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Welcome to the legal resource website of Riley Allen Law – one of the top 500 rated law firms in the country dedicated to helping those that have suffered losses from a birth injury. Lawyer Riley Allen has recovered millions of dollars for clients in all different types of cases and are listed in the SuperLawyers registry of excellence. We’ve designed this website to provide valuable information and answer your common questions following your birth injury loss. Our Orlando office would love the opportunity to discuss your case with you for free and advise you of your options. We are standing by 24/7 to provide help with any of your legal needs. Remember, there is absolutely no cost to you unless we recover damages.

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According to a recent study, close to 27 out of every 1,000 births in the United States results in a birth injury. And with more than 700 births per day in Florida, injuries are sure to happen on a daily basis. A birth injury is defined as any physical injury that is a result of being born. These injuries can occur before, during or after birth. The term "birth trauma" is also often used. The results of birth injuries can range from bruising and swelling to much more devastating injuries that could even result in death of the infant.

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Cerebral Palsy Victim Wins Sizable Medical Malpractice Birth Injury Lawsuit

An Orlando medical malpractice attorney and Orlando birth injury lawyer are pleased to announce a favorable verdict for the family of a New York teen who suffered a serious birth injury due to hospital negligence.

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Surgeon Named In Medical Malpractice Death Case

An Orlando medical malpractice attorney is following the developments in a case filed recently over the wrongful death of a man during a routine surgical procedure in Connecticut.

An Orlando medical malpractice attorney or Orlando birth injury lawyer can assist families or individuals affected by medical mistakes, surgical error, hospital negligence and patient abandonment.

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Common Birth Injuries

A difficult birth or injury to the infant can occur because of the baby's overall size or the position of the baby prior to labor and delivery. Conditions that may be closely associated with a difficult birth include the following:

  • large babies - infants weighing over 8 pounds, 13 ounces
  • pre-maturity - infants born before 37 weeks
  • cephalopelvic disproportion - the size and shape of the mother's pelvis is either too small or not the right fit for the baby to be born vaginally
  • dystocia - difficult during the labor
  • difficult or prolonged labor
  • abnormal birthing positions - such as breech delivery
Often times during labor and the delivery process, medical complications arise. It is the responsibility of physicians and medical professionals to exercise the highest level of care to avoid injury to babies during this crucial time. The use of procedures such as labor induction, Cesarean section, vacuum extraction and forceps birth generally escalates the possibility of a birth injury. These procedures can sometimes lead to oxygen deprivation to the brain, bruising or swelling. The following are some of the more common birth injuries:
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Klumpke's Palsy
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Bruising/forceps marks
  • Sub-conjunctival hemorrhage
  • Facial paralysis
  • Fractures

Birth Injuries Are Medical Malpractice

All physicians, doctors, medical professionals and organizations owe their patients care that meets basic professional standards. When those standards are not followed due to bad decisions, carelessness or inaction, the negligent party should be held responsible. This is clearly medical malpractice. And when medical malpractice causes a serious injury to a newborn infant, the resulting injuries are birth injuries. If you believe your family suffered a birth injury as a result of negligent decisions by a doctor or medical professional, you have the right to hold them responsible for their actions and should speak with a birth injury lawyer as soon as possible.

An experienced birth injury lawyer should be contacted if your infant has suffered a birth trauma and you suspect those injuries were caused by medical negligence on the part of the doctor or the hospital. Advice from a lawyer is needed immediately, even if the extent of the injuries and damages are unknown. Appropriate discovery is essential to knowing whether there is a case or not, and you can never be too safe when your newborns well-being is at stake. For more information on our firm you can visit our corporate site. Thanks!

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Orlando, FL 32810

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