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Seeking Restitution for Birth Injuries

Brevard County Birth Injury Attorney

Children who suffer injury at birth are often left with some form of physical impairment, and will frequently require ongoing medical care and accommodations to help them function in life. The child may also be prevented from earning a sufficient income to attain financial independence, and might never fully be able to enjoy all that life has to offer. If your child was injured during labor or delivery and now has a condition such as Erb's palsy or cerebral palsy, you should not hesitate to seek legal counsel to determine whether you have grounds for a medical malpractice claim to recover financial compensation.

Many parents make the mistake of assuming that their child's birth injury was unavoidable, whereas the fact is that the injury may be the result of negligence on the part of the obstetrician who attended the birth. If it can be proven that the doctor is at fault for your child's injury, we can help you pursue a settlement to cover the costs of your child's medical treatment, as well as compensation for reduced future earning power and even damages for pain and suffering. High Stack Gordon Kirby is one of the oldest and most accomplished personal injury firms in the state, and we have recovered more than $100 million for our clients-let us fight for your family!

Common Causes of Birth Injury

While some birth injuries are unavoidable, many can be prevented through alert medical attention and proper diagnosis of developing conditions. For example, mothers with especially large babies or a narrow pelvis are more susceptible to shoulder dystocia, a condition wherein the child's shoulder becomes stuck during delivery. When this occurs, the doctor will sometimes use excessive force in pulling on the baby's arm, causing a paralyzing brachial plexus injury known as Erb's palsy. Ordering a C-section delivery could potentially prevent this situation from occurring.

Similarly, if a delivery becomes stalled, the umbilical cord may be compressed, causing hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy-a condition of oxygen deprivation which may result in cerebral palsy. An attorney from our firm will carefully investigate the medical records and any witness testimony to gather evidence to support your claim and will work to secure a fair settlement for your child's losses.

Contact a Brevard County personal injury lawyer at our firm today to learn how we can help you maximize compensation for your claim.

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