Child & Infant Injuries

Child & Infant Injuries

Child & Infant Injury Lawyer

Representing Wrongfully Injured Children in Jacksonville, FL

There is nothing more agonizing than being forced to cope with the injury of a child. Difficult childbirths can sometimes result in injuries to infants, but sometimes these birthing issues can, and should, be anticipated before delivering the baby.

With proper prenatal care and a highly-trained medical staff, many childbirth and infant injuries can be avoided.Sometimes injuries can occur at birth, as a result of medical malpractice by the doctors or hospital staff. Issues can include:

  •     Improper use of vacuum equipment to assist with childbirth.
  • Poor use of forceps by doctors.
  • Failure to recognize and address oxygen issues, such as hypoxia.
  • Delays in ordering an emergency Cesarean Section.

Evaluating whether a doctor or medical staff performed up to medical standards requires trained investigators and researchers, who can parse through the details to discover where medical professionals made mistakes.

Care for a child with labor and delivery injuries can be extensive and lifelong. Our primary goal is to obtain maximum compensation for your child. Coker Law attorneys will thoroughly evaluate recovery of damages to provide for your child's future care. These financial awards are a crucial resource to allow your child and you to live a life that is comfortable, productive and meaningful. 

Safeguarding Your Child's Future

At Coker Law, we understand the profound impact a serious injury can have on a child's life and the emotional toll it takes on their families. Our dedicated team is committed to fighting for the rights of children who have suffered catastrophic or life-altering injuries due to negligence. 

We hold individuals and institutions accountable for their actions and work tirelessly to secure the compensation your child needs for a lifetime of care and support.

Medical Malpractice and Birth Injuries

Birth injuries are a devastating consequence of medical negligence that can have lifelong implications for a child's health and well-being. Unfortunately, some preventable errors during pregnancy, labor, and delivery can cause serious birth injuries. 

Coker Law can help you explore your legal options if your child has suffered a birth injury due to:

  • Oxygen deprivation: A lack of oxygen during childbirth can lead to brain damage, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities.
  • Forceps or vacuum extraction misuse: Improper use of these instruments during delivery can cause skull fractures, facial paralysis, and other injuries.
  • Failure to monitor fetal distress: If medical professionals fail to identify signs of fetal distress during pregnancy or labor, it can lead to serious birth injuries.
  • C-section delays: In some cases, a delayed C-section can cause birth injuries that could have been prevented.
  • Medication errors: Medication mistakes during pregnancy or labor can have harmful consequences for both mother and baby.

Common Birth Injuries

If your child has been diagnosed with a birth injury, it's important to understand the potential causes and seek legal counsel if you suspect negligence played a role. Coker Law has experience handling cases involving a variety of birth injuries, including:

  • Cerebral palsy: This is a group of movement disorders that affect a child's ability to control their muscles. Cerebral palsy can be caused by brain damage before, during, or shortly after birth.
  • Erb's palsy: This condition results in damage to the brachial plexus nerves in the shoulder and arm, causing weakness, paralysis, and limited mobility.
  • Brachial plexus injuries: These injuries can affect the nerves, muscles, and blood vessels in the shoulder, arm, and hand, leading to varying degrees of weakness, paralysis, and pain.
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE): This is a brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation that can result in intellectual disabilities, seizures, and developmental delays.
  • Cephalohematoma: This is a collection of blood under the scalp that usually resolves on its own but can sometimes be a sign of a more serious injury.

The Importance of Seeking Legal Counsel

If your child has suffered a birth injury, it's crucial to seek legal counsel from an experienced attorney who understands the complexities of medical malpractice and birth injury cases. Coker Law can:

  • Investigate the cause of your child's injury: We will thoroughly investigate the medical records and consult with medical experts to determine if negligence played a role in your child's injury.
  • Build a strong legal case: Our team will gather evidence and build a compelling case to hold the negligent parties accountable.
  • Fight for maximum compensation: We understand the significant financial burden associated with caring for a child with a serious injury. Coker Law will strive to secure the compensation your child needs for medical care, therapy, rehabilitation, and other future needs.
  • Provide compassionate and dedicated support: We understand the emotional stress of dealing with a child's injury. Our team will provide compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process.

Contact Coker Law Today for a Free Consultation

If your child has suffered a serious injury due to negligence, don't hesitate to contact Coker Law today. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. Let our experienced attorneys fight for the compensation your child deserves to ensure they have the resources needed for a brighter future.

Together, we can hold negligent parties accountable and help your child get the care they need to thrive.

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If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, let us help. Contact us by phone or online form to discuss your options or work with our team of trial attorneys. There are no fees unless we win your case.

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