Was your baby injured at birth, resulting in brain damage? You may be eligible to receive compensation. Our Miami infant brain damage lawyers at Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers know how to fight for you and your baby. We will do everything we can to hold the hospital and medical personnel accountable for your baby’s suffering.
Childbirth is expected to be a time of joy. Unfortunately, sometimes things go terribly wrong. The smallest error in judgment can result in birth injuries with lifelong implications.
Contact our Miami, Florida law offices at (305) 937-0191 to discuss your case with our experienced medical malpractice lawyers. We will review your case and help you understand the legal options available to you.
We operate under a contingency fee pay structure, so you owe us no attorney’s fees unless we secure compensation for you and your baby.
How Can Our Miami Birth Injury Lawyers Help If Your Baby Suffered Infant Brain Damage?
At Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers, our Miami personal injury attorneys take pride in offering exceptional legal services to our clients. Every case is important to us, and when children are involved, we are even more tenacious in seeking justice.
Knowing that your infant’s brain damage was the result of negligence is especially devastating because it could have been avoided if medical personnel had provided an adequate level of care.
With over $100 million recovered for clients and over 100 years of combined legal experience, our Miami personal injury lawyers know how to get justice and make the negligent parties pay for what they’ve done.
When you choose us to represent you and your baby, we’ll get started on the following:
- Investigate to understand exactly what happened
- Gather and examine all medical and hospital records
- Identify and speak to eyewitnesses and all medical staff involved
- Consult leading Miami medical experts on brain injuries in infants
No parent should ever have to go through this nightmare. Let us help alleviate some of your pain by ensuring that the responsible parties face consequences for their actions.
Reach out to us today to meet with our Miami medical malpractice lawyers. You don’t have to go through any of this alone. Our attorneys at the Miami-Dade County are ready to advocate for you.
What Causes Infant Brain Damage?
Brain damage in infants is often the result of medical malpractice before, during, or soon after birth. In many cases, mistakes made by doctors and other medical staff could have been prevented.
When doctors don’t use their skills and knowledge to make the right decisions, patients can hold them accountable for failing to deliver adequate care.
Medical malpractice can include:
- Not ordering necessary tests
- Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis
- Failure to adequately treat
- Errors during surgery
- Issues with anesthesia
- Failing to consider allergies when prescribing medicine
- Wrong prescriptions
One of the main causes of brain damage in infants is oxygen deprivation. A baby that struggles with breathing should receive hypothermic treatment immediately. In order for this treatment to be administered timely and effectively, brain damage must be immediately identified.
No matter what caused your baby’s brain damage, our Miami medical malpractice attorneys know how to examine medical records to get answers.
What Are the Signs of Infant Brain Damage?
Infant brain damage is sometimes immediately visible. Babies may be born with a misshapen head or similar deformity. In other cases, the damage is not as obvious, and signs of brain damage may take months to manifest.
As a child grows older, parents may become aware of developmental problems.
Signs of infant brain damage can include:
- Crying excessively
- Contortions and seizures
- Facial distortions
- Problematic eye movement
- Trouble hearing or seeing
Other signs include fatigue, light sensitivity, or difficulties with feeding.
What Compensation Can You Recover for Infant Brain Damage in Miami, FL?
Medical malpractice – such as actions that cause infant brain damage – is a form of personal injury.
Compensation in personal injury cases generally falls into two categories:
- Economic damages, which include financial losses such as medical bills, loss of income, in-home medical care, medical equipment, and physical therapy.
- Non-economic damages, which include personal losses such as emotional distress, pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, disability, and embarrassment.
You can rest assured that our Miami birth injury attorneys will calculate your damages carefully and consider every possible source of compensation.
Contact Shaked Law Personal Injury Lawyers Today to Speak With a Miami Infant Brain Damage Attorney
Infant brain damage is a devastating tragedy. As a result of medical malpractice, your baby is facing a lifetime of medical and personal issues. You have enough to worry about without wondering how you will manage to pay for all the care your baby will require. We can help.
Contact our Miami, FL law offices as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation. We will review your case and show you how we can help make this difficult time more bearable.