Miami Birth Injuries Attorneys

Negligence - Birth Injuries

There are a number of birth injury types. Sometimes birth injuries are temporary, and other times they are permanent, lasting a lifetime. Symptoms often vary from one infant to another. Whereas one infant may have mild symptoms, the same injury may happen to a different infant and cause severe symptoms.


  • Brain-Related Injuries
  • Muscle-Related or Physical Injuries
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Klumpke’s Palsy
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Birth Injuries Related to Infections or Developed Through Pregnancy
  • Injuries from Delivery
  • Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn

Birth Injuries FAQ
What are birth injury claims?

A birth injury is usually defined as an injury that occurs to the baby during labor or delivery. … However, if a birth injury occurred because of a doctor’s improper medical technique or improper use of a medical device during labor or delivery, chances are you have a valid legal claim against the doctor.

Can brain injury occur during birth?

A brain trauma that occurs during the delivery process can be caused by decreased oxygen (hypoxia) and decreased blood flow to a baby’s brain (ischemia). A brain trauma during delivery is rare and usually the cause of medical negligence.

Types of birth injuries?

Common Birth-Related Traumas

Caput Succedaneum
Cephalohematoma
Bruising and Broken Bones
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
Bell’s Palsy
Brachial Plexus Injury
Oxygen Deprivation
Fractures

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Related Practice Categories

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management. A medical error is a preventable adverse effect of care, whether or not it is evident or harmful to the patient. This might include an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis or treatment of a disease, injury, syndrome, behavior, infection, or other ailment.

Nursing Home & Elder Abuse

Nursing home neglect is similar to nursing home abuse in many ways, but they are not the same. While nursing home abuse implies a specific intent to harm the elder, nursing home neglect is defined as a breach of duty or form of sub-standard care that results in harm to the patient.

Wrongful Death

Denoting a civil action in which damages are sought against a party for causing a death, typically when criminal action has failed or is not attempted.

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