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Panama City Birth Injury Attorneys

Representing Medical Negligence Victims in Florida

While getting pregnant can be an exciting time for families, there can also be a lot to worry about. Sadly, birth injuries are a tragic reality for many couples. Although nothing could possibly make up for the heartbreaking losses suffered by victims of medical negligence, our birth injury lawyers are committed to seeking justice on their behalf by holding liable parties accountable for inflicting tremendous pain on patients and their families in Panama City. 

Our dedicated attorneys have over 15 years of experience standing up to medical personnel and providers responsible for birth injuries and related incidents of medical malpractice. With a case nurse on staff and free consultations available, our birth injury attorneys equip our clients with needed resources and knowledge to guide their steps wisely and maximize the value of their claim. If you or a loved one suffered a birth injury, look no further than our attorneys at Perry & Young, P.A.

If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice, our dedicated lawyers are here to help. Call (850) 215-7777 to schedule a free consultation. 

Trusted Birth Injury Lawyers in Panama City

Our firm has a longstanding reputation for protecting the rights of the wrongfully injured. Since 2008, our distinguished firm has represented clients throughout Florida in various legal practice areas, giving our team an edge in and out of the courtroom. Our diverse legal experience in personal injury law, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse make us well-equipped to represent victims in Panama City and beyond. If you suffered a wrongful injury due to someone else’s negligence, look no further than the skilled representation at Perry & Young, P.A.

If you suffered an injury due to medical negligence, you deserve compensation. Call (850) 215-7777 to schedule a free consultation with a birth injury lawyer.

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Filing a Birth Injury Claim in Florida

Birth injury lawsuits typically fall under medical malpractice. Under Florida Statutes § 766.30, injured parties generally have up to 2 years to file a birth injury claim, starting from the date that the incident occurred. It’s crucial for victims of birth injuries to take swift legal action after suffering an incident of medical malpractice by taking the following steps: 

  1. Secure sound counsel: Securing representation is crucial after a birth injury to ensure your claim is filed correctly, completely, and on time. Our birth injury attorneys are experienced in medical malpractice law, empowering them to assist clients with managing important deadlines, fortifying cases with relevant evidence, and establishing causation and other necessary elements. 
  2. Document everything: It’s important to keep track of all documentation and evidence that may prove crucial to your case. Keep thorough records of all medical documents, such as records for prenatal/postnatal care and labor and delivery.
  3. Gather evidence: Fortify your case with strong evidence, such as by seeking expert opinions, collecting witness statements, and compiling other relevant evidence like ultrasound photos, diagnostic imaging, or test results.
  4. Determine liability: An attorney can conduct a thorough investigation to determine if medical negligence or malpractice played a role in the birth injury by reviewing medical records, consulting with experts, and analyzing the circumstances surrounding the injury.
  5. File a claim: Your attorney can assist you with filing a formal complaint against the responsible parties (e.g., healthcare providers, hospitals, or other entities involved). Filing the complaint will initiate the legal process and notify the defendants of the allegations against them, after which they have 90 days to file a response (Florida Statutes § 766.106).

Your Dedicated Attorneys

  • You Only Pay When You Collect

    Our work is conducted on a contingent fee basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

  • Experienced Trial Attorneys

    Each case is assigned to a lead attorney and a supporting attorney. This ensures continuity during the legal process and enables us to provide responsive service.

  • Hundreds of Millions Recovered

    At Perry & Young Law Firm, we take pride in championing the rights of our clients. We have secured hundreds of millions for our clients. 

