Tampa Birth Injury Attorney
Tampa Birth Injury Attorneys Whittel & Melton
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Tampa Hospital and Physician Negligence
As parents ourselves, we know very well how exciting it is to experience the birth of your child. Bringing a child into the world is a beautiful thing and one of the biggest gifts in life. Sadly, things don’t always go as planned, and when a birth-related injury is suffered by a mother or child, the aftermath can be absolutely devastating. Our Tampa Birth Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton have built a legal team specialized in birth-related injuries and are here to help you seek justice for you and your family. If you have suffered because of this heartbreaking situation, we welcome you to contact us so that we can thoroughly explain how you may be able to help you recover financial compensation. Please call us today in Tampa at 813-221-3200 or statewide and tollfree at 866-608-5529.
We do not believe that there is such a thing as a minor birth injury, and all injuries suffered during the course of pregnancy, labor, or delivery demand justice. Our Tampa Birth Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are equipped to handle all types of birth injuries to a child as well as injuries to the mother.How Can Whittel & Melton Help Me With My Tampa Birth Injury Claim?
Our Tampa Birth Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton are here to provide you with the best legal services in the State, which is why we will make sure you understand all your legal rights and the financial compensation you are owed.
We will go over the injuries to you or your child and ask you questions related to these so that we can make the best assessment of your case. We will also explain the elements of a Birth Injury Lawsuit and all statues according to Florida law.
Once we have established the details of your birth injury case, our attorneys will investigate further and consult with experts in the medical field to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. We know how these cases work and we are confident that we can construct a winning strategy for you.Did Your Tampa Obstetrician Breach Their Duty?
If the doctor that handled your pregnancy, labor, and/or delivery acted in a way that deviates from the normal standard of care and failed to meet their professional responsibility as your doctor, then they may have breached their duty of care. The following list are just a few examples of notable errors by an obstetrician that are unacceptable and not within the normal standard of care:
- Failing to detect oxygen asphyxia
- Failing to diagnose any pregnancy-related issues like gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, etc.
- Not weighing the risks associated with a vaginal delivery and recommending a C-section
- Failing to diagnose any possible birth defects
- Failing to insert an epidural correctly
- Prescribing any medications that could harm an unborn baby
It is important to understand that not all injuries are caused by a doctor or other medical professional’s errors, so not all injuries merit a birth injury claim. We must be able to prove that any medical professionals involved in your or your child’s care acted in a manner outside the normal standard of care.
The defense attorneys protecting the doctors, nurses, medical professionals, and hospitals in these cases will do everything they can to prove any injuries were not due to their negligence. It is the defense lawyers involved to protect the medical professionals involved as well as the hospital’s money. They will try and claim that any injuries suffered were the result of a patient failing to follow their medical instructions during pregnancy.
Our Tampa Birth Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton have decades of experience handling this type of cases all over the State of Florida. We have the knowledge and experience to handle your birth injury case.
These are some of the most common birth injury cases we have handled:
- Brachial palsy
- Facial paralysis
- Bone fracture
- Internal bleeding
- Subconjunctival hemorrhage
If you or your child suffered injuries related to pregnancy, labor, and/or delivery then our Tampa Birth Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton can help you understand if you have a valid claim. Remember, not all injuries are due to doctor’s negligence.
Once we have established that the injuries were in fact due to a medical professional’s error, then we can start building a case for you. If you believe you or your baby’s injuries were related to a doctor or other medical professional’s breach of duty, we urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can discuss the details of your injuries. A consultation with us is always free, and we will help you understand your chances of pursuing a successful birth injury claim. Our Tampa Birth Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton will do everything we can to seek justice for you and your newborn child.What Can I Expect in My First Consultation with a Tampa Birth Injury Attorney?
Our initial consultation is completely free, and you are under no obligation to pursue a legal claim with us. In your initial consultation we will discuss your case to better understand any birth injuries and how they happened. We must make sure we fully understand how these injuries occurred so that we can start building a successful case. We will ask routine questions like what kind of care you received throughout your pregnancy, what expenses you have endured since the injury, if you have access to your medical records and other documentation of these injuries, if the hospital’s legal representation has contacted you, if you have signed any legal documents pertaining to the injuries, etc. Providing us with this helpful information will let us create a strategy specifically built for you and your newborn child.
Once we have all the information we need, we can launch our own investigation and get started with your birth injury claim. We believe that you deserve the best legal representation, which is why we make ourselves available to you 24/7. We can assure you that we are your best option when it comes to pursuing a birth injury claim in Florida.How Much Will a Tampa Birth Injury Attorney Cost to Represent Me?
If you or your child has suffered any birth-related injuries, then we can help you recover the full and fair financial compensation you deserve.
Our Tampa Birth Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton handle all of our birth injury claims on a contingency fee basis.What Are Contingency Fees in a Tampa Birth Injury Case?
We will never charge you anything when you meet with us to discuss your case. If we do not recover any financial compensation for your injuries, then you will owe us nothing. You do not need to pay us a penny to get started working on your case, which means you do not need to worry about taking out a loan or getting on a payment plan. Once you hire us as your lawyers, we will set up a contingency fee arrangement, which means we get paid by taking a percentage of your financial award as a fee for legal services. If we recover no money for you, then we receive nothing. We will discuss our contingency fee percentage with you and make sure you fully understand how this works once you decide to hire us. Call us today in Tampa at 813-221-3200 or statewide and tollfree at 866-608-5529.What is My Tampa Birth Injury Claim Worth?
Every case is different and does not have the same value. Do not trust the Internet to tell you what your claim is worth, as this is not at all accurate and does not take into account the aspects of your own unique situation.
Our Tampa Birth Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton will review, research, and investigate every single detail of you or your child's injury so that we can come up with an accurate value for your case. We take into account the physical, mental, and emotional pain you have endured during this difficult time, medical bills, medication costs, surgeries, doctor’s appointments, lost wages, and more.Contact Us Now to Learn More About Filing a Tampa Birth Injury Claim
If you or your child has suffered a birth injury in Hillsborough County or the surrounding Tampa area including Brandon, Carrollwood, Plant City, Temple Terrace, Apollo Beach, Cheval, Citrus Park, Gibsonton, Lutz, Odessa, Seffner, Ruskin, Westchase or Sun City, contact the Birth Injury Attorneys at Whittel & Melton, We are ready to help you. Call us now in Tampa at 813-221-3200 or statewide and tollfree at 866-608-5529. You can contact us online 24/7 to request a completely free and confidential consultation.