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Florida Premature Birth Injuries

Florida Premature Birth Injuries

Brain Injury During Birth

One of the most traumatic and distressing situations parents can experience while pregnant is that of having their child or children born too early. A premature (also called preterm) birth is any birth that occurs earlier than 37 completed weeks of pregnancy.1 In 2020, one in ten U.S. babies was born prematurely.2 It’s an astounding number.

Sadly, in many cases, premature births result in birth injuries or infant deaths. In fact, complications from preterm births are the leading cause of death in children under five.1

Complications of premature births can include incomplete organ development, vision problems, hearing impairment, improperly formed bones and teeth, and a host of other physical problems, not to mention other functional impairments and learning disabilities. All in all, a vast number of problems are faced by parents whose infants sustain “premature birth” birth injuries.

Of critical importance is the fact that “premature birth” birth injuries often involve an infant’s brain. More than one third of cases of cerebral palsy are linked to being born extremely prematurely (before 28 weeks), with clinical studies indicating that such damage can present itself several weeks after birth.3

“Premature birth” birth injuries often result in legal action in cases in which medical malpractice negligence can be proven. Like other types of medical malpractice negligence lawsuits, those involving “premature birth” birth injuries have a statute of limitations and should therefore be presented to an experienced lawyer or legal team as soon as possible in order to help secure the best outcome for the infant and family.

Noted attorney Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s goal is to obtain justice for families whose infant has experienced a birth injury. Mallard & Sharp, P.A. is dedicated to providing each client with the path to justice and financial recovery. The firm notably handles cases that involve infant or maternal birth injuries, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and negligent security, as well as any other acts of provable negligence that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death to individuals.

For additional information, or to inquire about expert legal representation for a potential “premature birth” birth injury medical malpractice negligence case, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.



3 University of Auckland. “Brain injury in preemies may be treatable even well after birth.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 29 September 2022.

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