Pembroke Pines Birth Injuries
There are a few injuries as devastating as birth injuries, and many family do not realize that in many cases these injuries are quite preventable. Unfortunately, in many cases birth injuries in Pembroke Pines and Florida are caused by the negligent or careless behavior of nurses, doctors, and other professionals who should be monitoring the baby and mother before, during, and after birth. If you live anywhere in South Florida and your child has sustained a serious injury during birth or before birth, speak with one of the personal injury lawyers at the Flaxman Law Group to discuss your options and your rights to compensation.What Leads to Birth Injury in Pembroke Pines and Other Cities?
There are many things that can increase the likelihood of birth injury and child injury in Pembroke Pines and other Florida communities. A difficult birth or difficult pregnancy can increase the likelihood of an injury. A difficult delivery can increase the odds that doctors will make mistakes, but if a pregnancy or birth is expected to be difficult it is also expected the doctors and other medical staff will take additional precautions keep both the mother and the baby safe.
Premature babies and larger babies, for example, are more likely to suffer complications and should be monitored more carefully. Breach delivery and any delivery requiring the use of instruments such as forceps is also more complicated. It is expected that medical staff will properly diagnose complications and risks and take extra precautions to keep everyone safe. When medical staff fail to do so, they can be held liable for their recklessness.
In a difficult delivery, especially, it is important that nurses and other medical staff monitor the baby and mother to ensure that the baby has enough blood flow and oxygen to the brain and that the mother is not suffering too much distress during delivery. The heart rate of both the mother and the infant should also be carefully monitored. When the infant and mother are not carefully monitored, severe and even fatal injuries can occur. One of the more common injuries in this situation can be a brain injury.
If forceps or vacuum extractors are needed, it is important for staff to take extra steps to ensure that these are used only by trained staff and used correctly. These medical devices, while crucial, can cause injury. If a cesarean section is needed to prevent further trauma to the baby and the mother, it is important that the cesarean section is not delayed, as delays can cause further injury to the unborn child. Many infant brain injury patients in Pembroke Pines and Florida sustain brain injury because a cesarean section was delayed or because staff failed to monitor a baby and failed to notice that the baby was not getting enough oxygen.What Families Can Do
The Flaxman Law Group legal team works with families to help families seek compensation for the financial distress and emotional distress of caring for a child who has been injured. Whether you have suffered the loss of a child in birth or have a child who will require a lifetime of care, make an appointment with a personal injury attorney at the Flaxman Law Group today and a free, no obligation consultation to find out what can be done for your child.