Miami Birth Injury Attorney
If your child has sustained a birth injury anywhere in the State of Florida, contact this Miami Birth Injury Lawyer as soon as possible. Birth injuries are very devastating to a family. After a birth injury, families not only face the emotional devastation of their child’s suffering, but the financial burden and prospect of lifelong challenges can also be devastating to the entire family.
Any type of physical or psychological trauma to a child occurring before, during, or immediately after the birthing process is known as birth injury. There are several factors that can cause a birth injury. For instance, during a complicated delivery, sometimes it might become necessary for an assistive method to be used to guide the child through the mother’s birth canal. If this is the case, then vacuum extraction or forceps tools may be used to move the baby down the birth canal. Nevertheless, vacuum extraction can apply pressure on a baby’s face. Facial paralysis could unfortunately be a result. Inabilities to close the baby’s eyes or move the muscles in the face are the main symptoms of this.
Caput succedaneum is another condition which may result from a vacuum extraction. In this condition, a child might experience severe swelling on the head. Improper use of a birth-assisting tool (for instance, a forceps) might also cause Cephalohematoma. This condition may be characterized by a bump on a newborn’s head. Bleeding is usually a symptom of Cephalohematoma.
Sometimes, at the time of delivery, infants may also become stuck on the mother’s pelvic bone. If this takes place, the doctor can softly remove the infant off of the pelvic bone. The doctor might cause permanent damage to the infant if he or she pulls the infant too strenuously or in the wrong direction. If this happens, the result can be a brachial palsy injury. This includes Erb’s palsy and Klumpke’s palsy. The infant might not be able to move his or her arms, hands and fingers with both of these conditions.
When a delivery goes wrong, a child might likewise experience fractured/broken bones. For instance, while “breached” (i.e., upside down) during a birth, many infants sustain fractured/broken clavicles. The baby might experience a broken shoulder or broken collarbone if the doctor chooses to deliver the baby this way.
Should your baby experience a birth injury in Florida (including Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and West Palm Beach), contact Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 to talk about your case for free.Help for Injured Clients Provided by this Miami Birth Injury Lawyer
Hypoxia or a hypoxic event is defined as an event in which an infant’s brain does not get enough oxygen. It can easily occur during the birthing process. For example, an infant might not get oxygen due to a tangled-up umbilical cord or a damaged placenta.
When a mother undergoes a difficult labor, an infant may get stuck in the birth canal and a lack of oxygen to the baby can result. If medical involvement does not happen immediately, the infant risks losing oxygen. Unluckily, a child who is lodged in the birth canal is also at risk of extreme brain damage.
If, after delivery, your doctor does not watch an infant’s condition diligently, then a lack of oxygen can take place in this case also. Developmental delays and seizures are problems that can be caused by oxygen deprivation.
Another potential catastrophic result of a birth injury could be Cerebral palsy. It refers to any of a group of neurological disorders that affect the child’s body movement and cause muscle stiffness. Cerebral palsy can also impact a baby’s balancing abilities and reflexes. Because of problems with muscular coordination, a child with cerebral palsy might have problems with eating.
Babies with cerebral palsy sometimes experience seizures. Finally, if the child suffers from cerebral palsy, he or she might have vision issues, and eyesight is frequently extremely deprived. Gait difficulties, speech issues, learning disabilities, intellectual difficulties, hearing problems, breathing issues, and prlbelms controlling the bowel/bladder are the other symptoms of cerebral palsy.
However, cerebral palsy may result from low levels of oxygen in the brain, premature delivery or birth trauma.
An OBGYN who does not appropriately check a mother and her baby during pregnancy, insufficient checking of an infant during labor by nurses or other medical staff and providers, or carelessness by the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are also factors that can cause hypoxic episodes.This Miami-Dade Birth Injury Attorney/Lawyer Fights for Clients Vigorously
Since OBGYN’s treat women during the whole reproductive process, mistakes can take place at any time, not just during pregnancy or birth. Failing to conduct an emergency C-section at the suitable time or incorrectly monitoring the vitals of mother and baby can also cause birth injuries. If an OBGYN fails to perform an emergency C-section, he or she will be responsible for this negligence.
When conditions such as uterine damage, placenta previa, and cord prolapses take place, then emergency C-section may be needed. If these conditions occur and your doctor does not perform an emergency C-section, then your child can be injured consequently. If this happens, you might able to pursue a birth injury case against the doctor who was responsible of monitoring your baby’s condition.
Improper use of medications can also cause birth injuries. Brain damage, spinal cord damage, and hemorrhaging are birth injuries that can take place when a labor has gone wrong. You might have a medical malpractice wrongful death case on your child’s behalf if your child tragically passes away during a labor or delivery.
For the baby and for the baby’s family, the consequences of any type of birth injury can be devastating. A baby’s injuries can require expensive medical care in the future. In order to pay for such treatment, the family of an infant who sustains a birth injury deserves compensation.
Mr. Quackenbush will most likely hire an expert called a life-care planner in order to determine how much this care might cost. This type of expert witness will attempt to predict if the baby is going to need medical care in the future and, if so, how much that care will cost.
Vaginal tears, uterine injuries, episiotomy, preeclampsia, spinal cord damage, hemorrhaging, and sepsis are the injuries that can occur when a mother is hurt during labor or delivery. You might have a medical malpractice wrongful death case on your wife’s behalf if she tragically passes away during a labor. In that situation, you will probably be appointed as the personal representative of your wife’s estate, and you will act as the technical “Plaintiff” or person bringing the lawsuit.Call this South Florida Birth Injury Law Firm Today at 954-448-7288
In the State of Florida, there is a two-year statute of limitations in a birth injury case from the date of malpractice. This means that the court case must be brought within two years from the time the baby’s family members knew or should have known with reasonable diligence that the injury happened and that there was a reasonable possibility that medical malpractice caused it.
However, you should contact Mr. Quackenbush immediately to ensure you start your case within the appropriate time limitations if you believe that a doctor, hospital or another medical provider carelessly caused your child’s birth injury. Time is of the essence with medical malpractice cases.
If your child has sustained a birth injury occurring anyplace in Miami-Dade County (including Aventura, Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Doral, Florida City, Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, Homestead, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, North Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-Locka, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Sunny Isles Beach), don’t hesitate to speak to an experienced birth injury lawyer like Mr. Quackenbush.
Contact this Miami Birth Injury Law Firm at 954-448-7288 to discuss your case for free.