Birth Injury Attorney

Fort Lauderdale Birth Asphyxia Lawyer

Compassionate Legal Help for Injured Families in South Florida

Serious injury can result when a baby suffers a lack of oxygen during labor and delivery. This condition, also known as birth asphyxia, is unfortunately common. If your child suffered this type of birth injury and medical malpractice was to blame, you may bring a claim against the at-fault medical provider.

At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., our personal injury lawyers in Fort Lauderdale want to help you bring a successful claim. You deserve compensation for your damages, as well as answers regarding what happened and why.

At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., we are dedicated to helping mothers and infants who have been harmed by the negligence of a healthcare professional in South Florida. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our Fort Lauderdale birth injury lawyers can help pursue just compensation.


We’re Here to Help You Get Both, While Also Providing:

  • Free consultations
  • Tireless representation
  • Compassionate guidance
  • 70+ years of combined experience
  • History of record-setting verdicts and settlements

For decades, we have taken action to hold negligent OB-GYNs, nurse practitioners, doulas, midwives, and birth teams accountable for failing families across South Florida. Not only does a birth asphyxia injury cast a shadow over what was supposed to be a joyous time, it typically has long-term consequences for both the parents and the child. 

Why wait to take action? Our proven advocates stand ready to fight for you. 

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Recovering Compensation After Birth Asphyxia

Birth asphyxia may cause the injured baby and their parents a variety of damages. 

Some of the Most Common Include:

  • Improper use of forceps or vacuum extractor
  • Failure to diagnose a prenatal condition, like preeclampsia
  • Failure to recommend inducement if pregnancy is longer than 40 weeks
  • Failure to monitor or recognize signs of fetal distress
  • Failure to recommend or perform a C-section

Our birth injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale have the resources and proven skill to thoroughly investigate your child’s birth injury and determine who is liable.

Common Birth Injuries

In the best cases, birth asphyxia is resolved quickly and no harm comes to the baby. Sadly, however, if birth asphyxia persists without medical intervention, the resulting injuries may take days, weeks, or even months to heal. In some cases, an injury can last a lifetime; in the worst, it can cause the wrongful death of a child.

Birth Asphyxia Is Often the Result of Medical Negligence, Such As:

  • Failure to handle umbilical cord prolapse
  • Failure to order an emergency C-section
  • Failure to address a breech birth
  • Other failures relating to monitoring fetal and maternal distress

OUR Birth Injury results

$32.8 Million


An unborn baby was in distress with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. His doctor and hospital medical team ignored signals and tests, which ultimately resulted in severe brain damage including cerebral palsy, spastic legs and arms, mental retardation, kidney failure and other conditions.

$32.8 Million


An expectant mother went into the hospital with complications. Attending physicians did not properly communicate with each other, leading to the baby being born under duress with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.

$32.8 Million


A Palm Beach County jury has awarded $4 million on behalf of a child suffering from severe mental retardation that the family blamed on a delayed delivery in a West Palm Beach hospital more than 11 years ago.

Types of Birth Asphyxia Injuries

If your child suffered any of the following injuries, medical negligence may have been to blame. Still, you may have trouble uncovering the truth on your own—many doctors do not want to admit to doing anything wrong. At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A, in South Florida, we will help you find the truth. We will also make sure that, if negligence exists, the at-fault medical provider answers for their wrongful actions.

The Most Common Injuries From a Lack of Oxygen During Labor and Delivery Are:

  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)
  • Seizure disorders
  • Loss of certain senses, such as vision or hearing
  • Developmental delays
  • Complete or incomplete paralysis
  • Infant death

Trust Our Experienced Birth Asphyxia Attorneys

Our Fort Lauderdale birth injury legal team shares over 70 years of practical legal experience. We are committed to fighting for the victims of negligence, especially those who were harmed during labor and delivery.

If you and your baby have been injured, turn to our multigenerational law firm for skilled, knowledgeable legal help. We are proud to say our advocacy has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars recovered for our clients.