Neonatal ICU Error Litigation

Neonatal ICU Error Litigation

Seeking Justice for Victims of Neonatal Intensive Care Negligence

Taking legal action on behalf of your child

Personnel in neonatal intensive care units are supposed to be the most highly trained and talented staff in any hospital. This is because of the sensitivity of newborn babies—especially when there are complications. Medical malpractice attorneys at Osborne & Francis take aggressive legal action when neonatal intensive care unit staff fails to live up to their responsibility to care for your newborn child. We recover compensation for harm caused and financial security for any further medical treatment needed.

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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.

The challenges of proving medical malpractice in a Florida neonatal intensive care unit

The greatest hurdle for a plaintiff in these cases is proving that the harm was caused by the hospital. With the burden of proof on the plaintiff, this can be a challenge because birth injuries occur for many different reasons. It takes a skilled attorney who specializes in medical malpractice for neonatal patients to gather evidence and properly prepare for one of these cases. Clearly proving the cause of the injuries to your child is the only way to recover full and fair compensation from those that are responsible for the harm that has been done to your child so early in their life.

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Common types of injuries that are specific to newborns

Newborns are more fragile and vulnerable to specific harms. Our neonatal malpractice attorneys have an advanced understanding of these injuries and how they are going to impact the rest of your child’s life. With proper treatment, some of the injuries can be overcome by the time that your child is an adult. We recover compensation from those that are responsible for the injuries and make sure that your child is going to receive the medical rehabilitation they need for those injuries for the rest of their lives. The most common injuries from neonatal intensive care unit malpractice include:

  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Preventable Fractions
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Neonatal Hypoglycemia Treatment Inadequacies
  • Wry Neck
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Brain Damage and Head Trauma

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Contact one of our medical malpractice attorney to discuss your child’s neonatal ICU injuries

Your newborn deserves the best medical care possible. When they do not receive that, they deserve justice. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm, PLLC, our neonatal malpractice attorneys tenaciously pursue justice on behalf of your child. We offer free initial consultations to discuss your legal options. Call us at (561) 293-2600 or contact us online to make an appointment.

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