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Inappropriate Medications Administered to the Mother

In some cases, a pregnant woman may be given medication to help deal with an existing medical condition. Most women will also receive some form of pain management medication – and in some cases, antibiotics – during labor and delivery to help with the birth process. In some cases, medication errors in Miami and other Florida cities, however, occur in hospitals and delivery rooms, causing serious injury to both the mother and the child.

Medical errors during pregnancy can be caused by a number of factors and they can include the administration of the wrong medication, the administration of an unsafe medication, or under dosing or overdosing. When these errors are caused by negligence and they lead to serious birth injury in Miami or Florida, parents have a right to seek compensation under Florida law. If you're considering a medical malpractice lawsuit in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, you can contact the Flaxman Law Group at any time for a free consultation to discuss all your options.

Medication and Pharmaceutical Errors In Miami

Medication errors during birth can involve several things:

  • Pharmacy errors
  • Incorrect communication over dosages, symptoms, and treatments
  • Medication administered to the wrong patient
  • Lack of checking of existing conditions and medications taken
  • Over-dosing

Product liability issues in Miami and Florida also often lead to birth injuries. In some cases, doctors administer a medication that is considered safe for pregnant women only to find some years later that the medication has serious risks for women who are expecting. There have been many personal injury cases in Miami and across the country launched by the fact that some drug companies are negligent when testing their products or reporting possible risks or side effects of their drugs.

The Risks of Medication Errors During Pregnancy

The risks of incorrect medication during pregnancy are severe. The wrong medication administered at the wrong time and at the wrong dose can cause:

  • Fetal distress
  • Injury to the mother
  • Lack of correct treatment for the medical condition
  • Interactions with other medication the mother is taking
  • Unexpected side effects
  • Premature labor
  • Allergic reactions

If you believe that your child’s birth injury was caused by an incorrectly administered medication or by medical negligence, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a free case evaluation. Your case may be worth more than you think and if you have a personal injury claim in Miami or Florida, pursuing that claim can help you secure compensation for your injuries and can bring about important safety changes that can help other patients avoid the same tragedies that you have suffered.

The Flaxman Law Group legal team has more than 25 years of experience helping personal injury victims across South Florida. They work with a team of medical experts, expert witnesses, and investigators to carefully review each birth injury case. There is a statute of limitations on how quickly you must file a medical malpractice claim, so if your child has suffered a birth injury, it is important to at least get a free consultation to get some legal advice. Your initial consultation with the Flaxman Law Group is free and comes with no obligation, so you risk nothing.