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Birth Injuries

The Fort Lauderdale birth injury lawyers at the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs has over 20 years of experience in successfully representing families who had a baby suffer serious and catastrophic injuries during childbirth because of the negligence of a doctor or hospital.

Causes of birth injury

There are many circumstances which may cause a birth injury. Childbirth can be an extremely difficult process. Typically, childbirth occurs in a hospital full of professionals who understand the risks and complications associated with having a baby.

Birth injury is most likely to occur due some sort of error or medical negligence on the part of the staff aiding the mother with the birth. It may occur at any time during the actual delivery of the child and cause small bumps and bruises or even irreparable damage. Several factors can play a role in creating a high risk labor:

  • Heavy birth weight babies (9-10lb babies)
  • The shape and size of a mothers pelvis
  • Breech birth
  • Irregular birth times (extremely short or very long)

Mothers initiative

As a new mother, it is important to be prudent and educate yourself as best as you can to understand the products and medications that you use during your pregnancy. Certain activities, medications, and personal products can interfere with the health of your growing child. These same products can play a factor during childbirth, resulting in labor complications. As a pregnant woman, it is also important to monitor your health, and do your best to have as healthy a pregnancy as possible.

Doctors initiative

There are steps to be taken by medical professionals to help assuage the incidents of a birth injury. The absence of identifying these instances or not properly diagnosing situations so that measures are not taken to prevent birth defects or injuries is troublesome but does occur. In these instances, the doctor can possibly held liable for the injury.

Nurses also have a very delicate and challenging occupation when aiding in the birth of a child. Extreme caution and care must be given to the child as it is attempting to make its entrance into the world. The skull of a newborn is extremely soft and fragile. This means that it can be easily injured. This type of injury can turn into a permanent brain injury which may last for the duration of that infants life.

Unfortunately, when proper care is not taken, the result can be tragic. Hospitals with short staffed maternity wards or overwhelmed doctors often have a higher occurrence of birth injuries. Many of these injuries are easily prevented simply by handling each infant with care, and lessening the chance of brain injury, asphyxia, and other infant-related birth injuries.

If your child or the child or a loved one has suffered a birth injury, you may wish to talk to an attorney. The emotional and psychological toll that a birth injury exacts on the family of a child is enormous, but the financial costs can be overwhelming, as well. Medical bills, lost wages, counseling, physical therapy, home care-the expenses of a severe birth injury are endless. In the case that the birth injury occurred through the fault or negligence of a member of the medical staff, the family may be entitled to recover the monies associated with that birth injury, including punitive damages and compensation for pain and suffering.

Attorney David I. Fuchs will also represent you in other personal injury cases for injuries that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Injuries requiring surgery, sutures, staples
  2. Traumatic Brain Injury, including those caused by oxygen deprivation
  3. Severe burns resulting in significant and permanent scarring
  4. Mental anguish and emotional distress, death
  5. Those injuries caused by a collision with a driver that is drunk, impaired or otherwise under the influence of narcotics or drugs

If your baby suffered a birth injury, you should consider inquiring about your legal options. In times of grief, it is obviously difficult for family members to understand the importance of a prompt investigation of the circumstances of the injury, preservation of evidence and identification of responsible parties. However, the large compensation from a lawsuit is often necessary to cover the extensive medical bills that will accrue in the years to come. It is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.

Call Injury Lawyer David I. Fuchs Toll Free at (800) 570-2858 for a free consultation to discuss your baby’s birth injury case. You may also write to  attorney David I. Fuchs by filling out the form on the “Contact Us” page.”

If you can not come to us  David I. Fuchs will send a representative to see you. We speak English and Spanish. Se habla Inglés y Español.

Llame al abogado David Fuchs, si usted ha sufrido una lesion de cualquier tipo debido a la negligencia de otro.

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