Types of Birth Injury Cases We Handle

There are many types of birth injuries that a mother and baby can sustain during childbirth. Fortunately, our birth injury lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in a range of birth injury cases, including

  • Cerebral palsy: This birth injury refers to a group of neurological disorders affecting movement, muscle tone, and posture. It is caused by damage to the developing brain. The brain damage associated with cerebral palsy can result from various factors, such as oxygen deprivation, trauma, infections, or abnormal brain development. These injuries often occur due to medical negligence during pregnancy, labor, or delivery.
  • Erb’s Palsy: This birth injury involves damage to the brachial plexus, a network of nerves that controls movement and sensation in the shoulder, arm, and hand. It typically occurs during a complicated delivery. The brachial plexus can be injured when excessive force is applied during delivery, causing stretching, tearing, or avulsion of the nerves. Other contributing causes include shoulder dystocia and improper delivery techniques.
  • Shoulder Dystocia: This birth injury occurs when the baby's shoulder becomes lodged behind the mother's pubic bone during delivery. During a normal delivery, the baby's head emerges first, followed by the shoulders. In cases of shoulder dystocia, the baby's shoulder gets impacted against the mother's pubic bone, preventing its smooth passage through the birth canal.
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE): This birth injury is a serious condition that occurs due to a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the baby's brain during childbirth, leading to long-term effects on their neurological development.Prompt diagnosis and immediate medical intervention are crucial in managing HIE, and treatment may include therapeutic hypothermia (cooling therapy) to reduce further brain damage. Supportive care may also be provided, such as respiratory support and medications to control seizures. When doctors fail to provide proper care to patients affected by HIE, they may be held liable for medical negligence.
  • Perinatal Asphyxia: Perinatal asphyxia, also known as neonatal asphyxia or birth asphyxia, is a birth injury that occurs when a baby experiences a lack of oxygen (hypoxia) and inadequate blood flow to the vital organs during the perinatal period, which includes labor, delivery, and shortly after birth. Timely intervention is critical to avoid long-term complications. Treatment entails resuscitation at birth, adequate oxygenation and ventilation, and supportive care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
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Client's Love Us

At Perry & Young, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Phillip was very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile."
    Perry & Young is the best out there. I can't say enough about Phillip. Phillip communicated with me through the whole process, keeping me updated and answering any questions that I had. He was very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend Phillip hands down the best there is.
    - Brandy B.
    "They made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case."
    Team Howell: Ted, Kris and Trina. They were excellent to work with, they made sure to communicate with me every time there were changes or more information in my case. They guided me and advised me through every step in my case. They are very friendly and welcoming. I could not ask for a better group to represent me. I am truly thankful for them.
    - Bob D.
    "I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class"
    I want to Thank and Applaud P&Y Firm for supporting the Accident Scene Management class this past weekend. Not only did they make it affordable for motorcyclists to take this life saving class, they provided lunch with Mike Zinszer Atty present to share info on insurance tips and legal info specifically for people who ride.
    - Cynthia L.
    "The staff at this establishment are so warm and welcoming"
    Seriously so thankful to have found this firm. The staff at this establishment are so warm and welcoming and they are sharks they work hard you and put your needs first. Their communication is top tier they are patient and explain things to you so you can understand them. Thank you so much team Phillip you guys rock!
    - Lisa D.
    "After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved!"
    After being told I didn't have a case from three other attorneys, I contacted Ryan who took my case. After being wrongfully terminated, Ryan fought hard to get the justice I deserved! Jeannetta was great and kept me updated without me having to harass them lol... I won my lawsuit and was pleased with the results. I highly recommend Ryan and his team Jeanetta! They will give you the justice you deserve!
    - Victoria B.
    "Kelly, Morgan, and Lauren are so welcoming and informative"
    Kelly, Morgan, and Lauren are so welcoming and informative. They make a real difference both in and out of the office with their drive, ambition, and support.
    - Rebecca S.
    "My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away"

    I had a remarkable experience with Perry and Young. My guy Les McFatter was very professional and always a text or phone call away to answer any questions or concerns. He went above and beyond to make this experience as smooth as possible! Maggie Harris thank you for making communication so easy. Highly recommend! Thank you Les and Maggie!

    - Travis J.
    "I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future."
    This law office was wonderful, and they explained everything in detail, which made the process a pleasant experience. The legal team kept me informed throughout this process. Maggie was responsive and knowledgeable when I had questions. In addition, she was quick to respond and assisted in making this legal process seamless. I would highly recommend this law office to friends or family, and I would definitely utilize this law office if needed again in the future.
    - Trachell C.

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