Florida Birth Injury Lawyers
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200+ Years’ Collective Firm Experience
Birth injuries are devastating tragedies, turning a moment of joy into a moment of fear and sorrow about the future. Data from the Department of Health and Human Services shows that nearly 1 in 3 birth injuries is preventable. That means your doctor, nurses, or health care provider is likely responsible for your child’s harm. However, hospitals are not in the business of admitting their mistakes and offering you a fair settlement—you need an attorney who knows how to hold doctors accountable for their mistakes. With over 200 years of combined experience, you need the law firm of Stewart, Tilghman, Fox, Bianchi, & Cain, P.A.
We Never stop fighting: No matter how difficult your case may be, our firm’s resources allow us to fight for you as long as it takes. Other attorneys leave cases when they become too costly or complicated, but we’re fighters—we don’t back down when clients need us. In one of our birth injury cases, we obtained a $15 million settlement for our client and his family after 10 years of litigation. Our firm stands by our clients, regardless of how long justice takes.
The Mistakes Doctors Make
Doctors talk about birth injuries like they are a naturally occurring event, but medical mistakes are a leading cause of birth injuries—not genetics or the mother’s health. Improper use of forceps, failure to perform a C-section quickly (or at all), and negligent care before, during, or shortly after birth—these are all common mistakes that lead to cerebral palsy, severe brain damage, mobility issues, and more. In many cases, a mother’s potential complications can be predicted and prepared for.
If you feel that your doctors didn’t do everything they could to save your baby from a lifetime of injury, the facts could support your case. Our firm can conduct a thorough investigation of your child’s injuries to determine what exactly caused your baby’s harm. We trace every effect back to the decision that led to it—empowering you to hold doctors, nurses, midwives, and hospitals accountable for their lack of care.
Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain, P.A. won a record verdict for a 77-year-old stroke victim who lost the use of the left side of her body due to the negligence of her doctors. Despite being at a higher risk for blood clots and strokes, her cardiologist and electrophysiologist (a heart rhythm specialist) took her off Coumadin—a medication designed for preventing blood clots and strokes. The defendants argued that the patient didn’t deserve a large verdict due to her advanced age and lower life expectancy. The jury saw through their cynical arguments and awarded our client nearly $8 million—the most damages awarded to a malpractice victim over the age of 70 in Florida history.
With a limited caseload, we devote the time, energy, and resources necessary to maximize our clients’ recoveries. Quality over quantity is what makes the difference in our clients’ futures—especially babies.
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Birth injuries have the potential to last a lifetime, which means decades of emotional and financial cost for the family of the injured child. Debilitating brain injuries, for instance, often impose over $1 million in lifetime costs on parents. Studies show that 80% of these costs are non-medical (such as special education, trained supervision, specialized equipment, long-term occupational therapy), which means they are not covered by medical insurance.
Injuries like Erb’s palsy or cerebral palsy may be highly treatable, but they still come with permanent consequences. Research shows that adults with cerebral palsy are 22% less likely to be employed. Less income means less self-sufficiency and a higher likelihood that your baby will need extra financial support for the rest of his or her life. These are not the costs that doctors or insurance companies will tell you about or provide for—unless you fight for it in court.