Birth Injury Litigation

Birth Injury Litigation

Legally Reviewed By
Doug Morris

Birth Injury Attorneys Help Families Facing Stressful Legal Hurdles

We don’t rest until you get the justice and compensation you deserve

Birth injury cases are, by their very nature, highly emotional and tragic. Having a child is supposed to be one of the happiest occasions, but that happiness is shattered when another’s negligent actions cause unimaginable harm to your child. The negligence attorneys at Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC understand the painful and traumatic circumstances surrounding birth injuries and take the time to provide the highest level of compassionate and personalized representation.

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So you've been in a car accident. What happens next? There are many things that you should do but here are the three most important:

Number One: See a doctor immediately. 

A broken bone is easy to see, but some injuries are not. The most common injuries from car accidents happen in the neck, back, or head. The only way to diagnose and treat them is by seeing a doctor. A doctor can help ease the pain, provide medication, reassure you of how your injury may impact your daily life, and tell you what not to do to make it worse.

A visit to the doctor can also give you legally protected time off to recover and rest your body after an accident, and it documents and provides the evidence you may need for your case. Even a five-mile-per-hour car accident can cause a serious injury. So whether you've had a severe accident or a minor collision, see a doctor. And if you don't have medical insurance, let us know and we'll make sure that you receive the proper care. 

Number Two: Write everything down.

Even if it seems small, during times of stress or injury it is common to forget the little details. Make sure you keep note of the pain that you're in. With neck, back, and head injuries, sometimes simple activities such as walking up the stairs or picking up a toddler may cause severe pain. 

You may not be sleeping well at night. Documenting how much you sleep and how often you wake up due to pain is also very important. And lastly, if you have any cuts or bruises, take daily photos as you heal. This will provide visual evidence of the injuries that you've suffered. 

Number Three: Do not speak to an insurance company until you've spoken to a lawyer.

Please understand that the insurance adjuster works for a billion-dollar corporation and not for you. Their interests are solely for their insurance company, and their goal is to provide you with the least amount of financial settlement as quickly as possible. When you do speak with them, remember they will record the conversation. Why do they do this? Because they've been trained to ask questions that may confuse you. So talk to us before you talk to them. 

So remember: See a doctor, document everything, and call us before calling the insurance company for your free private consultation. We are here for you. Real tough lawyers fighting real tough issues.

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What are the most common types and causes of birth injuries?

Recent statistics indicate that birth injuries have become less common over the past few decades with advancements in medicine, but there are still approximately 6-8 birth injuries for every 1000 live births. The most common types of birth injuries are:

  • Soft tissue injuries to the scalp and extremities due to applying a vacuum to the head during delivery and excessive force and pressure during deliver
  • Scalpel cuts during Cesarean deliveries
  • Brachial plexus injuries such as fractures in the arms, clavicle or cervical spine and paralysis of the arms known as Erb’s Palsy
  • Cranial nerve and spinal cord injuries often related to the use of forceps during delivery
  • Laryngeal nerve injuries due to head movements during delivery

There are many different factors that contribute to birth injuries including:

  • The use of forceps or vacuum suction during delivery
  • The size and shape of the mother’s pelvis
  • Breech vaginal deliveries
  • Prolonged labor
  • Excessive traction
  • Improper resuscitation
  • Extremely premature babies
  • Large-for-date babies

Regardless of the specific circumstances of your child’s delivery, your doctors, nurses and patient care techs have a duty to provide a certain standard of care. Depending upon your situation, the doctor must determine what type of delivery is safest for both you and your child and execute such a delivery without negligence. Following childbirth, the child must be thoroughly examined for any physical or neurological deficits that may have resulted during birth. Birth injuries often have significant and long-term complications if left untreated as soon as possible. Our trial-tested negligence attorneys have helped numerous parents recover compensation for their child’s injuries and are ready to answer any questions you may have about your own situation.

T. Andrews

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“Attorneys Greg Francis and Ryan Fletcher at Osborne & Francis Law Firm represented me in my personal injury case.The defendant drew a line in the sand and was adamant on a settlement amount I was almost willing to accept. After the dust settled and the smoke cleared, we settled for 3 times that amount!!! When they say ‘Real Tough Lawyers,’ they mean it.”

C. Smith

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“I am so thankful for EVERYONE, the entire staff at Osborne & Francis Law, for mentoring me through the mediation process with my hip replacement failures. I didn't realize how MUCH pressure they relieved me of by helping me deal with the reality of this traumatic time in my life, as it was OVER so quickly with a positive result. My family is grateful to have their mom HAPPY & FOCUSED on the future, rather than worrying over what happened in the past! FAST FORWARD, we are LIVING LIFE to the fullest once again!”

Erica F.

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"Best personal injury attorney around, I could not be happier! I was seriously injured in a car accident and Osborne and Francis helped me through the entire process. I was blown away by how knowledgeable the staff and attorneys are at this incredible law firm. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm to friends and family!"

J. Davis

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“I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer/ firm — everything was done professionally exactly how I wanted. Due to COVID my personal attorney Mr. Garcia was still able to make things work in a timely manner and he never made me feel like he wasn’t working. Overall I’m happy with how my case turned out and I would recommend him and this law firm to anyone. 100% satisfied.”

E. Holland

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Dennis and the other Osborne & Francis staff were amazing! Our case was HUGE and required tender loving care. Everyone on our case did their part by putting all the puzzle pieces together. We were given step by step updates and put at ease when our nerves got the best of us. For every inquiry we made we received a timely response...You are appreciated!

Alfred

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Quick and fair resolution to a unique case. On advice of my own attorney, I engaged Joseph Osborne of Osborne & Francis of Boca Raton, FL. Mr. Osborne had considerable experience in cases such as mine and the results showed that. Mr. Osborne and his staff were very helpful, kept me up to date, and listened to my input. The settlement was very fair as far as I am concerned.

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Trust our compassionate and tenacious birth injury attorneys to guide you through the entire legal process

At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our injury attorneys understand the emotional and financial hardships you face following a negligently handled childbirth experience. We provide one-one-one representation in a comfortable and approachable environment. To discuss your case and pursue your legal rights, call (561) 293-2600 or contact us online today. Consultations are free and we take all cases on a 100% contingency basis.

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