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Birth Defect Lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida

The day that your child is born should be one of the happiest moments of your life. However, sometimes serious medical complications may arise and put your baby’s health at risk. When a doctor or medical professional does not handle the situation properly, your infant may suffer injuries or illnesses that can leave him or her permanently disabled. In the worst cases, mishandled childbirth complications may result in death.

If your child has suffered a birth injury because your physician did not react to a dangerous situation in the proper manner, then you have a legal right to pursue damages.

Common Birth Injuries

  • Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome
  • Twin birth defect
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy/Brachial plexus palsy
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Facial paralysis
  • Newborn jaundice
  • Bruising and lacerations from forceps
  • Bone injury/fracture
  • Cranial or spinal cord injury
  • Spinal birth defects
  • Intra-abdominal injury
  • Brain or head injury
  • Infant hematoma
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Umbilical cored strangulation
  • Asphyxia
  • Injuries from vacuum birth
  • C-section injuries
  • Childbirth complications
  • High-risk pregnancies

There are a number of causes of tragic birth injuries – most of which are related to medical negligence on behalf of the acting physician. When the doctor fails to provide reasonable care for the mother and child during labor and delivery, he or she may be legally responsible for any injuries or disabilities that occur. Careless physicians may fail to account for:

  • Abnormally large fetal head
  • Baby with too large or small a birth weight
  • An oddly-shaped pelvis (on the mother)
  • Prolonged labor
  • Unusual birth position, such as breech birth
  • Premature birth
  • Delivery complications

Should the doctor fail to respond to complications associated with any of the above conditions, such as bleeding or fetal distress, then an innocent child is put at risk of suffering injury or even death.

Call The Law Offices of Fred Tromberg at (904) 396-5321
or email us for a free initial consultation.