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Attorneys for Birth Injuries

There are 1.9 birth injuries for every live birth in the United States. For many people, this is a traumatic event. Just when you expect to have a newborn baby, you are shocked to learn that the baby is not healthy due to a medical professional’s mistake.

That is where we step in. The team at Panter Law has what it takes to ensure that you are treated fairly by the justice system. Our experienced staff has already helped many people throughout Florida, including our hometown of Miami. If you think your family has been a victim of infant medical malpractice, then you need an expert medical malpractice lawyer.

Causes of Birth Injuries

According to the Stanford Children’s Health Hospital, birth injuries are more common when:

  • The baby is big
  • The baby is feet-first in the birth canal
  • The baby is born prematurely
  • The mother’s pelvis or birth canal makes it difficult for a vaginal birth
  • Labor is long
  • Labor is difficult
  • The mother is overweight
  • There is a c-section
  • The doctor uses a vacuum or forceps

This is not meant to be a complete list. There are other sources of injuries that can harm babies.

Types of Birth Injuries

Birth injuries come in many different forms. Similar to the list of the causes of birth injuries, this is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but rather a list designed to get people thinking and give more information.

  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Kernicterus
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Periventricular leukomalacia
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Traumatic birth injuries

Medical Negligence and Birth Injuries

The criteria for medical malpractice in birth injuries is fairly similar to medical malpractice as a whole. That is to say, you have to legally establish a few different facts for your case to proceed. They are as follows:

  • A doctor-patient relationship
  • A doctor who acted wrongly
  • The mistake caused physical harm to the patient

Establishing a doctor-patient relationship means that the physician was seeing the patient throughout the pregnancy, or was overseeing the birth. 

A doctor who uses poor judgment, and makes a mistake, may be found to be negligent. This can take a few different forms. As it relates to birth injury, this may include prolonging labor, yanking, or using forceps to deliver the child. In addition, a doctor who has worked long hours may make a mistake due to fatigue. In a court of law, you must prove that the doctor’s care was substandard, which means that they were not acting in a way that a similar doctor would. In order to prove this, usually you need to call in an expert witness.

Finally, you need to prove that the mistake led to harm. For this, you need to prove that there was an injury to the baby. In order to satisfy this step, you need to have a lot of documentation.

Birth Injury Malpractice Lawyers

Panter Law has a team of accomplished birth injury attorneys on staff who are ready to help you with your case. If you think that you have a case, call us. Keep in mind that Florida has a birth injury statute of limitations, which means that you have a limited amount of time where you can present your case.

The team at Panter Law understands what you have been through. We have already helped many people throughout the state of Florida. Your case could be the next successful one. Give us a call today.

Proven Results In Complex Miami Car and Auto Accident Litigation

Our firm won a verdict in excess of $13 million against Alamo Rent-A-Car. The verdict was upheld by the Florida Supreme Court.

Our law firm represented the families of three British sailors and obtained a verdict of $7.7 million.

Our firm represented a Haitian student permanently injured as a result of the negligence of an individual driving a rental vehicle, resulting in a jury verdict of $3.2 million.

We represented a husband and father killed in a rear-end automobile collision. Our firm filed suit against the Florida Department of Transportation and others for negligence related to roadway design and inadequate lighting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Panter, Panter & Sampedro is among the leading personal injury law firms in South Florida. For more than 30 years, our Board Certified trial attorneys have represented individuals injured by negligent parties in cases of significant size and complexity across various practice areas.

    We are a different kind of law firm, with the legal skill and expertise needed to serve our clients, and an unwavering dedication to family values.

    We believe our success, both inside and outside the courtroom, is defined by what we care about — it’s that simple. Panter, Panter & Sampedro is an award-winning personal injury law firm — but more than that — it is a group of people that genuinely cares about protecting the rights of individuals suffering as a result of wrongdoing and negligence.

  • With a track record of success in working closely with each client, our legal team has secured millions of dollars in compensation for thousands of accident victims and their families over the course of three decades. We guide our clients through the entire legal proceedings, from filing the initial complaint to assisting with the proper distribution of funds once compensation is awarded.

    Our vast trial experience includes substantial verdicts and settlements in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, slip-and-fall, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death and more.

    Panter, Panter & Sampedro’s proven team of civil trial lawyers are relied upon by the Miami and South Florida community to protect their rights and ensure justice is served by securing the best verdicts and recoveries possible.

    When our firm takes on a personal injury claim, we aggressively represent our clients and fight for the maximum compensation under the law. Rest assured that no matter how difficult the case, we are prepared to serve as your most ardent legal advocates and welcome the opportunity to hold the culpable parties accountable.  

    Panter, Panter & Sampedro proudly serves residents throughout South Florida — including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

  • No recovery, no fees.

    We believe that everyone, regardless of their financial status, should have access to sound legal counsel as they exercise their right to pursue justice and redress any harm or wrongdoing.

    At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, all our services are offered on a “contingency fee” basis, which means that any payment to the firm completely depends on whether our efforts result in a financial recovery for our client.

    Any lawyer’s fees for representing the client will be deducted from the final personal injury settlement in the client’s case or from the damages awarded after a favorable verdict, in the event that the client’s case goes to trial.

    In general, attorneys can receive up to one-third of the gross amount of a pre-suit settlement or 40% of the gross settlement recovery once a Defendant files an answer to a lawsuit. These rules are regulated by the Florida Bar, and the following summarizes our contingency fee policy:

    • Client enters into an agreement granting legal authority to the firm to represent the client in exchange for attorneys fees paid in the form of a percentage of the total recovery.
    • The firm assumes all up-front financial costs and risk associated with litigating the case. All of these expenses are paid by the firm, and are only repaid if a recovery is won.
    • The client pays no fees whatsoever, hourly or otherwise.
    • The firm’s contingency fee percentage varies based on the type of case, level of complexity, and the foreseeable resources required to litigate it properly.
    • Every case is unique, but the contingency fee percentage is always clearly agreed upon by both parties and documented in writing upon retaining our services.
  • We can. Call 305-662-6178 or submit a request for your FREE CONSULTATION to speak directly with one of our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers. We will review your case at no charge. To learn more about personal injury, please read below.

    Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else’s act or failure to act. In a successful tort action, the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses.

    Every tort claim, regardless of its basis, whether intentional, negligence, or strict liability, has two basic issues—liability and damages. Was the defendant liable for the damages you sustained, and, if so, what is the nature and extent of your damages? If you can prove liability and damages, our system of justice will award you compensation for your loss.

    Personal injury cases can involve:

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