Childbirth is a delicate process requiring careful attention by highly trained professionals. Injuries that occur during delivery can have long-term consequences for a child’s health and quality of life, and in some extremely unfortunate cases, birth injuries can prove fatal.
At the law firm of Cronin & Maxwell, PL, our Jacksonville birth injury lawyers help parents pursue medical malpractice claims on behalf of children who have been injured during the birthing process. Our attorneys are committed to getting clients the justice they deserve.
One of the most common birth injuries is oxygen deprivation (hypoxia), which can result in cerebral palsy, a serious neurological disorder. While not all cases of cerebral palsy are caused by oxygen deprivation during delivery, many cases have been traced back to this cause.
Cerebral palsy can have a severe impact on a child’s physical and mental development. Many people with cerebral palsy require special care and treatment throughout their lives.
If your child has developed cerebral palsy as a result of doctor negligence or any other medical malpractice during delivery, you deserve an opportunity to hold the responsible parties accountable and obtain compensation for the harm done to your child and your family.
Our firm pursues malpractice claims on behalf of children with cerebral palsy and other common disorders such as Erb’s palsy, which is caused by shoulder dystocia during delivery.
Military families should expect the same level of medical care as civilians. Like all health care professionals, military doctors must adhere to strict standards of care.
When they fail to check fetal monitoring strips, administer improper medications, make surgical errors in cases involving shoulder dystocia or commit emergency room mistakes, your family deserves justice. For over a decade, we have been helping the families of military personnel throughout the world file birth-injury lawsuits and gain the compensation they need to cover medical and other expenses.
We understand the challenges presented by filing a medical malpractice claim against the military. We regularly deal with the military system and the stringent guidelines presented by the Federal Tort Claims Act and the Military Claims Act.
Injuries caused by fetal distress during childbirth are not always diagnosed right away, but the state of Florida places time limits on medical malpractice claims, so it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as you have reason to believe your child may have been injured during delivery.
Our medical malpractice attorneys at Cronin & Maxwell have the experience to determine whether you have a birth injury claim and, if so, to pursue the compensation your child deserves. To discuss your birth injury claim, please contact us at 904-388-9555 or by email.