Personal Injury Attorneys in Florida Represent the Victims of Birth Injuries and Their Families in the Lakeland Area
Helping patients in Lakeland, Wauchula, Bartow, Haines City, Lake Wales, Winter Haven and Sebring with various conditions recover compensation for injuries
The actions of a negligent doctor or nurse can put your baby at risk for permanent injuries during the birth process. These injuries can lead to expensive medical conditions that your child will have to deal with for a lifetime, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy or debilitating brain injury.
If your child has been the victim of medical negligence, our lawyers at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. know how to properly fight for your rights to sue for damages in a malpractice case. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys provide legal support and representation tailored to your individual situation.
Types of birth injuries
A birth injury of any kind is devastating for a family. At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., our lawyers have experience helping victims deal with a range of different birth injuries. The most common of these include:
- Cerebral palsy — This term refers to several different brain injuries that a child can suffer during the birth process. The condition causes learning disabilities, limited motor functions and trouble with speech — and it lasts an entire lifetime. A doctor can cause this by negligently depriving a baby of enough oxygen during the delivery process.
- Erb’s palsy — This condition can result from the improper delivery of a child by a negligent doctor. This injury causes paralysis and nerve damage in a baby’s arms after a dangerous delivery. It happens when a baby’s head and neck are pulled toward the side when they pass through the birth canal. Erb’s palsy can be a temporary injury for a child, but it can also lead to permanent damage and side effects.
- Fetal distress — Fetal distress (or hypoxia) is a broad term for an injury that includes a fetus being deprived of oxygen during delivery. Doctors should be able to tell when a fetus is in trouble, but if they don’t, the resulting injuries can be long-lasting or even fatal.
While these injuries can occur regardless of a doctor’s efforts, many times these conditions can be avoided through better communication and attention to detail on the part of a medical professional. Our medical malpractice attorneys have handled numerous birth injury and surgical negligence cases during their careers, and they have the experience to know when a doctor is at fault for your situation.
Contact our experienced team of medical malpractice attorneys today
If you or your child has been the victim of a serious injury during the birth process, contact our attorneys at Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A. for comprehensive legal representation. You can reach us at 800.900.7734 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation on your case. We have offices located in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Sebring and Tampa for your convenience. And our attorneys represent clients throughout the Florida counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Highlands, Hardee, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Orange.