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LAW FIRM FOR Birth Injuries

Welcoming a new child to the world is a wonderful experience and it should be the happiest moment in a couple’s relationship. Unfortunately, medical accidents and avoidable birth defects do occur from time to time. This misfortune may be the result of negligence, improper medical care, and/or prenatal misdiagnosis. If you feel that your newborn baby has experienced an injury during the birthing process or is living with an abnormality due to negligent actions or the result of prescribed medications, the Florida statute of limitations allow victims a maximum of two years to file a lawsuit. That being said, it’s important to collect as much information and evidence as you can during this period to prove your birth injury case in a court of law.

Birth InjuriesCauses of Birth Defects

Birth defects are caused by several factors. Some incidents are natural, and occasionally these defects are due to medicines or drugs prescribed by a doctor. Birthing abnormalities may be a side effect caused by antidepressants, blood thinners, hormone drugs, sedatives, acne medications, anti-inflammatory medicine, diabetes medication, or drugs that reduce folic acid levels.

There are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI medications, like Lexapro, Zoloft, Symbyax, Fluvoxamine, Prozac, and Paxil that are prescribed to female patients suffering from depression and anxiety. Birth side-effects may result from these certain medications.

It’s of the utmost importance to check with your doctor if you are pregnant and taking any medications, and it’s wise to research the risks of continuing certain prescriptions while pregnant. The CDC claims that 1 in 28 babies born in Florida have a major birth defect, and that some cases are preventable.

Birth InjuriesCase Examples

Some serious birth injuries that our personal injury attorneys have handled include:

  • Neural tube defects
  • Spina Bifida
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Limb abnormalities
  • Autism
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate
  • Heart defects
  • Craniosynostosis

Birth InjuriesPotential Damages

The damages recovered by our clients in birth injury cases include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Hospitalizations
  • Special equipment
  • Custodial care
  • Travel expenses
  • Medications

Birth InjuriesStatute of Limitations

If you feel that your newborn baby has experienced an injury during the birthing process or is living with an abnormality due to negligent actions or the result of prescribed medications, the Florida statute of limitations allow victims a maximum of two years to file a lawsuit. That being said, it’s important to collect as much information and evidence as you can during this period to prove your birth injury case in a court of law. Our birth injury attorneys will help you navigate through the legal system to greatly improve your chances at a successful claim.

Birth InjuriesExperienced Attorneys

No one deserves to suffer, no matter the circumstance. Our birth injury attorneys hold vast knowledge of Florida’s medical laws and will go up against top medical lawyers for you. If you feel that you or your loved one was harmed medically during the birthing process or from supplements or medicine that you were prescribed, our birth injury attorneys will work together to recover your settlement from the medical industry.

Our birth injury attorneys help families in Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the South Florida area. For more information or to schedule your free consultation, please contact us today or give us a call at (561) 450-9355. We will evaluate your case for free and discuss your filing options.

You can learn more about birth injuries in Florida by visiting the Florida Birth Defects Registry.

Birth InjuriesEXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS

Birth defects are caused by several factors. Some incidents are natural, and occasionally these defects are due to medicines or drugs prescribed by a doctor. Birthing abnormalities may be a side effect caused by antidepressants, blood thinners, hormone drugs, sedatives, acne medications, anti-inflammatory medicine, diabetes medication, or drugs that reduce folic acid levels.

There are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRI medications, like Lexapro, Zoloft, Symbyax, Fluvoxamine, Prozac, and Paxil that are prescribed to female patients suffering from depression and anxiety. Birth side-effects may result from these certain medications.

It’s of the utmost importance to check with your doctor if you are pregnant and taking any medications, and it’s wise to research the risks of continuing certain prescriptions while pregnant. The CDC claims that 1 in 28 babies born in Florida have a major birth defect, and that some cases are preventable.

Tragedy strikes us when we least expect it. The wrongful death of a loved one leaves families and friends emotionally distraught with an overwhelming amount of grief and heartache. The personal injury attorneys at Porcaro Law stand by your side. If you’re dealing with a loss due to someone else’s negligence, contact our experienced lawyers today. If another party is liable, we’ll fight to make sure your family’s voice is heard and you’re fully compensated for any damages caused to your family.
Between family vacations, barbeques, and the relentless Florida heat, the pool becomes a sanctuary for many people needing a little R&R. Swimming pool accidents take place most frequently among children ages 1 to 4, who have the highest risk of drowning due to their lack of experience in the water and need for supervision. That said, any person is at risk of an unintentional swimming pool accident if negligence or recklessness occurs. If you or a loved one have been injured in a swimming and/or pool accident, contact our Delray Beach personal injury attorneys to discuss your case for free.
Sports are supposed to be fun, but injuries can feel like the end of that enjoyment. Knowledgeable legal representation is the key to getting the settlement you and your family deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in a sports accident in Delray Beach, the personal injury lawyers at Porcaro Law Group want to help you. Our lawyers work with children, adults, amateur and professional athletes to recover damages for any injuries sustained during a sporting event.
If you’ve been injured while on someone else’s property, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney immediately to help determine if you have a personal injury claim. Premises liability law in Florida holds property owner’s responsible for the injuries a person sustains while on their land. Our Delray Beach personal injury attorneys have recovered millions for injured victims in premises liability cases, including slip and falls, elevator accidents, and negligent security.
The sunshine state holds a reputation for housing elderly retirees searching for rest and warmth. Unfortunately, the high-population of some nursing homes sometimes results in patient neglect or wrongful death. Our Delray Beach personal injury attorneys defend the vulnerable and elderly. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect, don’t hesitate to contact us right away. Our lawyers have helped recover damages for bone fractures, malnutrition, dehydration, unsanitary conditions, emotional abuse, and other types of neglect.
Medical malpractice is more common than you may think in the state of Florida. If you have been the patient of a medical provider who ended up causing more harm to your health than good, you should contact our personal injury law office to discuss your case. Our lawyers go above and beyond for our clients who have suffered due to failures within our healthcare system. We’ve helped victims recover damages for misdiagnosis, surgical errors, birth-related injuries, failure to treat, patient neglect, nursing home abuse, medication errors, and other types of medical malpractice.

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