Florida birth injuries are tragic events that hamper what would otherwise be a joyous and celebratory time. It is estimated that three out of every 100 children is affected by a birth injury, many of which are serious.
One of the most serious, if not the most, are brain injuries. This type of Florida birth injury can easily be fatal. If it is not, it will significantly hinder the mental and physical growth of your child for years to come.
There are numerous causes for brain injuries during birth. These injuries can be triggered during the delivery process by either a lack of oxygen or bleeding of the brain, which is caused by trauma.
These events can quickly escalate, resulting in:
- Brain Injury
- Brain Damage
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Some of the causes for brain injuries are natural. These may include the tangling of the umbilical cord, an unusually large baby, or the child getting stuck in the birth canal or getting turned around during delivery.
However, brain injuries can also be caused by negligence on the part of doctors or nurses. The mistakes that these medical professionals may make include waiting too long to perform a C-section, using too much force during delivery or a miscalculation in the size of the baby.
When a negligent medical professional contributes to a Florida birth injury, therefore changing your life forever, it can be very hard to accept. As a result of something that was not your fault, you now have to live with the consequences for the rest of your life.
But there is some hope. You may be eligible to recover damages from negligent medical professionals, earning financial compensation for your child and family for medical bills, ongoing care, instances of pain or emotional suffering and more.