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Birth Injury Lawyers

Tallahassee Birth Injury Attorneys

Sound Counsel for Victims of Medical Negligence 

Pregnancy can be a magical time for moms and dads alike. From discovering the gender of your little one to choosing the perfect name, growing your family can be exciting and emotional. Sadly, this isn’t the case for every couple. If you or a loved one suffered a birth injury in Florida, it’s imperative to seek sound counsel from a trusted birth injury attorney as soon as possible. 

At Perry & Young, our Tallahassee birth injury lawyers are committed to holding negligent parties accountable for birth injuries and related acts of medical negligence. Our team has represented birth injury victims for over 15 years, fighting for the full compensation they deserve and allowing them to focus on recovering from the unimaginable losses they’ve suffered.

If you or a loved one was harmed by medical negligence in labor or delivery, contact us online to consult with a Tallahassee birth injury attorney.

Compassionate Representation for Tallahassee Families

Birth injuries resulting from medical negligence are one of the most devastating things families can suffer during pregnancy and childbirth. Not only can they lead to incomprehensible losses of life, but they can also impose undue financial burdens on individuals and their loved ones, leaving families to foot the bill for extensive hospital stays, long-term rehabilitative care, and other treatments resulting from birth injuries. 

Don’t risk losing the fair compensation you deserve by failing to secure representation. Whatever your situation, our Tallahassee birth injury attorneys at Perry & Young are here to fight for the justice you and your loved ones deserve during this difficult time. Our lawyers can help assist your family with filing a claim, fortify your case with compelling evidence, and negotiate effectively on your behalf. 

Birth injuries can lead to devastating losses in Tallahassee. Call (850) 215-7777 to schedule a free consultation.

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Proving Medical Negligence After a Birth Injury

To successfully establish liability in a birth injury case, hiring experienced representation is critical to secure maximum compensation. Fortunately, our Tallahassee birth injury lawyers have extensive knowledge of medical malpractice laws in Florida, empowering them to fight for justice. 

Our firm helps clients establish these critical core elements of their case

  • Duty of Care: Our birth injury attorneys can help victims demonstrate that the offending provider owed them a certain standard of care that would be reasonably expected of anyone under similar circumstances. 
  • Breach of Duty: Our lawyers can work to demonstrate that the healthcare provider breached the duty of care owed to the patient, resulting in the birth injury. 
  • Damages: To successfully recover damages in a birth injury case, the plaintiff is responsible for proving that they suffered compensatory damages due to the breach, such as medical expenses and emotional distress. 
  • Causation: Proving causation is often the most difficult part of recovering compensation in a birth injury lawsuit. Our lawyers have the in-depth knowledge of medical malpractice laws to establish that medical negligence directly resulted in the birth injury suffered. 

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. 

Common Birth Injuries in Florida

Various types of birth injuries can occur due to medical malpractice, including:  

  • Erb’s palsy: This type of birth injury is caused by nerve damage toward the top of the infant’s brachial plexus, leading to weakness, paralysis, and loss of sensation in the arm. This type is often caused by excessive stretching or pulling of infants during a difficult delivery. 
  • Cerebral palsy: This is a permanent disability that generally entails impaired motor functions, weakness, muscle spasms, and even seizures. It’s caused by brain damage due to premature birth or lack of oxygen during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. This type of birth injury commonly occurs due to medical negligence, such as failing to notice that the infant was losing oxygen, failing to diagnose or treat jaundice, or failing to conduct a necessary C-section.
  • Birth asphyxia: Also known as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), birth asphyxia occurs when the infant is deprived of sufficient oxygen during delivery. Common causes include umbilical cord prolapse, uterine rupture, and placental abruption. 
  • Brachial plexus injuries: These entail nerve damage to the infant, causing paralysis and weakness. This condition can last for months or be lifelong, depending on the child's unique condition and the type of nerve damage. Examples include neuropraxia (mild nerve damage due to stretching), neuroma (tearing of the brachial plexus), rupture (occurs when the brachial plexus nerves are torn), and avulsion, which occurs when nerve roots are torn from the spine and results in total paralysis.
  • Intracranial hemorrhages: Commonly known as "brain bleeds," these injuries involve damage to the baby's nerves, spine, bones, and brain. Examples include cerebral hemorrhage (caused by a stroke), subarachnoid hemorrhage (caused by pooling of blood between the two innermost membranes of the brain), intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding in the ventricular system where spinal fluid is produced), and subdural hemorrhage (caused by ruptured blood vessels between the brain and the skull). 
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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.

    "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.
    "Always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!"
    Perry & Young, P.A. is an amazing injury firm! They support many local clubs and school organizations around the Panhandle of Florida, including my FFA chapter at Cottondale High School. They are very friendly group of individuals and are always willing to help EVERYONE in their surrounding community!
    - Charlize R.
    "Perry and Young is a fantastic Law firm to work with!"

    Perry and Young is a fantastic Law firm to work with! I have personally worked with Ted Howell on multiple occasions and he has been kind, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend Ted and Perry Young.

    - Christopher A.
    "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.
    "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.
    "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.
    "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.
    "They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you."
    I have used Ted Howell and Trina at this firm to help me for my claim and have referred other people as well to them that they have helped. They are dedicated to helping you and will go above and beyond for you. You will never have to wonder what is going on with your case as they always keep you in the loop. I highly recommend Ted and Trina if you need someone in your corner!
    - Hollie H.

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