Fort Lauderdale Birth Injury Lawyers
What is considered a birth injury?
Birth injuries are any type of trauma or damage suffered by an infant during childbirth. Improper delivery techniques and medical error can result in complications during the delivery, which can be mild to severe, resulting in lifelong disability. Such injuries can range from swelling, bruising, and respiratory problems to brain damage which results in paralysis, motor skills dysfunction, learning disabilities, and developmental delays or problems. In such cases, the injured infant may require short or long-term medical care, which can cause undue financial stress.
Many types of birth injury exist, depending on what occurred during the delivery process. Some of the more common ones include:
- Erb's Palsy: Injury to the shoulder nerves which control arm and hand motion.
- Shoulder Dystocia: Where a shoulder becomes trapped during delivery.
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension: Where the circulatory system fails to function properly causing high blood pressure.
- Retinopathy: Impairment of the retina leading to vision loss.
The improper use of forceps, the inducement of labor, and medical malpractice at any point in the delivery process may cause such injuries. Birth defects, such as cleft palate, heart defects, deformities, and more can be caused by exposure to dangerous drugs, such as antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy. In all of these situations, you should seek competent legal counsel for advice and guidance concerning the legal factors involved.
Experienced Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorney
If your child was injured during the birth process, you should consult with a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney from the legal team at Feingold & Posner, P.A. Let us use our experience and understanding of this complex legal area to determine if you have a valid claim which can be pursued through appropriate legal action. You may be eligible for legal compensation for damages connected with the injury, including past medical expenses and those predicted for future medical care as well as other types of damages.