen, you should not be forced to suffer the emotional hardships that come along with these birth injuries or the thousands of dollars in medical expenses to try and treat a birth injury caused by a negligent healthcare professional. This is where our Villages Birth Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help. Call us today at 352-369-5334 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation so that we can review your case.

How Can a Villages Birth Injury Attorney at Whittel & Melton Help Me and my Family?

Our Villages Birth Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton want to help you take legal action against any negligent doctors or other medical personnel that caused your child to suffer a birth injury. We have the knowledge and experience needed to mount the best possible case on your behalf, which includes gathering medical records and other vital information that will serve as evidence for your claim.

Once we have established that you have a valid birth injury claim, we will get to work filing a lawsuit to recover the financial compensation your family needs and deserves.

Financial compensation can help cover the costs associated with medical care like surgeries and medications, home care costs like a full-time nurse, physical therapy and rehabilitation, other costs related to your child’s injury, and emotional damages, pain and suffering, and more. Without the help of a birth injury lawyer, you may not be able to recover compensation, so our goal is to make this process easier on you so that you can focus on caring for your child and family while we fight the insurance companies involved for what is fair. You can call us today in The Villages at 352-369-5334 or contact us online for a free consultation to learn more.

What Types of Cases Do Our Villages Birth Injury Lawyers Take On?

We have experience handling the following birth injury claims:

  • Brachial Plexus Neuropraxia
  • Brachial Plexus Neuroma
  • Brachial Plexus Avulsion
  • Brachial Plexus Rupture
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Klumpke Paralysis
  • Femoral Nerve Dysfunction
  • Fetal Distress
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Oxygen Asphyxia
  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)
  • Lumbosacral Plexus Injury
  • Perineal Tears
  • Uterine Prolapse

While some lawyers may only handle specific birth injuries, our Villages Birth Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are prepared to take on any birth injury claim that arises from a medical professional’s mistake. Despite what type of birth injury your child suffered, you and your child deserve justice. We will fight tirelessly to get you the financial compensation you and your family are entitled to. We genuinely want to help you. Call us today at 352-369-5334 or contact us online for a completely free consultation.

When Should I Hire a Villages Birth Injury Lawyer at Whittel & Melton?

Once your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury, then you should get in touch with a lawyer to help you find out if medical malpractice is to blame. You have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit, so it is best to act fast. Every state has laws that restrict the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit, which is called a statute of limitations. In Florida, birth injury lawsuits must be filed within two years after the injury is discovered. If you do not file a lawsuit within this time frame, then you may not be able to even if you have a valid claim. We welcome you to call us at 352-369-5334 or contact us online today if you wish to learn more about your right to file a birth injury lawsuit in The Villages.

How Long Will my Birth Injury Lawsuit Take?

Our Villages Birth Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton will handle your case from start to finish, and there is no time limit on the legal services that we provide for you. Birth injury lawsuits are all different, and while one lawsuit could be concluded after a few months, another could be resolved in a few years. The time frame for your case will vary based on whether your case settles outside of court or proceeds to trial. We will do everything in our power to resolve your case as quickly and fairly as possible.

Contact Us Today to Get Started With Your Villages Birth Injury Claim

Families living with a child suffering from a birth injury should strongly consider working with a birth injury attorney. Each year, children suffer long-term and permanent disabilities due to a doctor or other medical professional’s mistakes. Our Villages Birth Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want to help victims recover financial compensation for the pain they have had to endure as a result of these mistakes. If you are looking for more information on what you need to do to file a birth injury lawsuit, then look no further - we can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to give your child a better quality of life.

We strongly urge you to call us today in The Villages at 352-369-5334 or contact us onlineto request a free consultation. We can answer all of your questions and provide you with the straightforward information you need to make the best decision for you and your family. We want to provide you with the guidance and support you need during this difficult time. We want to see you recover the financial compensation you need to give your child all the tools they need to live a life that is full of happiness.

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