Florida has the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan, which can provide compensation to claimants for birth-related neurological injuries to the brain or spinal cord of babies. The injury must be from a mechanical injury or oxygen deprivation that occurred during the labor, delivery, or resuscitation in the immediate postdelivery period and must leave the […]
Many different factors go into the settlement amount of a birth injury lawsuit, so it is difficult to answer the question of how much the average settlement is. So much of the outcome depends on the unique circumstances of your case.
A settlement happens when the plaintiff and defendant reach an agreement on how much compensation […]
If your child sustained a birth injury, you should explore the legal remedies available to help with current and future medical and personal care costs. Depending on the circumstances of the case, your child might need assistance for the rest of his life.
Your remedies will depend on the type of birth injury your child experienced. […]
Every case is different, so we cannot give a standard number for the compensation your child can receive for a birth injury. However, we can explain that the amount of compensation will depend on several factors, including the type of birth injury, the severity of the birth injury, anticipated short-term and long-term impacts of the […]
Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a brain dysfunction that can occur in babies during pregnancy, while the mother is in labor, or even during the delivery process.
The name of the condition is made up of three parts:
Hypoxic (meaning a lack of oxygen)
Ischemic (meaning a restriction of blood flow)
Encephalopathy (meaning a disorder of […]
The birth of a baby is a miracle, but it does not come without its challenges or dangers. While some births are easy and everything goes perfectly, not all births happen this way. Some babies suffer birth injuries, such as caput succedaneum.
What is caput succedaneum? How does it happen?
Caput succedaneum, or swelling in a newborn […]
Your child is a miracle and bringing her into the world is worth all the pain and struggle you went through during labor and delivery. But what happens when the pain does not stop there? If your child sustained a birth injury during delivery, is the doctor liable? In some cases, a doctor is liable, […]
Injuries that occur during the birth of a new baby are sometimes unavoidable due to complications that arise during the labor and delivery process. In other cases, however, life-altering birth injuries occur due to the negligence of doctors or other medical personnel. Injuries that occurred during deliveries utilizing assistive birthing instruments, such as forceps injury […]