No matter where you give birth to your new child, we can all agree that it should be a wonderful
experience for new parents. As a new parent, you should never have to feel concerned that
something could go wrong that will harm your new baby. Unfortunately, we live in a world where
hospitals nationwide deal with birth injuries due to medical professionals’ carelessness and
At Flores Law Group, we firmly believe that the birth of your newborn should be one of the best
days of your life, and if mistakes were made, you should be compensated for them. Your child
going through a birth injury can alter their entire life. One of our top-notch personal injury
attornies will leave no stone unturned as they determine the parties responsible for your birth
injury and ensure you are compensated for the pain and suffering you and your child underwent.
If you are interested in learning more about how the legal experts at Flores Law Group help you
deal with the aftermath of a birth injury, or if you have more questions about personal injury
claims, please do not hesitate to reach out!
The Most Common Birth Injuries We Deal With
When a baby is born, there is a variety of injuries that may occur during the childbirth process.
While modern medicine and technological advances have helped keep these birth injuries low,
medical professionals will still make mistakes resulting in birth injuries.
Here at Flores Law Group, we think medical professionals and the institutions they work for
should be held responsible if their mistakes lead your child to suffer a birth injury. We work with
both children and parents, resolving many different birth injuries. Below we have to put together
a list of some of the more common birth injuries we see at Flores Law Group.
● Failure of medical professionals to notice and prevent complications during labor. For
example, if a baby is born with an umbilical cord obstruction.
● Next, the improper use of forceps or a vacuum extractor resulting in birth injuries to the
● Finally, the failure to treat maternal and fetal health problems that result in causing the
child harm during the birthing process.
We don’t stop at just birth injuries that last the extent of the hospital stay. No, we work with
parents and children who will experience long-lasting effects due to a birth injury. Here are
some birth injuries that may follow your child for the rest of their life.
● Brain injuries that lead to long-lasting disabilities like seizures and cerebral palsy.
● Severe damage to the vital organs requiring surgery or an extended stay in the hospital.
● Spinal cord and nerve damage lead to long-lasting disabilities.
● Finally, broken bones that interfere with bone growth leading to reduced mobility and
The Compensation You May Receive For a Birth Injury Claim
A birth injury affecting your newborn child is one of the worst things a parent can experience.
You have to deal with the grief and sorrow of getting your newborn healed while also planning
for a future that is forever altered due to the birth injury. On top of that, you could be left with
thousands of dollars in medical expenses for the immediate injury and the care your child may
need after. This is where the personal injury attorneys at Flores Law Group come in. We believe
that your highest priority should be looking after your newborn child. Let us hunt down those
responsible for their birth injury and get you the compensation you are owed. Here is a list of
some things compensation will cover as a result of a birth injury.
● The most critical thing compensation covers is all of your medical bills. These medical
bills cover any emergency care your child will need due to the birth injury. You can also
be compensated for any care your child will need if the birth injury leads to more
permanent disabilities. When filing a personal injury claim, it is essential to make sure
that you have all appropriate medical records to ensure we get you the most
● Next, compensation will cover any lost wages if your child’s birth injury requires you to
miss work to care for them. Compensation will also cover your lifetime earnings if your
child experiences disabilities that require care for the rest of their life.
● Finally, you can receive compensation for any physical and mental suffering after the
Birth Injuries FAQ
I Think Something is Wrong with My Newborn. I Am Not Sure if it is Related
to a Complication from Childbirth. What do I Need to Do?
First, you need to take your baby to the doctor to get a check-up and determine if anything is
wrong. Follow the doctor’s instructions thoroughly and keep all medical records associated with
Next, suppose your doctor thinks it was due to complications during childbirth. In that case, you
then need to get a hold of professional birth injury attorneys to help you receive compensation
for the birth injury. You need to act fast because you may only have a set amount of time to file
a personal injury claim depending on the birth injury.
Can I Still File a Claim Now That I Have Found My Three-Year-Old Has
Been Diagnosed With a Birth Injury?
It is highly recommended that you promptly take action to safeguard your child's rights by
seeking assistance from a skilled birth injury attorney.
Regardless of whether your child's injury qualifies them for benefits under insurance or if the
injury was caused by actions that warrant filing a personal injury claim, there is likely a limited
timeframe within which you must act. Waiting too long can result in the expiration of your rights
and the potential loss of the compensation that you and your child require and deserve.
I Suffered an Injury While Giving Birth to My Child. Can I Qualify for a Birth
When discussing birth injuries, we typically refer to injuries sustained by a child during labor.
However, it's essential to recognize that you can also experience significant injuries and health
complications before, during, and immediately after labor. If these injuries were a result of
medical negligence, you might have the right to seek compensation. Furthermore, if your child
also experienced a birth injury, you can file two separate personal injury claims.
If you experienced a birth injury due to medical negligence, you should promptly contact a
skilled medical negligence attorney at Flores Law Group. It's crucial to be aware that the law
imposes a strict two-year statute of limitations on medical negligence cases.