Pursuing Restitution for Birth Injuries

Welcoming your new child should be a time for celebration. However, if a birth injury has occurred, it can be a time of uncertainty and devastation.

The birth injury attorneys at Moody Law can fight for justice on your behalf. With our help, clients throughout Bartow, Winter Haven, and Lakeland, FL, have been able to hold responsible parties accountable.

First, we must determine if you have a viable medical malpractice case...

Guiding You Through Difficult Times

When this tragedy occurs, parents will ask themselves why this happened and whether it could have been prevented. Many times, a birth injury or defect is unavoidable, in spite of the fact that all professional standards of care were followed by the doctor and healthcare professionals.

However, there are occasions when a birth injury is preventable and may be the result of medical malpractice or medical error.

We can evaluate your case to determine if malpractice occurred. To schedule a free case review, please send us a message online or call us at (863) 733-9090.

Common Birth Injuries

Common birth injuries include:

These disorders are often permanent and require a lifetime of expensive medical care and treatment. At Moody Law, our attorneys have represented families who have children who have suffered injuries resulting from a birth injury or defect. A cerebral palsy lawyer or another attorney with our firm can help you collect the restitution you are owed.

$2,250,000.00 Settlement

This brain injured infant case was successfully litigated against the doctors and the hospital on medical malpractice claims for birth-related injuries due to delayed diagnosis and failure to resuscitate the infant, resulting in an award of $2,250,000 for the child and parents.

The Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan

In 1987, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan (NICA) for children who suffered a birth-related neurological injury. A birth-related neurological injury is defined as an injury to the brain or spinal cord of a live infant, or a mechanical injury occurring in the course of labor, delivery, or resuscitation in the immediate post-delivery period in a hospital, which renders the infant permanently and substantially mentally and physically impaired. 

If the child qualifies, the NICA plan is the exclusive remedy for the recovery of birth-related neurological injuries in medical malpractice cases. Timely notice prior to birth to  the mother / patient is a condition that must be met before a family’s recovery can be limited by NICA. A birth injury lawyer at Moody Law can evaluate and determine whether the proper notice under NICA was given by the healthcare professional and whether NICA benefits are available to you and your family.

NICA Benefits

  • Actual expenses for medical and hospital rehabilitative services, training, residential and custodial care and services, drugs, special equipment, facilities, and related travel that is medically necessary and reasonable. 
  • A lump sum or periodic payments to the parents or legal guardian of the infant not to exceed $100,000.
  • Reasonable expenses incurred in connection with filing the claim, including reasonable attorney’s fees.

Contact an Attorney Today

If your child suffered a birth injury or defect, a lawyer can provide valuable advice. To learn more about how an attorney at our law firm can assist you, please contact us online, or give us a call at (863) 733-9090.

Daniel D. Moody, J.D., B.C.S.

Moody Law, P.A.

Moody Law was founded by Daniel D. Moody for the sole and exclusive purpose of representing the injured. Our main office is centrally located next to the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow, FL, serving Lakeland, Winter Haven, and all the other communities of Polk County.  Some of Mr. Moody’s honors, memberships, and associations include:

  • The Florida Bar Board Certification – Civil Trial Specialist
  • AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • Life-member Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Rating Lifetime Charter Member
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or call (863) 733-9090.

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