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Hospitals should be places of healing, but unfortunately that isn’t always the case. Whether due to poor communication, ill-trained staff, or medical negligence, you should never have to suffer for another’s mistakes. If you’ve suffered an injury at the fault of a hospital or its staff, don’t hesitate to call H. Dennis Rogers, P.A. today at 888-810-5155 for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

Pay no fees for your representation if you don’t make a recovery.
From pain and suffering to loss in wellness of life, if you don’t receive a favorable judgment or settlement from your case you never have to pay any charge or fee, so there’s never any risk in exploring the legal options open to you.

If you have been injured in a hospital, put our 35 years of experience to work for you. We have extensive experience litigating malpractice cases involving numerous types of injuries, including:

Birth Injuries
When a newborn suffers injury during the birth process, it can leave a family traumatized and facing a future of costly medical procedures and attendant care. While not all birth injuries are caused by negligence, those that are due to the wrongful act of a medical provider or professional can be addressed by a skilled medical malpractice attorney in Tampa, Clearwater or the West Central Florida area who knows how to fight to secure the monetary compensation that the family will need to care for their child.

If something seems wrong with your newborn, it is important that you do not wait to seek out legal advice. You have a limited time in which to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, and it is important to begin to assemble and preserve the necessary evidence to prove your case.

A difficult birth can lead to injury to a newborn for a variety of reasons. Some conditions that may be associated with a difficult birth include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Large babies
  • Premature baby
  • Cephalopelvic disproportion
  • Dystocia
  • Prolonged labor
  • Abnormal birthing presentation
  • Oxygen deprivation

Common birth injuries include the following:

  • Caput succedaneum
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Brachial palsy
  • Fractures of the clavicle or collarbone
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brain damage
  • Klumpkeā€™s palsy
  • Spinal cord damage

Birth injuries require a medical malpractice attorney with years of experience in properly developing and trying cases that involve injured newborns. The caring attorneys of H. Dennis Rogers, P.A., a medical malpractice law firm in Clearwater, know how to value, strategize, and develop birth injury cases.

Do not risk having a case undervalued by an inexperienced medical malpractice attorney in Tampa. We are ready to fight to obtain the compensation and justice that our clients deserve. For medical malpractice attorneys in Tampa, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Polk, and Manatee Counties, please contact us by using our toll-free telephone number: (888) 810-5155.

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a general term that includes different types of movement and posture disorders. All of these disorders are the result of injury to the area of the brain that controls muscle tone. Depending upon the specific location of this injury, the victim may have one or more of the following types of cerebral palsy:

  • Spastic Cerebral Palsy (which causes stiff and difficult movement)
  • Athetoid Cerebral Palsy (which causes involuntary and uncontrolled movement)
  • Ataxic Cerebral Palsy (which causes a disturbed sense of balance and depth perception)

The brain injury that causes cerebral palsy may occur before, during, or after a child’s birth. In some cases, the cause of the brain injury is unknown. In others, the injury can be caused by infection, bleeding in the brain, or lack of oxygen, which may be the result of a medical mistake.

The symptoms of cerebral palsy are sometimes mild. But in severe cases, the disorder can be accompanied by mental impairment and seizures demanding intensive assisted care. Because cerebral palsy is an incurable disorder, the proper care of a cerebral palsy victim can leave a family struggling with the victim’s care and medical bills for a lifetime.

Cerebral palsy can result from negligent prenatal care, from negligent failure to properly treat fetal distress during labor and delivery, or from negligent care following delivery. If cerebral palsy resulted from negligent medical care before, during, or after childbirth, it was preventable. In such cases, there is a legal right to hold the negligent parties responsible for the costs of the victim’s future medical care and other damages.

If cerebral palsy has resulted from negligent medical care in the Tampa Bay area, a medical malpractice lawyer in Tampa or Clearwater can bring an action against the negligent parties. However, not all Clearwater or Tampa medical malpractice attorneys have the medical knowledge and experience to properly evaluate and litigate complex birth injury cases. The attorneys at the Clearwater medical malpractice law firm of H. Dennis Rogers, P.A. have many years of experience in handling cerebral palsy and other birth injury cases. We understand the demands and challenges faced by the victims of cerebral palsy and their families, and we know how to protect the rights of the injured and fight for the maximum compensation available to them.

If your child suffers from cerebral palsy and you have reason to believe that the disorder was caused by medical error, please contact us today for a free initial consultation about the situation. The caring attorneys of H. Dennis Rogers, P.A. are ready to fight to obtain justice and the compensation our clients and their families deserve. For medical malpractice lawyers who handle cases in Tampa, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Polk, and Manatee Counties call our toll-free telephone number: (888) 810-5155.

Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating event that results in exorbitant costs to the family who must care for the victim. Expenses can mount quickly and continue throughout the lifetime of the victim. Specialized medical supplies and drugs, medical care, medical equipment, care by attendants, and adaptive technologies might all be required. If you live in Clearwater or the Tampa area, it is important to get a local Clearwater or Tampa malpractice attorney involved in order to recover compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The Spinal Cord Injury Resource Center reports that approximately 450,000 people live with SCI in the United States, and that about 10,000 new SCI cases occur each year. Common causes of spinal cord injury include car accidents, gunshots, falls, and diseases such as polio and spina bifida. Although many symptoms of spinal cord damage appear immediately after an injury, some symptoms develop slowly. About one in 20 cervical fractures is missed by professionals. Whiplash, commonly caused in car accidents, can easily remain undiagnosed as a spinal cord injury.

A spinal cord injury can result in the following types of paralysis:

  • Tetraplegia or Quadriplegia: Complete paralysis that affects the body from the neck down
  • Hemiplegia: Paralysis that affects only one side of the body
  • Paraparesis: Partial paralysis that affects the lower limbs
  • Paraplegia: Complete paralysis that affects the lower half of the body including both legs

Some common symptoms of spinal cord injury include the following:

  • Poor coordination, weakness, or paralysis
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Spasticity
  • Breathing difficulties from paralysis of breathing muscles
  • Tingling, numbness, or loss of sensation in limbs or extremities

Serious spinal cord injuries require an attorney with years of experience in properly developing and trying cases that involve spinal injury. One of the most important parts of a spinal cord injury case is valuing and proving the cost and extent of future rehabilitative needs of the victim. In the Tampa area, the caring attorneys of the Clearwater medical malpractice law firm, H. Dennis Rogers, P.A. know how to value, strategize, and develop spinal cord injury cases. Do not risk having a case undervalued by an inexperienced malpractice attorney in Tampa. We are ready to fight to obtain the compensation and justice that our clients deserve.

For malpractice lawyers in Tampa, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Polk, and Manatee Counties, please contact us by using our toll-free telephone number: (888) 810-5155.