Pursuing Full And Fair Compensation For Families
Whether an infant or a mother is injured prior to, during or after birth, serious injuries can be prosecuted, and families can recover losses relating to physical injury, emotional distress and wrongful death. At Wesley, McGrail & Wesley, we help our clients from across Florida obtain justice and recovery through the most appropriate and effective channel, pursuing compensation in mediation, arbitration, negotiation, court litigation and through the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan.
In 1988, the Florida Legislature established by statute the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association (NICA), which manages the compensation plan set up to pay for the health care of infants born with neurological injuries such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brain injury, brain stem injury, spinal cord trauma and cerebral hemorrhage.
We can help you obtain the best possible compensation through NICA, which can mitigate prolonged litigation and contention. Our legal counsel will account for all options available in your unique case and your best interests.
Protecting Your Family With Personalized, Dedicated Legal Service
Our attorneys, located in Fort Walton Beach, accept referrals from throughout Florida, from Pensacola to Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando. We travel for the right case.
Our partner attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience identifying medical malpractice and holding negligent parties accountable for serious injuries.
Evaluating Your Case
Malpractice is not evident in every single birth injury. We handle meritorious cases, and we independently investigate all claims. Our lawyers are compassionate and caring advocates for your rights and interests. We work with medical experts, collect witness testimony, examine medical records and handle all communications during the legal process.
We can determine with precision if medical negligence was the cause of any serious birth injury, including:
- Erb’s palsy
- Cerebral palsy and other neurological injuries
- Shoulder dystocia
- Prenatal asphyxia
- Anoxia or hypoxia
- Injury to the mother
Failure to diagnose fetal distress, the need for a cesarean section (C-section), pre-eclampsia/eclampsia, and negligence in prenatal or postnatal care may lead to birth injuries for which you may be able to seek compensation.