Pompano Beach Birth Injury

Birth InjuriesAs the name suggests, birth injuries are injuries that occur to a child at or before birth. These injuries can happen because of complications during labor and delivery, or because of improper prenatal care by medical professionals. Most birth injury cases occur when a doctor fails to diagnose a situation correctly or when he or she responds incorrectly to complications. Another problem is when a pregnant woman takes a prescription drug during pregnancy, which harms the baby. Pompano Beach doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, pediatricians, hospitals, labs or pharmaceutical companies may be responsible for birth injuries, and may have to compensate families for those injuries.

If your child in Pompano Beach has been injured at birth because of malpractice by medical practitioners, contact Frankl & Kominsky lawyers to understand your legal rights and whether you are eligible for compensation from those responsible.

Causes of Birth Injury

Approximately 7 in 1,000 live births suffer some type of birth injury.

One major reason for birth injuries is improper use of instruments like forceps and vacuums. While both forceps and vacuums are important tools under the right circumstances, they can cause injury to both child and mother when used incorrectly.

Birth injuries can also occur if the physician fails to order a Caesarian section in a timely manner or if the doctor fails to diagnose Hypoxia. Hypoxia is the condition when a baby's brain does not receive enough oxygen, often due to a damaged placenta or a tangled umbilical cord. Delaying a C-section can impact the child and cause serious harm. Misusing the labor-inducing drug Pitocin or prescribing drugs that could harm the baby are also causes of birth injury. Likewise, failure to order or interpret prenatal tests and failure to diagnose or treat prenatal problems such as infection, placenta previa, or membrane rupture are also situations that can lead to birth injury.

There are multiple problems that can result from medical malpractice in birth cases. They include bone fractures, spinal cord injury, brain damage, cerebral palsy, HIE, Erb's Palsy, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn, Anoxia, Cephalohematoma, perinatal asphyxia, shoulder dystocia, wrongful death and other conditions.

Getting Legal Help

Birth injury lawsuits are often highly complex cases involving multiple parties and multiple insurance companies. At Frankl & Kominsky, we have represented numerous Pompano Beach and other South Florida families dealing with birth injury issues. We recognize that the costs to the family include not only immediate medical bills, but may also include long term medical care and rehabilitation, and potentially specialized equipment or help with care for the child. Our legal team has a long track record of success in dealing with birth injury cases, and will work tirelessly to help you get the justice you deserve. If your child has been impacted by a birth injury where a medical practitioner was at fault, we can help. Call Frankl & Kominsky at (855) 800-8000 or contact us online to discuss your case. We represent clients throughout South Florida, in Pompano Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, and elsewhere. We speak Spanish and Creole.

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