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Miramar Birth Injuries

Birth injuries in Miramar and Florida can occur before, during and after birth, since children are extremely vulnerable during this period of time and a number of internal, skull, soft tissue, nerve, and bone injuries can result from medical recklessness or negligence.

The birth injury lawyers at the Flaxman Law Group have handled thousands of cases involving birth injuries, personal injuries, and child injuries in Miramar and South Florida. Our lawyers have handled spinal cord injury cases, brain injury cases, Erb's palsy, and other cases similar to yours. Contact the Flaxman Law Group today to find out whether you have a legal claim and what options you have for protecting your child's future. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation.

Types of Birth Injuries in Miramar and Florida

One of the most common and severe types of birth injury that occurs during labor involves the brain. One of the most common types of brain injuries that infants sustain is caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Known as fetal hypoxia, this can be caused by an umbilical cord being wrapped around the baby's neck or it can be caused by a delay in getting an emergency C-section. Lack of oxygen to a baby's brain can lead to lifelong disability and developmental delays. In many cases, these types of brain injuries in Miramar and Florida can be prevented if doctors act quickly, diagnose complications adequately, and take the proper steps to carefully monitor a child and mother during delivery to ensure that any issues can be dealt with promptly.

Another type of birth injury, known as Cerebral palsy, is also caused by oxygen deprivation. This can lead to motor problems, poor muscle control, affective brain function, and mental delays as well as vision and hearing problems. This is one of the most common birth injuries related to the brain and can affect a child's development over a lifetime.

Another common type of birth injury is known as Shoulder Dystocia. This type of injury usually occurs if the infant’s shoulder becomes stuck during delivery and excessive force is used when trying to remove the baby. When excessive force is used, the muscles may stretch or tear, leading to mobility problems and pain for the child. If the injuries are permanent and lead to permanent paralysis or movement limits, the injury is known as Erb's Palsy. This condition can affect the shoulder, but also the hand and arm.

Working With Florida Birth Injury Attorneys

If your child has been injured during birth or pregnancy, you may have a medical malpractice claim in Miramar or Florida, or you may have another type of legal claim. Pursuing a legal claim can help you secure compensation that can help pay for medical expenses and other care for your child.

If you would like more details, contact the Flaxman Law Group. At the Flaxman Law Group, our birth injury attorneys work with private investigators and medical experts to review your case and determine whether you have a legal claim. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your situation. Your free appointment comes with no obligation and can be quickly set up at one of our three South Florida office locations or at your home, workplace, or office. Before you make any decisions that could affect your child's future, get legal advice first.