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Birth Injury Specialist

Santo Steven BiFulco, MD, CLCP -  - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

BiFulco Medical Group

Santo Steven BiFulco, MD, CLCP

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Tampa, FL

If your baby was injured during birth as the result of a delivery complication or negligence of hospital staff, Dr. Santo BiFulco, MD, can help. At BiFulco Medical Group in Tampa, Florida, you can receive a customized life care plan that anticipates the health needs of your child for a lifetime. Dr. BiFulco is highly experienced in evaluating birth injuries in newborns and infants and has served as an expert witness in birth injury trials. If you or your client needs an experienced physician to assess a birth injury, schedule a consultation by phone or by using the online booking feature.

Birth Injury Q & A

What are common causes of birth injuries?

A birth injury describes physical damage that occurs during the process of childbirth. These types of injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, such as the size of the baby, the shape of the mother’s pelvic region, or when assistive devices, like forceps, are used during delivery.

Birth injuries may also be the result of errors or accidents by physicians or medical staff, such as a failure to monitor fetus or newborn health.

Other causes of common birth injuries include:

  • Infection
  • Paralysis
  • Head swelling
  • Nerve damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injury

If you suspect your baby has been injured during birth, it’s important you seek a medical evaluation and care right away to prevent a worsening of the injury.

What can I expect during a birth injury evaluation?

To determine the severity of the birth injury, Dr. BiFulco performs a comprehensive medical evaluation of your child. He is skilled in assessing the overall health and expected medical needs of a child with a birth injury that results in chronic health issues or permanent disability.

Dr. BiFulco can create a life care plan that outlines what to expect in your child’s future concerning medical procedures, financial responsibility, and even lost wages when they get older.

What’s included in a life care plan for a birth injury?

Many children with a birth injury require a lifetime of medical care. Dr. BiFulco offers comprehensive life care plans that involve the anticipated treatments needed for your child to retain a high quality of life.

Dr. BiFulco reviews existing medical records concerning the injury of your child and performs his own assessment of their overall health. He creates a life care plan that contains necessary details about life-long medical care needed to sustain life, as well as the expected costs for such care.

This information can be used within a long-term medical plan, as well as for any court proceedings involved in a medical malpractice case against the physician, delivery team, or hospital. Dr. BiFulco can also be retained as an expert witness during your trial, working closely with your attorney to ensure they have accurate, up-to-date information about your child’s injury and overall health.

If you or your client is seeking a physician experienced in birth injuries, schedule a consultation at BiFulco Medical Group today, online or by phone.