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Birth Injuries

Nationally, six to eight birth injuries occur in every one thousand live births. Injuries occur for a number of reasons. Often, they occur because medical staff do not carefully monitor the child’s and mother’s condition, leading to the child’s brain not getting enough oxygen. In some cases, vacuum extractors or forceps are used incorrectly or cesarean sections are not performed correctly, leading to serious injury.

Having a child should be a joyous event, but birth injuries in Miami and across Florida deprive families of this joy every day. If your child’ birth injury was caused by negligence on the part of medical staff, you may have a personal injury claim in Miami or your community. To find out what law protect you and your child's future, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation.

Birth Injuries in Miami and Florida Lead to Lifelong Complications

Birth injuries can lead to:

  • Brain Damage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Untreated jaundice
  • Infections
  • Meconium aspiration
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding (in the mother)
  • Fractures
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Spasticity
  • Paralysis
  • Stillbirth

In many cases, birth injuries lead to fatal injuries for the child or mother or lead to permanent injuries for the child. In cases where an infant is born with permanent injuries or brain damage, the cost of providing around-the-clock care for the child over a lifetime can amount to many millions of dollars. In these cases, it is important for parents to explore all of their legal options in order to ensure that they have the financial resources to support their child as fully as possible.

What To Do if you Think You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim in Miami or your Community

If you believe that you may have an emergency room negligence claim in Miami or your community or another type of birth injury claim, is important to speak with a personal injury attorney. Whether your child has suffered a brain injury, a soft tissue injury, a fracture, or another injury, the first step is to get answers. An experienced personal injury attorney can review medical records and other information or can even launch an investigation in order to find out exactly what has caused an injury.

Once more is known about your situation, a personal injury attorney can advise you of all your options. You may want to negotiate with the hospital for a fair settlement or you may want to pursue a legal claim. There are several options available, and a personal injury attorney may be able to represent you or assist you with the option you choose. If you decide to pursue a medical negligence claim in Miami or your community, a personal injury attorney can represent you, can secure medical experts on your behalf, and can take care of every step of the process so that you can focus on you and your family.

The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm that has helped many families recover compensation for injuries suffered due to medical staff negligence. If you would like to find out what the Flaxman Law Group can do for you, contact the law firm today for a free, no obligation consultation.