Florida Birth Injury Lawyers

ABC Law Centers handles cases nationwide

Florida birth injury attorneys who are here for your family.

Birth injuries can be obvious right away, especially if the baby is born not breathing or unresponsive at birth. However, in some cases, the injury may not be apparent until a baby grows old and does not develop normally.

A birth injury diagnosis is difficult on your whole family. When something goes wrong at birth, your family must cope with lasting consequences. Birth injuries can include oxygen deprivation, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), trauma, and infections, among other issues. They can lead to lifelong disabilities, such as cerebral palsy (CP) and developmental delays.

It can become scary if the medical staff you entrust with your care make mistakes that lead to birth injuries. If you believe that malpractice occurred during your child’s birth in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation for your child’s medical care. These funds can help cover treatments, therapies, and future accommodations for life. 

The attorneys and staff at ABC Law Centers are here for you. Tell us your story. Let us help with medical records, treatment provider recommendations, and figuring out what happened at the hospital. There is no fee unless we win your case. We are here to listen and secure the best future for your child.

Why should I hire ABC Law Centers for a Florida birth injury case?

At ABC Law Centers, birth injury is all we do. Our team focuses only on birth injury cases – all across the United States. Many personal injury law firms advertise that they take birth injury cases, but may not have much experience with birth injury if they mostly handle car accident cases.

Our team has worked with countless families like yours across the country. Even though ABC Law Centers is based in Michigan, we will travel to you and stay in touch by phone, text, and video chat all throughout your case. Attorneys at ABC Law Centers work closely with a network of trustworthy attorneys nationwide.

The attorneys at ABC Law Centers are established in the field of birth injury with many awards and honors and a track record of successful verdicts and settlements. Most importantly, our team cares about your family. We want to make sure your child has the care they need and the life they deserve. Let us stand by your side on this journey.

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Attorneys at ABC Law Centers have helped advise parents with birth injury cases for 25 years.

We are glad to consult with you and answer your questions, absolutely free.

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How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?

Many birth injuries are preventable – and the hospital can be held accountable for failing to prevent these injuries. Whether due to negligence or malpractice, the permanent consequences to your child should not be taken lightly.

Parents may encounter difficulties with quality pregnancy care in Florida. The preterm birth rate in Florida is above the national average, and even the Florida Hospital Association recognizes the need to improve maternal mortality in Florida. Birth injuries are another symptom of strain on the healthcare system, and there can be 6-8 birth injuries per 1,000 live births according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to take care of your child. Let us help you ensure your child lives the best life possible through a birth injury lawsuit.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit in Florida?

There is a time limit for filing a lawsuit, called a statute of limitations (SOL). If you suspect malpractice occurred during birth, it’s important to call us as soon as possible. Birth injury lawsuits can take years to finish. 

Statutes of limitations can change based on the kind of hospital or medical facility where the injury took place. The age of your child can also be a factor, as well as when the injury was discovered. These are subject to change, so it’s very important that you contact a birth injury attorney as soon as possible to know your legal options.

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Types of Birth Injury Cases We Handle

Our attorneys have handled many types of birth injury cases across the country. Every child’s situation will be different, and birth trauma can lead to several diagnoses at once. Our cases often involve these conditions:

NICU Treatment in Florida

Babies who experience birth injuries will need treatment from a NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is a specialized care section of the hospital with equipment for treating infants. The NICU provides supportive services, resuscitation equipment, and treatment for premature babies. 

If a child is diagnosed with HIE, most providers will use therapeutic hypothermia, or neonatal cooling. Cooling therapy can help the baby’s brain recover from a brain injury. This treatment can minimize the damage from oxygen deprivation due to trauma during birth. However, there is a short window for this treatment, and the baby must be cooled right after birth.

Several hospitals in Florida can provide this kind of care for HIE. Level III or Level IV NICUs provide the specialized care that a baby with a birth injury typically needs.

Here is a short list of several hospitals in Florida with Level III or IV NICU designations:

Level IV NICU Hospitals

Level III NICU Hospitals

Resources for Families

Florida Support Organizations

  • United Community Options of South Florida – United Community Options of Hialeah, FL, provides an avenue for children and adults in South Florida to “live life beyond limits” with access to education, resources, and community programs. 
  • Our Mission | UCP of Central Florida – UPC of Central Florida, based in Orlando, provides therapy, education, and individualized support for children and families.
  • Capstone Adaptive Learning & Therapy Centers – This center provides care programs for people with developmental disabilities in Northwest Florida. They are based in Pensacola. 
  • Tender Care PPEC – Tender Care PPEC provides nursing care and extended pediatric care programs in a daycare environment for children with advanced care needs. They have several locations across Florida. 
  • Family Network on Disabilities – This community-oriented organization in Clearwater provides a variety of educational and support resources for families with children who have disabilities.
  • Disability Rights Florida – This advocacy group is based in Tallahassee to protect the rights of people with disabilities. 
  • Parent to Parent of Miami – A parent-focused, parent-built community to share resources, information, and emotional support for parents of children with disabilities. 
  • What We Do – Nathaniel’s Hope – Nathaniel’s Hope in Orlando provides free respite care and programs for families with children with special needs.

Florida State Resources

About ABC Law Centers

The attorneys at ABC Law Centers have exclusively handled birth injury cases since the firm’s inception in 1997. Our firm has a network of renowned medical, economic, and forensics experts on our side. Our attorneys have been consistently recognized for their work in birth injury. We are available 24/7 for a free consultation, and we do not charge any fees for the entire legal process unless we win.