Infant Brain Damage Birth Injury
The devastation that results when parents become aware that their infant has a brain damage birth injury is immeasurable. The heartbreak is paralleled with questions: How did this happen? Who is responsible? Will my baby survive? How do I care for my baby? The list is long.
Finding out what type of infant brain damage has been sustained is an important first step. One example is when there has been insufficient or restricted oxygen or blood flow to an infant’s brain (known as birth asphyxia), which can cause a type of brain dysfunction called hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).1,2 It can occur at any point before birth, after the birth, or during labor and delivery and may be due to medical malpractice negligence in the form of an infant brain damage birth injury. HIE can lead to Cerebral Palsy.
Once the type of infant brain damage birth injury is confirmed, it is beneficial to find helpful resources and develop both a short-term and long-term care plan. It is at this point in cases of infant brain damage birth injuries caused by medical malpractice negligence that most parents and families enlist professional legal help, not only to help ensure justice, but also to secure fair compensation in order to meet the needs of their baby. This includes not only current needs, but also those that will occur in the future. Cost increases for required items, medications, and professional services must be calculated into a settlement.
Birth-related errors made on behalf of doctors, medical specialists, nurses, midwives, hospitals, birthing centers, or any other related individuals or entities can result in the permanent disability or death of an infant who is the victim of HIE, Cerebral Palsy, and other brain-related injuries. In such instances, it is possible for one or more individuals or entities to be liable for provable medical malpractice negligence in the form of an infant brain damage birth injury.
Record-breaking South Florida Birth Injury Lawyer Richard “Bo” Sharp, Esq. and Mallard & Sharp, P.A.’s goal is to obtain justice for individuals and families who are victims of birth injury medical malpractice negligence, especially when such malpractice occurs during labor and delivery. This includes cases involving provable infant brain damage birth injuries.
The firm handles a wide range of detailed cases that involve birth injuries, medical malpractice, and negligent security, as well as any other acts of negligence that cause catastrophic injuries or wrongful death.
For more information or to inquire about hiring expert legal representation for a potential medical malpractice case, including those involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and cerebral palsy birth injuries, contact Mallard & Sharp, P.A. at 305-461-4800.